Dr. Samaniego Estrada

Licensed Psychologist

Hello and Welcome,

Whether you are browsing for information, seeking another opinion, or have a clear idea of what you need, I want to acknowledge that it is not always easy to take this step. Please know that I am most interested in being of service to you and I am happy to answer as many questions as you may have at this time. I understand that selecting a professional like myself can be confusing, challenging, and at times overwhelming. Whether you choose to work with me or someone else, the important thing is that you obtain the support and services that you need. Below you will find a brief overview of my qualifications. You might find that a short telephone conversation may also be necessary; I recommend it.

I am a licensed psychologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I obtained my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado (accredited by the American Psychological Association). I also completed an internship at Wasatch Mental Health (also APA accredited), in Provo, Utah where I worked with individuals and families of all ages, backgrounds, and a wide range of concerns. I also have specialized training and experience working with concerns related to trauma and other adverse life events, including severe childhood abuse or neglect.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I look forward to speaking with you.

-Dr. Karina Samaniego Estrada


  • Licensed Psychologist in Texas, #37394

Additional Certifications

TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified Therapist

PCIT: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Certified Therapist

EMDR: Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certification in progress

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

APA Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Texas Psychological Association (TPA)