Karen Yanez, LPC

Karen Yanez, LPC

Hi, my name is Karen! I am a licensed professional counselor and child mental health specialist.

Play Therapy

I primarily work with children ages 3-12 years of age. I utilize a child-centered approach when working with children while using their natural language of play to promote growth, resiliency, and help resolve psychosocial difficulties. I include caregivers as part of the treatment process and ensure ongoing collaboration while working with your child. I am also pursuing my registered play therapist credential while continuing to promote the therapeutic powers of play.


Trauma limits the ability for individuals to function well since the body is focused on safety. I help children process through the trauma they experienced, learn to feel safe again, and help them feel empowered and ready for the future.

How I Can Help

I look forward to working together with you and your family to support you and your child during our time together. My approach to counseling is strength-based and tailored to your individual family needs.

More About Me

In my spare time, I enjoy engaging in my hobbies that include travelling, reading, baking, hiking, arts and crafts, and watching movies. I also enjoy spending time with my loved ones and cuddling with my dog.

“Children can articulate the unspeakable through play”– Paris Goodyear-Brown


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