Sultana Karim, Therapist in Maryland — Zencare
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Sultana Karim

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Maryland, Virginia Accepting Online
Updated July 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Sultana Karim is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Woodbridge, VA. Sultana has expertise in working with women who are pregnant, want to get pregnant, or already have children. She provides kind, empathetic support for mothers who experience postpartum depression or anxiety. Often, these clients feel immense pressure to perform their role of mother without flaw, only to become burnt out. The changes in their bodies during and after pregnancy might also lead to feelings of emptiness, disconnection from others including their new baby, hopelessness, or even self-harm. Sultana helps these women to reconnect with their authentic selves and to practice effective self-care so that they can enjoy their everyday lives.

Sultana practices strengths-based, person-centered care in her therapy practice. She believes that every person she works with has innate strengths that can be harnessed for healing, growth, and discovery. Sultana teaches clients how to decrease negative thought patterns, including the harmful self-talk that leads to depressive or anxious moods. By offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), ), Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and Art Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Mindfulness, Perinatal Yoga (Prenatal, Postpartum, Fertility Yoga), Strength-Based Approach, Person- Centered Approach, clients learn how to replace negative thoughts with positive, helpful ones that affirm the self. She helps clients process their traumas and helps clients work towards their goals by breaking their goals down into smaller, achievable steps as they process through their emotions.

Sultana earned a Master’s degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She strives to boost each client’s natural resiliency and to empower her clients to prioritize their own mental health, especially as they care for their loved ones.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sultana Karim is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 1pm-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 1pm-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Postpartum Support Virginia, Deputy Director, 2021 - Present

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2014


Licensure

Maryland: LC8518

Virginia: 0701007624


Languages

English