Karen F Chambre, Psychotherapy in Sherman Oaks, California, 91403

Karen F Chambre

Karen F Chambre

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 12210
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AARP
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • California Crime Victims Bureau
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Military OneSource
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • Multiplan
Fees: If you have insurance that covers mental health benefits, we will be happy to bill your insurance company. Clients are responsible for the rate that your insurance pays until the deductible is met and co-pays. We will also bill out of network for insurance companies. The top of my fee scale is $125 per hour.
I have a sliding scale so as not to exclude people who are in various financial circumstances. The Sliding fee scale is based on the average family of 2-4 people and can be adjusted higher or lower depending on the number of people living in the home.

*Other extenuating circumstances regarding the ability to pay (ex. high medical bills, etc.) can be documented below and taken into account when agreeing upon a fee.
Free Initial Consultation
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4920 Van Nuys Blvd Apt 309
Sherman Oaks, California 91403

My Approach to Helping

Taking the first step to open yourself to a therapist can be initially intimidating. Anxieties about judgment or feeling misunderstood can become obstacles to an experience to promoting growth.

My style is to provide a non-judgmental environment to assist clients to understand motivations or obstacles blocking getting needs met. Exploring the biological, psychological and social aspects of the internal conflicts as well as discovering past the impact of early family relationships allowing for a level of awareness and insight.

As this knowledge develops, people begin to experience emotions and become attentive to their inner feelings. Especially, in situations that provoke deep emotional responses. As this, internal awareness grows and client's competencies increase. Behaviour shift slowly and effortlessly.

According to the research in neuroplasticity, it is probable that in these moments change in the brain occurs. What an exciting discovery! Much more research in this area is progressing.

More Info About My Practice

Creativity and media are also a way of discovering oneself. Often people bring in their creations or forms of media that inspire them as a way to further understand themselves on a deeper level. There is much unconscious material to discover hidden in these arts.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Over the last 30 years, I have had the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a broad range of issues including:
Anxiety problems such as generalized anxiety, panic disorders, and PTSD. Eating disorders is an area of proficiency.
Depression concerns are also an are of specialty including grief, loss, previous abandonment as well as other Biopsychosocial issues that contribute to depression.

Relationship and Family matters such as: struggles in finding appropriate partners, relationship problems, break-ups and divorce.

Parenting and Child and Adolescent Therapy including: fertility issues, becoming new parents, child issues, Play Therapy and painstaking work occurring during the angst of adolescents.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma Survivors, Eating Disorders, sexual concerns, creative blocks

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dreamwork
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
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