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Abdul Kargbo LISW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Abdul Kargbo Licensed Independent Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. My aim is to help my clients figure out what is keeping them from realizing their goals and working with them to identify strategies for overcoming those obstacles.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Abdul is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in working with adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, bereavement, and substance use disorders. He helps them transform their lives by learning to think about their lives in new and less hurtful ways. Abdul holds a master s degree in social work from Howard University s School of Social Work. Prior to getting his MSW, he was working at an outpatient community mental health center and working on getting certified as an addiction counselor. He employs a variety of techniques including psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, Socratic questioning, and unconditional positive regard. His treatment orientation is heavily influenced by rational emotive and cognitive approaches. Abdul always aims to help clients understand what they want from their lives and to motivate them to achieve those goals. Abdul's practice is rooted in humanism, the belief that people are self-motivated to pursue their own happiness. He sees his role as a guide who can support you on your journey toward happiness. Abdul accepts that all people are unique, with unique biology, chemistry, life stories, and life goals all their own. He understands that not everyone gets the same start in life and that each of us is uniquely shaped by the challenges and opportunities we encounter in our families of origin, our communities, and our society at large. Abdul's goal as a professional is to support you as you strive for happiness and help you identify challenges and develop skills to overcome them. Ultimately, he believes that each person he meets is on a quest, searching for a rewarding, meaningful, and fulfilling life. His role is simply to help you get to your destination. "Noted psychiatrist and addiction expert Gabor MatÈ said that only when compassion is present can healing truly take place. My goal is to be that compassionate presence in your life as you work to understand yourself, identify the source of your unhappiness, and work with you to discover the happiness and life satisfaction that you deserve," says Abdul.





Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise




Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy


  • South Carolina, Licensed Independent Social Worker, 15427


Master of Social Work, Howard University School of Social Work

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston, Charleston, SC

Frequently Asked Questions About Abdul Kargbo, LISW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Abdul Kargbo, LISW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Abdul Kargbo accepting new clients?

Yes, Abdul Kargbo is accepting new clients for online therapy in South Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston, 215 E Bay St Suite 404, Charleston, SC, 29401.

Does Abdul Kargbo accept insurance?

Yes, Abdul Kargbo accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Abdul Kargbo offer?

Abdul Kargbo offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Abdul Kargbo offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Abdul Kargbo offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston, 215 E Bay St Suite 404, Charleston, SC, 29401.

Does Abdul Kargbo offer online therapy?

Yes, Abdul Kargbo offers online therapy via video sessions to people in South Carolina.

How quickly can I see Abdul Kargbo?

Abdul Kargbo typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Abdul Kargbo speak?

Abdul Kargbo conducts therapy sessions in English and Russian.

Can I book an appointment with Abdul Kargbo online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Abdul Kargbo online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.