Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych

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About me
As a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience, I offer counselling and support for adolescents (age 16 and older), adults and couples. I have extensive training and experience in working with childhood traumas, compulsive and emotional eating, addiction, self-Esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, and relationship difficulties.

My Approach 
My orientation is primarily Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative and transformative therapeutic model. Through the lens of Internal Family Systems, I believe extreme behaviors are parts of ourselves that are destructive or in conflict with one another. For example, part of you may want to lose weight but there is another part that wants to indulge in food. In IFS language, the part of each of us that is wise, whole, calm, creative, curious, confident, compassionate, connected, courageous, and clear is called the authentic Self. By using IFS, your authentic and wise Self would explore what each of this part is attempting to accomplish for you. In addition to IFS, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Freedom Technique (tapping) and mindfulness, and Advanced Integrative Therapy. 

Benefits of working with me 
By working with me you can improve your communications skills, learn strategies to cope better with stress and anxiety, resolve symptoms from past traumas and improve your relationship with food.
I also provide a 6 to 8 weeks pre-marriage counselling to prepare couples for a long and healthy marriage. 
I provide counselling in English and Farsi. 
offer 15 minutes free consultation to get to know more about me and my approach to therapy before you commit to working with me. 
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