Samantha  Behbahani
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Samantha Behbahani

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Miami Accepting In-person
Updated February 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Samantha Behbahani is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Miami, FL where she welcomes individual adults who are seeking to create change in their lives. Most of her work is centered around creating a healthy relationship within the psychotherapy room, which can then translate to other relationships. Dr. Behbahani utilizes a variety of techniques, tailoring each intervention to her client's unique presenting problem. She treats the therapeutic relationship with an individualized approach, relying on the collaborative nature to create and attain goals.

Dr. Behbahani's clinical training was specifically in the areas of health/medical psychology. She has extensive experience working with the medically compromised, as well as their families. Furthermore, Dr. Behbahani has a postdoctoral masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology, and thus has a strong grasp of the interaction of medication management and psychotherapy.


Message to clients

Everyone has the potential to change, grow and heal. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful tool toward these goals. Effective therapy requires an authentic therapist-client relationship, and I strive to create an environment filled with trust and understanding. I will encourage you to deepen your understanding of your experiences and emotional life, as well as identifying the areas where you are not feeling fulfilled and creating more fruitful options.

I utilize a variety of modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, existential, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, which allows me to shape and individualize the intervention for each client. I believe in flexibility, and allowing the therapy to progress organically, while increasing self-discovery and peace, eventually leading to self-fulfillment.

I trained at Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Medical School, with an emphasis in Health Psychology. As such, I am committed to the holistic health of my clients, striving towards self-fulfillment. As such, I encourage collaboration with other providers, in an attempt to improve the holistic health of my patients.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $200

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Miami practice
2730 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 305, Miami, Florida 33129
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Work and Education


Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Psychology, 2009


Licensure

Florida: PY 8003


Languages

English