Teri Mills-Manuel Counseling

About Karlie

Karlie Jager


Therapist- M.S. Intern

Karlie Jager, M.S.

Karlie is a graduate from the University of North Texas, with a Master's degree in Counseling. UNT has frequently been ranked among the top counselor preparation programs in the nation and the best in Texas. Like Teri, she is privileged to have been able to study at and work with faculty and staff who remain at the forefront of Play Therapy research and training. . Karlie is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor–Intern accruing the required 3,000 hours of supervision to receive her own independent license by working under the supervision of Teri Mills-Manuel.

Karlie graduated from the Oklahoma State University in May 2015, where she studied Human Development and Family Sciences, with a minor in Psychology. It was during these years that she learned about the subtle nuances that make each individual family unique and important. Learning through a systemic approach that all members of a family are interconnected, and therefore all need specific attention, drew her to the study of mental health counseling. Karlie has extensive experience working with children, and wholeheartedly believes in the power of early intervention to set kids up for the best chances for success in later life.

Karlie believes that each individual has an innate capacity to grow, flourish, and connect deeply with others. She believes that each individual is purposely designed to be in relationship with others, and to be fully known within those relationships. She places an emphasis on understanding each client’s unique experiences and family dynamics and how they affect their personality and development. Karlie believes that there is always room for repair and redemption within each individual. Karlie views her role as a counselor as one who provides the client with the opportunity to gain personal insight and to understand your relationships with your social environment. This is done through an encouraging, trust-filled, and collaborative relationship.

She has been a part of our practice since May 2017, and offers reduced fee therapy options for children, teens, adults and families, with extended after-school and weekend availability.


  • Association for Play Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota: Counseling Academic Honor Society International


University of North Texas

M.S. in Counseling

Oklahoma State University

B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences