Monday and Tuesday (9am-7pm), Friday (9am-1pm). Providing virtual therapy to Maryland residents only. Accepts Aetna, MultiPlan, United Healthcare CareFirst/Anthem/BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna Insurance only.
Karo Beygzadeh, LMSW
As a person of color with ancestry from Kurdistan who also identifies as male and American, I am knowledgeable and passionate about providing clinical mental health care to address the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. The clinical diagnoses I have experience working with anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, depression, PTSD. Regarding day-to-day experiences that affect mental health, I support clients through work issues, communication challenges, identity difficulties, interpersonal issues, grief and loss, effects of past and ongoing trauma, difficulty managing day-to-day tasks at home, work or school, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, life transitions and similar challenges. We collaboratively look at how these diagnoses and daily experiences impact thoughts, mood, behavior, relationships and self-esteem and work together to identify unique strategies to alleviate or eliminate the effects of these things.
During therapy, I blend social justice and clinical frameworks to support clients in self-exploration, affirming identities, confronting the impact of biases and discrimination, resolve how family systems affect them psychologically and aim to strengthen interpersonal relationships. Growing up with different cultural identities, I understand the psychological impact of unique issues, opportunities, identity conflicts and challenges of identity exploration for people with different cultural and identity backgrounds. Additionally, I guide my clients to help discover the unconscious thoughts and unresolved experiences and feelings behind their beliefs, decisions, desires and behaviors. Fluent in English, Kurdish, and Farsi (Persian), I can help clients who prefer to speak their mother language.
My approach in counseling is person-centered, strength-based, and goal-oriented. I prioritize establishing trust, emotional/psychological safety and building a collaborative therapeutic relationship. We will use ACT, DBT, CBT, attachment theory, solution-focused, and person-centered psychotherapy and other evidence-based and culturally sensitive therapeutic frameworks and strategies. We will do collaborative work to develop adaptive strategies to replace cognitive errors for behavior change and resolve trauma.
Clients know themselves the best and in order to assist them, I create a safe space for them to explore the different and occasionally latent parts of themselves, gain new perspective , and eventually self-actualize. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place where individuals explore their difficulties, goals, disappointments, values, desires and challenges. Through this effort, clients discover their unvoiced or unnamed feelings, achieve a clearer understanding and a deeper sense of self. As appropriate, I use other approaches, such as mindfulness and relaxation and journaling among others to further facilitate emotional expression and/or catharsis.
I received my Master of Arts in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. I'm certified by the Maryland Board of Social Workers to provide clinical assessment, diagnostic and therapy treatment under clinical supervision.