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Meet Karina

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Welcome! I am Karina Arias, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have over a decade of experience in the field of Social Work. I have been a practicing clinician since 2010, providing therapy to individuals dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and general life stress. I understand the importance of making mental health a priority in your overall well-being.

I am bilingual and bicultural and have experience working with adults of various backgrounds. Additionally, I have experience providing the required pre-surgery mental health evaluation for bariatric surgery candidates, as well as evaluations for immigration cases, including asylum, hardship, and VAWA.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and a master’s degree in Social Work from Cal State Long Beach. I began practicing as a clinician in 2010 and became licensed in the state of California in 2012 (LCSW 28531). 

My approach as a therapist is one of support, while challenging behavior patterns that may have you feeling burned out, overwhelmed, or alone. I can help equip you with the tools to confront life's stressors so that together we can achieve your goals.

Karina Arias, LCSW
Karina Arias Counseling
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