Dr. Roya Karbakhsh, MD PLC
“Life is a purposeful action.”
Adult, Child, & Adolescent psychiatrist/psycotherapist
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4845 E Thunderbird Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-368-8600
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About Dr. Roya Karbakhsh, MD PLC
Dr. Roya Karbakhsh is an Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Her sympathetic, kindhearted, and caring approaches to her patients make her capable of reaching to the core of her patients' issues and empowers them to enhance their awareness of their potentials in dealing with treatment and recovery. 


Work History:

Dr. Karbakhsh has been working in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as day programs. She is a graduate of Isfahan Medical University. She graduated from New York Medical College psychiatry residency program at Saint Vincent's Hospital, NY. 

Dr. Karbakhsh's great love of children and the importance of addressing the childhood's psychosocial stressors on the developmental stages led her to attended New York University’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship. During her fellowship at New York University hospital and NYU Child study center she worked as an instructor for residents and medical students. She completed a research psychopharmacology fellowship focusing on child adolescent psycho pharmacology research at Mount Sinai with Dr. Jeffery Newcorn. Her main concentration included childhood ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD.  

Working Modalities:

Dr. Karbakhsh's scientific approach and psycho pharmacological intervention as well as her extensive academic experience and expertise in employing various modalities include family and couple therapy, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, mindfulness based stress reduction skills, and dialectic behavioral therapy DBT. She also uses coherence breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques to further her patients' receptivity to regain inner strength in dealing with their treatment and recovery.

Treatment plans may include medication management, nutritional supplementation, bio identical hormonal therapy, psychotherapy, career coaching and/or consulting.


In her work with children Dr. Karbakhsh employs CBT, indirect play therapy, sandbox play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and family therapy to enhance their recovery from Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD 

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