Karen Talbot, LCSW, CCTP

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist.  I specialize in helping children and youth, and their family overcome anxiety, depression, grief/loss, PTSD, relational problems, self-harming behaviors, and trauma.  

I believe every person is unique with divine qualities and inner strengths. I believe you are the expert in your own lives. I work to assist people in improving their own lives. 

 I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and a Compassion Fatigue Professional. I am trained in both TF-CBT and DBT. I use the TF-CBT model to assist children and youth to process their trauma through play therapy, art therapy, and narrative therapy.  I use the DBT model to assist my clients in learning emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.  

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work at Utah State University in 1991. I have worked in residential behavioral facilities with adolescent males and females. I have worked as a Department of Child Safety worker for the State of Utah working with Children at Risk and the Youth Protection Programs. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah in 1999. I then moved to Casper, Wyoming, where I worked at Central Wyoming Counseling Center as psychotherapist working with children, youth, and their families in assigned elementary schools. In 2007, I moved to Yuma, AZ, where I worked at Child and Family Services of Yuma. I provided therapy to children, youth, and their family as well as provided supervision to other therapists. I am currently an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the Center for Credentialing & Education.  I also assisted in running a support group for the Right Turn for Yuma Veterans program.  For my own personal self-care, I enjoy going to the LDS temple, spending time with my family and friends, playing chess, painting, and taking pictures.


  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family
  • Family conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Individuals
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Karen Talbot Accepts The Following Insurances:

  • EMI
  • Medicare Part B
  • Out of network
  • PEHP
  • Regence BCBS
  • SelectHealth
  • Self pay
  • U of U Advantage
  • U of U Preferred
  • U of U Premier
  • Veterans Choice

Ages Treated:

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Karen Treats:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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