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Katy Alaniz(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Polyamory & Ethical Non-Monogamy- Eating disorders & disordered eating- LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics- Trauma-BDSM/Kink Community- Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

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!

Message to clients

My main saying, which is plastered all over my website, is 'you deserve peace just as much as anyone else'. I remember what it felt like to have little to no peace/contentment, and it's miserable. When I was at my worst with my own mental health diagnoses, I would describe to others that I felt like a half-dead person, just kind of walking around in a perpetual state of being asleep. When I started getting better, it's like I woke up.

I named my practice 'The Wakeful State', because that's my hope for you: to be in a state of wakefulness, clarity, and a little closer to joy. If you're willing to talk and change, I believe I can help get you to your own wakeful state.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

The Wakeful State, Owner/Therapist
Center for Discovery, Clinician/Case Manager
Youth & Family Counseling, Therapist
Parker University, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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


Texas: 76288




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I normally do 50-minute sessions, but have now added 90-minute and 30-minute session times here and there on my schedule!


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$135 (50min)
  • Initial session:$145 (55min)
  • Couples sessions:$240 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$240 (90min)
  • Email/Text Therapy$130 (60min)
  • Emotional Support Animal Recommendation$155 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

There are 5 other clinicians in my practice, and we have several sliding scale options available.