Dr. Karrie Lager

Psychologist , PsyD

(424) 294-8875
I work collaboratively with individuals and families to help them discover creative ways to reach their aspirations and live the life they envision. I support clients as they tell their story and explore ways to build upon their strengths, enhance their coping skills, and improve the quality of their relationships. When working with families, I assist parents on ways to balance a nurturing and secure parent-child relationship with gentle guidance that enhances their children's social and emotional competence, communication skills, academic potential, creativity, and problem solving skills. Convenient weekday and weekend appointments in Encino and Larchmont Village.
My specialities include the evidence based treatment, Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Through a hearing device and two-way mirror, I coach parents on PCIT techniques designed to nurture the parent-child attachment, increase children's compliance, reduce parenting stress, and enhance children's prosocial behaviors at home and school.
I also specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced based treatment. TF-CBT strengthens emotional regulation skills, stress management, cognitive and affective processing, and enhances a sense of safety and trust. Please call me to discuss whether my experience and expertise might be a good match for you.
Call or Email Dr. Karrie Lager for a free phone consultation now - (424) 294-8875


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: PSY20588 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Victim's of Crime
  • Out of Network

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Dr. Karrie Lager's groups

Healthy Focus Parenting

Healthy Focus Psychological Center, Inc. provides interactive parent groups focused on ways to nurture and sustain a strong family attachment and to create balance within your family. Parents are given support and empowerment to implement tools to strengthening positive communication within their family, while implementing effective discipline techniques that foster their children's sense of responsibility and respect for others. The parenting groups place special emphasis on building upon your family's strengths and enhancing your children's social and emotional competencies, listening and communication skills, creativity, and problem solving abilities.

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Healthy Focus Social Skills Group

ABC Social and Emotional Skills Groups incorporate fun, interactive, and innovative curriculum, incorporating art, play, and movement. The ABC groups focus on enhancing children's social and emotional competence, covering the following topics: Teamwork, Sharing and Turn Taking, Respect and Politeness, Listening and Communication Skills, Following Rules and Responsibility, Conflict Resolution Skills, Anger Management Skills, Decision Making Skills, Relaxation and Coping Skills, Expressing Your Creativity, Building Self Esteem. Groups are developmentally tailored for preschoolers and kindergartners, school aged children, and pre-teens.

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Healthy Focus Psychological Center, Inc.
16430 Ventura Blvd
Suite 203
EncinoCalifornia 91436
(424) 294-8875
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Additional Location

Healthy Focus Psychological Center, Inc.
420 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd
Suite 2
Los AngelesCalifornia 90004
(424) 294-8875


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • ADHD


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Adoption
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders


  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • PCIT
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Focused CBT


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Nearby Areas

Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015