Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych

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As a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience I offer counselling and support for adolescents (age 16 and older), adults and couples.

My orientation is primarily Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative and transformative therapeutic model for emotional healing of compulsive and emotional eating, addiction, self-Esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties.

Through the lens of Internal Family Systems, I believe extreme behaviors are parts of you trying to protect you, not from innate badness or character flaws. In addition to IFS, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Freedom Technique (tapping) and mindfulness.

I  provide a 6 to 8 weeks pre-marriage counselling to prepare couples for a long and healthy marriage.

By working with me you can improve your communications, overcome depression and anxiety, resolve symptoms from past traumas and improve your relationship with food. 

I provide counselling in English and Farsi. 

I charge a flat fee of $160.00 per 1 hour session. This applies to couples as well as individuals. If a client is struggling financially, a sliding scale is possible on a case by case basis.

My office is located in Tuscany NW Calgary Alberta and you can reach me at 403-923-3905 or email me at

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Calgary AB