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Katya Karaz, LICSW

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About me

I am a licensed therapist (LICSW) practicing out of Minnesota. I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. I am cisgender female and use she/her pronouns. I live with my partner, our lovely toddler, and two very spoiled cats. I am a proud first generation American (my father is from Egypt) and was raised in a multicultural household. I grew up in the Midwest, but have had the privilege of enjoying international travel with my family throughout my life. I find equal joy in the plains country I grew up in and the urban area I now call home.

I practice with an understanding that many life factors play a major role in our ability to thrive emotionally, socially, and spiritually. These factors include income, health, living environment, and family history, to name only a few. I use a dynamic, strengths-based approach. In sessions you can expect me to be warm, open, and genuine. I truly believe in the power of this process, but its success depends on your feelings of safety and trust in sessions. If for any reason you feel I am not the right fit for you, I encourage you to try with another provider! While I am happy to work with you, I appreciate that there is a chemistry to this process and I want honor that so that you can benefit the most from this work.

I believe therapy is a commitment to a better quality of life. It may help you reduce symptoms and harmful behaviors caused by mental illness. It also offers a space to process past events, new and ongoing challenges, and loss. Therapy is not always easy, but its rewards can be transformative. I am so glad you are seeking this opportunity for support and change. I look forward to learning more about you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LICSW 29584


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katya Karaz. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Katya has been fantastic. She listens, validates, provides thoughtful insights, and asks respectful and curious questions so we can work through things together. I can honestly say that sessions with her have made me a calmer, happier person as I know someone has really heard me and understands.

Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Katya for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

First of all let me start by saying Katya Karaz is a wonderful person, and amazing at what she does. I have been talking to her for few months now and I can honesty say that I have seen huge improvement with my mental health, and with my relationship with others. She is someone that I can be comfortable with and there is no judgement there. She created a space for me to cry, to feel different emotions and to understand myself a lot better. overall she's good at what she does and she helped me deal with panic attacks. Did I mention! she's a great listener. I would give her 100/10 because she broke my scale..hahaha.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Katya for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Katya is always helpful and gives me good feedback. She is great to talk to.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Katya for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Ms. Karaz was very very helpful

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Katya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have seen so much amazing progress in myself after working with Katya. I struggled finding a long-term therapist through BetterHelp and was feeling extremely defeated. I was matched with Katya and she has been extremely supportive and understanding during all of our sessions. I literally do not know what I would do without her! She provides a platform for me to be vulnerable and provides actionable resources and advice to help better my mental health.

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Katya for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is super helpful and kind

Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Katya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma and abuse