Cyrus Behrana, MAPC, LAC
My Counseling Philosophy:
I am a firm believer that our experiences shape our worldview and how we see ourselves. Negative experiences have a particular way of impacting us and becoming part of our life story that form into core beliefs. Core beliefs guide our self-esteem, relationships, internal dialogs, and the way we problem solve. I believe that you can change those negative core beliefs through psychoeducation, coping skills, insight, and awareness. In our work, I will help you identify your strengths, tap into a growth mindset, learn new skills, and improve your personal insight. These skills will help you improve relationships, shift your perspective about yourself and others, and help you live a more satisfying life.
Training and Therapy Approach:
I received my MA in Professional Counseling in 2014 and I am currently a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). I have received trauma training through the Arizona Trauma Institute as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and utilize a Trauma Informed Care approach in my sessions. Other modalities that I find helpful in working with individuals include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Narrative Therapy, Sand-Tray, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Attachment Work. In addition, I have taken various other trauma trainings to better understand the effects trauma has on physical and mental health.
I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in various settings. My clients usually come with concerns around emotional distress, anxiety, depression, peer relationship problems, poor family communication, traumatic experiences, social problems, parenting conflict, family stressors, family transitions, and much more. I have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Executive Functioning Deficits and School-Based Behavioral Problems. Additionally, I am well versed in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and provide support to parents as needed.
As part of my treatment focus, I help individuals and families gain insight and skills to foster an environment that supports healthy communication and interactions. Through the use of skill-building and interventions, I am able to guide the client/family to a place of empowerment and independence.
Every family is a living, breathing, ever-changing, emotional system in which individuals learn how to interact in the world. My goal is to help families evolve into a system that promotes safety, security, and growth.
What to Expect from Me:
I am a positive individual that believes in creating a healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. You can expect unwavering support as you embark on this journey of change. You will have an active role in your treatment and parents/caretakers will be expected to be part of the treatment progress. We will work together to help you find equilibrium again.
When I Am Not Working:
I am with my wonderful wife, and my two children. We spend our time playing games, reading, and having outdoor fun. When given the opportunity, we like to travel to cooler climates. I enjoy watching football and basketball but most of all, I am an Arizona Cardinals fan. I also love to cook, do amateur carpentry, and collect (old and new) LP records.