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Therapist in Darien, Illinois,
Karen Hernandez, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Darien, Illinois, Karen Hernandez, LPC

Karen Hernandez, LPC

Karen is someone who will provide you with the safe space to be able to express yourself. She will be empathetic to your everyday struggles, but she will also challenge you in making a change. Karen is someone who will be there through the challenge, to support you. Although change can be scary, it is important when wanting to make progress and wanting to move forward.

Karen uses a variety of theoretical orientations such as CBT, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, among others. All of these orientations are used in an eclectic way to better serve the client.

Karen graduated with her Masters in Clinical Psychology Counseling Practice from Roosevelt University in 2021 and received her LPC in 2022. She earned her Bachelors in Arts in 2016 from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Karen has worked in a variety of settings ranging from long-term care facility, residential, and outpatient therapy. She has worked with all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, etc


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Consociate Health
  • CuraLinc EAP
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Humana
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English
  • Spanish



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