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Behnaz Darban

Behnaz Darban, PSY.D UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Psychology and Mental Health - Child and Adolescent
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pedi Psychology/Mental Health, Bay Colony
  • Dr. Darban is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a licensed pediatric clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. She earned her Doctorate in Health Service Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, completed her clinical residency at Riley Children's Hospital/Indiana University School of Medicine, and pursued a fellowship at Holtz Children's Hospital and the Miami Transplant Institute at Jackson Health System.

    Dr. Darban specializes in providing evidence-based treatments to address the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. Her clinical interests include consultation/liaison, working with youth with medical conditions, and working closely with children, adolescents, and their families to tailor interventions to their specific needs. She utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and collaborates closely with other providers (e.g., pediatricians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists) to deliver comprehensive care tailored to each patient. Common reasons for referral to Dr. Darban include adjustment to psychosocial stressors, anxiety, depression, grief, disruptive behaviors, adjustment to medical diagnoses and health complications, and non-adherence to medical recommendations. Additionally, Dr. Darban is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusivity and improved mental health access for refugees and immigrants.

    Dr. Darban currently practices at the Bay Colony Clinic and the inpatient Pediatric Unit at UTMB Clear Lake Hospital.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    PsyD, University of Houston - Houston, TX, 2022


    Pediatric Psychology/Child Psychology, Riley Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, IN, 2021


    Pediatric Psychology, Holtz Children's Hopsital - Miami, FL, 2023


    American Psychological Association, Psychology

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