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Behzad Bernous Psychologist in California
Behzad Bernous , PsyD


Newport Beach, CA

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an experienced clinical psychologist who is dedicated to help my clients cope with mental health issues as well as providing psychological testings.

Dr. Behzad Bernous is a Licensed clinical psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Life Coach (LC) practicing in Southern California.
He is also a professor of psychology and teaches at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and National University, as well as being the president of the Bernous Psychological Services in Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Bernous also specializes in psychological testing and evaluation and conducts testing and evaluations such as: memory and cognitive assessments, intellectual and academic abilities assessments and many more for variety of sources including forensic evaluation for courts, fitness for duty, and also Department of Defense (DOD) evaluations.

Dr. Bernous' extensive knowledge and experience in psychology and art (photojournalist for more than 15 years) enables him to be an avid observer, a good listener, as well as a creative solution finder. Dr. Bernous is amount the leading psychologists utilizing Photo-Therapy in his practice which is an innovative use of photography to reduce mental health symptoms. You can find out more about Photo-Therapy by visiting our services page.

Dr. Bernous' theoretical approach in therapy is psychodynamic, which involves the various forces of the mind that are in motion. This approach considers different psychological factors as having effects on an individual's life. These factors could be known or unknown to us. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to make us aware of unknown thoughts, feelings, and desires. This way, we can develop new ways of thinking about ourselves and new ways of relating to others, while learning to be more flexible in dealing with our problems. This method of therapy allows for a new aspect of our personality to grow; in other words, it allows us to become the best person we could be.

Dr. Bernous provides therapy both in English and Farsi.



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Bernous Psychological Services

1451 Quail Street
Suite 102
Newport Beach, CA 92660 US


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Service types

  • Psychological Testing
  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • English
  • Persian

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