Gender: Male
Pronoun: He/Him

ATA KARIM

Licensed Psychologist
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.~ Khalil Gibran
DBA: Equilibrium PCS, PLLC
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  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Closed
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Education

Ph.D., 1996 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

MSIO, 1991 California State University, Long Beach CA

Licenses

Psychologist - PY 60667421

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Regence

Payment Option:

Cash /VISA / Master Card / PayPal /

Primary Focus:

Adult Adjustment / Life Transitioning Counseling / Couples / Marriage Counseling / Hostile Work Environment / Religious Tradition Originating in South Asia / PTSD / Trauma / Communication / Social Skills Counseling / Stress / Depression Counseling / Anxiety / Panic Disorders Counseling /

Scope of Practice:

I serve individuals ages 17 and older, couples 18 and older. Services offered include: Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Psychological Testing, and Training and Consultation. I work with adults of all backgrounds. I have a special focus for the following client types: 1. South Asian Immigrant and multi-generational clients 2. Clients from diverse racial, cultural, religious backgrounds 3. Intercultural and Inter-religious couples 4. Muslims seeking Islamic Counseling 5. Working professional dealing with stress, burnout and work-life balance

Values and Philosophy:

I believe in meeting the client where they are and then helping them on their journey to recovery, happiness and a more fulfilling life. Everyone deserves to be the best they can be and enjoy the highest quality of life. That everyone has strengths and capabilities to overcome their life challenges with some help and support. I try to live up to the following values as a therapist: 1. Unconditional positive regard 2. Cultural empathy 3. Service with humility

Techniques and Methodology:

I use a culturally responsive integrated approach and offer the following types of therapy: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Mindfulness-based (MBCT) Strength Based Multicultural Person-Centered Islamic psychology