BABAK GOVAN, PHD, MAOB
Clinical & Health Psychology | Adults & Couples
Couples & Marriage Counseling
Whether life is going well or you are struggling to be well, therapy could be a helpful and powerful tool in moving forward. Finding the right therapist, however, could be overwhelming. With investments of energy, time, and money, it is important to select a therapist with whom you feel comfortable—someone who “gets” you and in whom you have trust and confidence.
I enjoy helping adults and couples understand their barriers and strengths to help them meet their goals in the various aspects of their lives, such as relationships, work, school, and health. In particular, I specialize in helping clients manage and overcome self-defeating behaviors, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse issues. Working with clients who struggle with chronic medical issues, including insomnia, pain, and Parkinson’s disease, is another area of specialty.
I strongly believe that health and happiness come through living life in moderation and balance. I also believe that we must acknowledge the positive, strong, and humorous elements of one’s identity and life. This belief system is the cornerstone of my approach, moderative psychotherapy. Many clients describe my “style” as “honest,” “real,” being a “straight-shooter,” and interactive. I would be happy to speak with you to see how I could be helpful and whether my specialties, approach, and style are a good fit for you.
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AVID FARAHANI, PSYD
Clinical & Health Psychology | Adults & Older Adults
Bariatric Pre-Surgical Evaluation
As we all continue to navigate life’s transitions and changes, we eventually find ourselves needing guidance and support along the way. Whether you or someone you know is currently thriving or struggling in life, deciding to seek therapy can often be a helpful, rewarding, and life-changing experience.
Finding and choosing a therapist, however, could be challenging and overwhelming. Not only must practical matters be considered, such as insurance and convenience, so must the therapist’s style, approach, and qualifications. In other words, it has to be a “good fit” and it must “feel right.”
As a licensed psychologist, I enjoy and specialize in working with adults and older adults navigating the gains and losses associated with life’s domains, such as health and aging, relationships, spirituality, finances, academics, and work. Helping clients who struggle with weight, chronic pain, insomnia, or women’s issues (e.g., pregnancy/birth, postpartum depression) are other areas of interest and specialty. Lastly, I provide pre-surgical evaluations for surgical candidates.
My “style” or “approach” centers on being genuine, transparent, direct, and engaged with my clients. I believe strongly that focusing on strength, humor, and positivity is important and that change can happen fairly quickly in therapy. I am more than happy to speak with you to learn more about your consideration of therapy and to determine if I am a “good fit” and “feel right” for you.