Karen Aparicio, Counseling Intern

Provides in person services only.

Location(s): Lynnwood

Hello and welcome! My name is Karen Aparicio, and I am a counseling intern working towards a Master of Arts in Counseling degree through Northwestern University (a CACREP accredited institution).

Therapy can be a complex and emotional process. As your counselor, I will help you navigate this experience by meeting you where you are in your emotional development, providing you with unconditional positive regard, and validating and affirming your unique gifts. I support various traumas, including grief, divorce, significant life transitions, depression, anxiety-related symptoms, and substance abuse recovery.

My overarching philosophy is that the relationship between therapist and client is more important to a positive therapy outcome than employing any one type of method, so I use various theories and approaches to meet my client’s needs. I often use a “here and now” approach where the emphasis is placed on understanding present feelings and interpersonal reactions as they occur in the therapeutic hour.


Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy

Other Education

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Sciences (psychology focus), Central Washington University, 2020

B.S. Leisure Services (event management focus), Central Washington University, 1990


Contact Information

20102 Cedar Valley Rd Suite 204

Lynnwood, WA, 98036

Please call the Cedar Valley Counseling main line at (425) 338-7589 to discuss scheduling an intake appointment.