Dr. Ava Behzoumi – Marriage & Family Therapist

As a therapist and life-long learner, I have been able to both observe and embrace numerous opportunities both locally and globally to live life to the fullest. With optimism and joyfulness, the message is to try to accept what you are given or what you have found, and make the most of it. The positivity that you bring to any situation or set of circumstances will help to give you strength and hope. I am confident that this philosophy has helped me personally, to accept many challenges in life. As a therapist, my goal is to work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to identify both their strengths and weaknesses and to assist them in their journey as they work toward a more rewarding way of life. The improved quality of their life is of paramount importance; as a team, we can accomplish this goal. Click here to learn more about my therapy services.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #103681
Member of Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)

Member of Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Email: abehzoumi@gmail.com
Phone Number: 818-388-0892
Address: 18345 Ventura Blvd. Suite #214, Tarzana, CA 91356


Theoretical Orientation

Change occurs by learning to modify dysfunctional thought patterns. Once a client understands the relationship among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, s/he is able to modify or change the patterns of thinking to cope with stressors in a more positive manner.

Change happens through implementation and improvement of mindfulness, skills to manage distress tolerance, emotional regulations, and inter-personal problem solving skills. Emphasis is placed on accepting uncomfortable thoughts instead of struggling with them.

Change occurs through identifying and meeting needs as well as developing satisfying interpersonal relationship. By implementing and action plan, which includes self -evaluation and a sense of inner control, effective change can be realized.

Change occurs through accessing client’s current strengths and resources. Emphasizes finding solutions to a problem, not on discovering the cause or origins of the problem. In this theory, client implements small and large changes to achieve their preferred future goal(s).