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Behavioral Neuroscience Institute

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The Basics

Founded in 2008, Behavioral Neuroscience Institute is a set of outpatient treatment clinics for psychiatric and psychological conditions, including dual diagnoses, in children and adults. Both founders, Drs. Arastou Aminzadeh and Oliver Ahmadpour, are psychiatrists. The facilities are located near Los Angeles, California in scenic, beachside Malibu and the famous neighborhood of Beverly Hills.

Treatment and Staff

In addition to the two founding psychiatrists, staff features a psychologist and three LCSWs, two of whom specialize in addiction treatment. Other areas of specialization include therapy for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals, trauma, women’s mental health, sex therapy, relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and grief.

Extensive psychological testing is offered by the Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, including assessment for attention and concentration issues; behavioral, emotional and social problems; intellectual functioning and learning disabilities and personality concerns. Testing is individualized for each client and, depending on the circumstance, may include a clinical interview, collateral interviews, reviews of records, a formal battery of psychological testing or a psychological report with recommendations for treatment.

The Behavioral Neuroscience Institute focuses on evidence-based modalities, featuring somatic experiencing, CBT, DBT, humanistic therapy, attachment therapy, psychodynamic processing, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). A bio-psycho-social-spiritual model is used for diagnosis and assessment, addressing each client on a wholly individualized level. Treatment addresses past stressors and painful events, incorporating that knowledge into an awareness of brain function and human behavior.

Care is available for children and adolescents as well as adults. When necessary, the Behavioral Neuroscience Institute offers advanced psychopharmacology alongside Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to ensure that medications are not conflicting with one another, do not cause severe side effects and are effectively targeting a client’s condition.

In Summary

The Behavioral Neuroscience Institute uses both evidence-based treatment and extensive psychological and psychiatric testing. It offers a unique way to receive psychological, psychiatric and pharmacological treatments all at once, which is a difficult feature to find in most mental health treatment facilities. This integration helps to ensure that a client’s progress stays on course.

Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
239 S La Cienega Blvd, Ste 210
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

24955 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste C203
Malibu, CA 90265

Behavioral Neuroscience Institute Cost: $100-$350 (depending on service); accepts insurance. Reach Behavioral Neuroscience Institute by phone at (310) 691-5005 or by email at [email protected]. Find Behavioral Neuroscience Institute on Facebook

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