She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
I normally do 50-minute sessions, but have now added 90-minute and 30-minute session times here and there on my schedule!
Katy Alaniz (she/her) is a mental health therapist, licensed to provide counseling services to all of Texas. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology at Dallas Baptist University and then completed her Masters degree in Professional Counseling at Amberton University.
Katy has worked in the field of eating disorders since 2015, at both the residential and outpatient levels. She has obtained her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and continues working toward CEDS certification. Katy has a passion for working with the polyam/kink community, eating disorders, and the LGBTQIA community. She currently sees clients all across Texas via telehealth.
Katy practices often from a feminist HAES approach, uses the enneagram often in sessions, and expertly integrates experiential techniques into her practice. Her favorite show is The Office, she’s a 4 on the enneagram, and fresh hydrangeas and good coffee will always put a smile on her face!
Polyamory & Ethical Non-Monogamy - Helping non-traditional individuals, couples, triads, polycules, etc. navigate the world of ethical non-monogamy; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and societal challenges; working through relationship trauma
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
BDSM/Kink Community - Processing through: relationship issues, coming out, vanilla & kink conflicts, abuse & trauma, oppression, and everyday problems.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Steph Paredes, a therapist in my group practice, is in-network with BCBS, and soon to be in-network with Baylor Scott & White!
Years of Experience: 5 years
The Wakeful State, Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Center for Discovery, Clinician/Case Manager, 2015 - 2020
Youth & Family Counseling, Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Parker University, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 2010 - 2015
The Medical University of South Carolina, Certificate in Trauma-Focused CBT, 2018
Amberton University, Master's Degree, 2016
Dallas Baptist University, Bachelor's Degree, 2009