Karen Yanez, M.Ed., LPC

San Antonio: Alamo Heights

Karen is a Latinx Licensed Professional Counselor and child mental health specialist who is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University.

Karen is passionate about working with individuals who come from diverse walks of life and primarily works with youth, ages 5-18, and young adults, ages 18-25. She uses a trauma-informed, strength-based, and holistic approach to therapy with her clients that addresses the whole person. She believes that every individual is doing the best that they can with what they have in the moment and strives to offer everyone a safe space to feel, heal, and grow into the person they wish to be.

Karen has experience working with youth and families in the counseling field for the past 6 years and has worked in both community mental health and private practice settings. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma, and has training in Dialectical Behavioral Training and Play Therapy.

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Insurance Networks

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United/Optum

Age Groups

  • 5-25

Counseling Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Play Therapy For Children


  • Trauma Recovery
  • Depression Counseling
  • Anxiety Counseling
  • Identity Development
  • Parenting Education & Development
  • Emotion Regulation
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