Karen Navarrete, LCSW


Doctoral Candidate


Karen Navarrete, LCSW #91262

As a mental health professional my goal is to help others find ways to cope and heal through life's adversities in a way that is validating and true to themselves through psychotherapy and evidence based practices. I have nine years of experience working in the mental health field. My experience includes working with underserved populations, including the Latino population, homeless, at-risk youth, treating co-occurring disorders, working with the LGBTQIA population, & HIV/AIDS, Veterans, populations exposed to domestic violence, trauma, substance addiction, and court mandated cases (DCFS, Drugs & Alcohol). I have extensive experience providing clinical case management and crisis intervention.

I have worked in the mental health field for over 9 years.  Prior to private practice, I managed an intensive outpatient program for youth, worked for the LA County Department of Mental Health, and worked as a Mental Health Therapist at a non-profit organization providing  mental health & intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment to the general community and the HIV+ populations, & the Latino, monolingual population. I completed my Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California. My concentration was Community Organization Planning and Administration with a Military Social Work sub-concentration. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree & Associate of Arts degree at Mount St. Mary's University. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California. My experience includes working with the dually diagnosed LGBTQI population, at risk youth, Latino undocumented mentally ill, court mandated drug, alcohol, Department of Child and Family Services cases, and the Veteran homeless population.

​I've presented at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) on Military Social Work. I enjoy volunteering  and working with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) providing care and support to families of the fallen, and volunteer with The Soldiers Project, a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to service members and their loved ones pro-bono. I am passionate about volunteer work with domestic violence victims and promoting women empowerment.

Alternative Languages

I am fluent in Spanish. 


I treat individuals, couples, children, and adults.

Years in Mental Health Services: 9 Years
School: University of Southern California
Year Graduated: 2014
License No.: 91262  State:  California

Average Cost (per session): $175.00
Sliding Scale: Yes, with proof of income
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal
Out-of-Network Provider: I provide a statement for patients to request insurance reimbursement.


Out-of-Network Provider: A statement is provided for patients to request reimbursement from their insurance. Please directly contact your insurance and verify your eligibility to see an out-of-network provider.

Information insurance companies may request:

TAX ID/ EIN: 81-5432370

NPI: 1376982868

License Number: 91262


Substance Abuse
Suicidal Thoughts
Chronic Illness                               
Sexual Abuse                               
Mood Disorders                             
Post Traumatic Stress      
Domestic Violence                         
Parenting Issues                             
Peer Relationships                           
Domestic Abuse
Transgender/ Transition
Personality Disorders
Grief and Loss      

Treatment Approach/ Treatment Orientation
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Strength Based
Trauma Focused