Licensed Psychologist

901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206)489-3126

Fax: 4259689428

Email: Email ATA KARIM


Primary Focus: Adult Adjustment | Life Transition, Couples | Marriage, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Tradition Originating in South Asia, PTSD | Trauma, Communication | Social Skills, Stress | Depression, Anxiety | Panic Disorder

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

Range of Focus

  • Accepting Change
  • Anger Management
  • Any adjustment and transition issues
  • Boundary Setting
  • Career / Life Goals
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples & Adult Families
  • Couples Counseling
  • Decision Making
  • Early Adulthood Concerns
  • Exploring Life Goals
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Letting Go of Fear
  • PTSD
  • Personal Relationships
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Premarital Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship/Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Friendship Skills
  • Stress Issues
  • Stressors & Stress Management
  • Unexpected Life Events
  • commitment/marriage/divorce
  • loss of meaning
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Baby Boomer Transition Issues
  • Building Sustainable Relationships
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Conflicts
  • Couples on the Brink of Divorce/Discernment Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Expatriate, Repatriate, & Relocation Adjustment
  • Financial Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Immigrant issues/Acculturation
  • Inter-cultural/Inter-racial Relationships
  • Issues of early adulthood (20's and 30's)
  • Life Adjustment
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  • Personal Motivation / Goal Setting
  • Power Issues
  • Pre-marriage and Early Marriage Counseling
  • Professional Relationships
  • Relationship Rekindling
  • Self Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress & Coping
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Workplace Issues
  • depression

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

Therapeutic Technique 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

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Degrees and Certifications

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

California State University, Long Beach CA

Licenses to Practice and Registrations


License number: PY 60667421

Payment Information and Hours

Insurance Reimbursement Provider For: Aetna, Aetna EAP, Cigna, Magellan, Optum, Optum EAP, Premera, Regence, United Health Care

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