Kathy Lanthorn Cardenas Therapist in Yakima

Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation, Inc.

Kathy Lanthorn Cardenas


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(509) 901-0806

Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation, Inc.
402 E Yakima AVE
Suite #800
Yakima, WA

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Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation, Inc.
402 E Yakima AVE
Suite #800
Yakima, WA
(509) 901-0806
Fax: (509) 457-2756

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(509) 901-0806

Lanthorn Counseling & Forensic Evaluation, Inc.

Kathy Lanthorn Cardenas


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Dr. Lanthorn has been a mental health counselor since 1991. She provides counseling for children, adolescents, individual adult men and women, couples counseling and marriage counseling. She does depression counseling, anxiety counseling, bereavement and grief counseling, and counseling for relationship problems such as separation and divorce, the child and divorce, marital conflict, domestic abuse, and domestic violence. Dr. Lanthorn also does counseling for a variety of other issues such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), childhood sexual abuse, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and offers family therapy dealing with child behavior and parenting skills to help achieve a happy, healthy family. Dr. Lanthorn has experience working with the gay and lesbian (GLBTQ) community. She also provides counseling services in Spanish and has extensive experience working with the Latino community. She is a child mental health specialist and a minority mental health specialist (Latino). Her counseling techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy--with a dash of humor. Dr. Lanthorn is a preferred provider with BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, First Choice Health, Group Health Options, HMA, LifeWise, and Uniform Medical Plan. She enjoys her work with attorney and court referrals that deal with forensic evaluations, forensic mental health and forensic psychology issues, and giving expert testimony.

Yakima based Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator provides forensic assessment, personality testing, and expert testimony in court as an expert witness for both English and Spanish speaking parties in personal injury suits, child custody, sexual abuse, and immigration cases involving mental health issues.

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Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Children (6-10 yrs.)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
  • Adults
  • Elderly (65+)

Video Platforms I utilize:

    Niche Specialty:

    • Relationship Issues

    Also Addressed in My Practice:

    • Depression
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Family Conflict
    • LGBT
    • Life Changes
    • Parenting
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Trauma & PTSD

    My Qualifications:

    Years in Practice: 23 Years
    Highest Degree: Ed.D.
    School: Nova Southeastern University
    Year Graduated: 2004
    License No. and State: LH00003927 WA

    Additional Credentials:
    • Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS)
    • Minority MH Specialist Latino


    Sliding Scale: No
    Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
    Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
    Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank Transfer, Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard
    Insurance Plans Accepted:
    First Choice Health, LifeWise, Premera BlueCross, Regence BlueShield

    Second Language

    Description of Fluency:

    I studied Spanish K12, university and exchange program in Mexico. Taught Spanish 10 years. Provide services in Spanish. LIST Certified as bilingual. Not a native speaker.

    Years Counseling in Spanish:


    Educational Credentials:

    Years in Practice: 20

    • I am completely fluent and am able to fully translate documentation

    Crime Victim Compensation Provider


    License Number: LH00003927

    License State: WA

    License Expiration Date: 11/13/2019

    Name on License: Kathryn Jean Lanthorn