supportive virtual therapy in Texas • a safe space to embrace your authentic self 

Welcome to The Wakeful State!

We're so glad you've found your way here!

We are an open-minded and relaxed group practice serving ages 14 and above with virtual therapy. We are based in Texas.

We are passionate clinicians who want to make therapy as accessible and as non-scary as possible. Above all else, we want you to feel comfortable and supported in our presence. The most fulfilling thing to us as clinicians is watching you become your authentic self!

The Wakeful State group photo 2023

We can help you with:

Meet Our Team

Katy Alaniz, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Group Practice Founder/Owner

I’m a Dallas-based full-time telehealth therapist in private practice, serving all of Texas. After completing my formal education, I spent 6 years working with eating disorders…

Steph Paredes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

When I’m not at work, I am more than likely doodling and starting art projects that I may or may not finish. I love music, going to concerts, camping out in Half Price Books…

Simoné Sanders, LMFT-A

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, Supervised by Jamie Portor, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S

It brings me joy to work alongside people who are on a journey towards healing and understanding. You are the expert in your life, and together we work to find the skills…
Canitra Reed

Canitra Reed

Clinical Intern Supervised by Katy Alaniz, LPC

I have a passion for helping others and walking alongside individuals in the healing process. I believe very strongly that we all deserve to be treated with dignity.

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