Meet our Team
Behzad Bernous, Psy.D.
President / Clinical Psychologist PSY27821
Dr. Behzad Bernous is a Licensed clinical psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Life Coach (LC) practicing in Southern California.
He is also a professor of psychology and teaches at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and National University, as well as being the president of the Bernous Psychological Services in Newport Beach, CA.
Dr. Bernous is an active member of the Mental Health Society and hosts a radio and TV show about healthy parenting on Ayeneh Organization. Dr. Bernous' extensive knowledge and experience in psychology and art enables him to be an avid observer, a good listener, as well as a creative solution finder.
Dr. Bernous' theoretical approach in therapy is psychodynamic, which involves the various forces of the mind that are in motion. This approach considers different psychological factors as having effects on an individual's life. These factors could be known or unknown to us. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to make us aware of unknown thoughts, feelings, and desires. This way, we can develop new ways of thinking about ourselves and new ways of relating to others, while learning to be more flexible in dealing with our problems. This method of therapy allows for a new aspect of our personality to grow; in other words, it allows us to become the best person we could be.
Dr. Bernous provides therapy both in English and Farsi.
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Alexandre Kargar, Psy.D.
Psychological Assistant PSB94023493
Dr. Alexandre Kargar has a doctorate in Clinical psychology and is currently working under supervision of Dr. Bernous. He has a teaching background in clinical psychology at university and is a licensed clinical psychologist in France. He has worked as a therapist and psychological assistant with a variety of emotional, cognitive and conduct disordered children and adults in a multi-cultural background. His expertise is working with developmentally disabled adults and children and family management.
Dr. Kargar is also a certified life-coach focused on transitional and crisis interventions.
Dr. Kargar provides therapy in English, French, and Farsi
Ariana Ahani, MA, Doctoral Candidate
Psychological Assistant PSB94025821
Ariana Ahani is a psychological assistant currently working under the supervision of Dr. Bernous. Ariana received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in general psychology and is currently working on completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Ariana conducts psychotherapy with individuals suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She also works with immigrants facing acculturation problems as well as individuals seeking personal growth.
Ariana provides a safe, respectful, and growing space for her clients to build inner strength in facing difficulties and find meaning in life.
Ariana believes that a human’s true wealth is the ability to fully experience life, which is the cornerstone of her approach to help her clients live life to the fullest.
Ariana provides therapy both in English and Farsi.