Kari Fisher, MSW, ACSW, PPSC
Kari Fisher is a therapist and special education advocate for the Curry Psychology Group.
She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from USC with a concentration in Families and Children and a sub‑concentration in School Settings, and is a credentialed Pupil Personnel Services Provider (PPSC). Kari is now completing a second Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis to further her expertise in therapeutic interventions for children, especially those with behavioral issues stemming from developmental delays and Autism spectrum disorder.
Kari has been providing educational advocacy services for over seven years. She is an expert in Disability Services in Education, and has worked as a Behavioral Therapist and Special Education Instructional Assistant for San Diego and Compton Unified School Districts.
Kari has completed specialized professional training in military social work and veteran services, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and 504 and Individualized Education Planning. She is a certified substitute teacher for the state of California and is fluent in Spanish.
Kari’s extensive training and expertise in childhood development, military services, trauma recovery, education and mental health are matched by her dependability and personable nature. She is a powerful advocate for individuals and families—whether helping guide parents through the special education process, providing individual support, or assisting military families through service-related transitions.
Kari currently practices as a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (California Reg. #71492) under the license and supervision of Dr. Curry.