Dr. Behnan believes that seeking professional help is a strength, not a weakness. She values individuals for who they are, appreciates their experiences, pain and struggle. Dr. Behnan makes every effort to understand her clients' needs, and makes it a priority to meet with her clients at their starting point. Along the way, Dr. Behnan does her best to provide her clients with a safe and a healthy environment.
She has been extensively involved in conducting therapy with children, adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families from diverse populations in two languages: English and Arabic. She has gained experience working in the United States as well as Egypt, using psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapies including Trauma Focused CBT.
Dr. Behnan uses her experience as a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach as well as an Anger Management Coach in helping her clients in many ways. These ways include bringing awareness to the inner gifts each client has, how those gifts can be used in fulfilling the person's needs from within, experiencing self growth and accordingly contributes to the wellbeing of others and the society.
Dr. Behnan's clients come from a wide variety of ethnicities and backgrounds. She believes that understanding different cultures, religions and mixed marriages, especially in our American society, is an essential element in the therapy process.
Dr. Behnan works cooperatively with multi-disciplinary such as doctors, teachers, social workers and others to best serve her clients. Dr. Behnan's ultimate goal is for her clients to increase their self awareness, experience self growth and enjoy a better life.