Overall 5 Star Yelp Rating:
Reviewers describe Dr. Saad as amazingly talented at putting into words what they are struggling with and giving them actionable steps to move forward and begin the process of healing. She is also described as very knowledgeable, intuitive, supportive and incredibly inspiring.
- Years in Practice: 15+ Years
- School: Derner Institute for Advanced Studies, Adelphi U.
- Year Graduated: 2005
- License No. and State: 017218 New York
- Alternative Languages: French, Spanish
I have been practicing and teaching psychotherapy for more than a decade. I am sought after nationally and internationally for my skills and have been the recipient of many awards.
My career began in Paris, France, in 1999 when I obtained a DESS (a specialized diploma equivalent to a PsyD), with high honors, in clinical psychology from the University of Paris. I worked in multiple clinical settings in Paris before coming to the United States.
In 2005 I obtained a PhD in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies–Adelphi University, which is considered one of the best programs for psychodynamic therapy training in the country. I proceeded to work for one year in an outpatient clinic and then for six years at Montefiore Medical Center as an attending psychologist providing individual, couple, and group therapy and supervising psychologists. In addition, as an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, I was actively engaged in teaching and supervising psychiatry residents and psychology trainees. I became sought after for my teaching and supervisory skills and became the clinical supervisor to the psychology staff of Fordham University’s counseling center.
I also have had the privilege of being part of a small group of mental health professionals selected to train the best psychiatry chief residents in the country. I have received accolades for my teachings. An additional endorsement came from psychologists and psychiatrists who sought me for supervision and therapy.
Dr. Saad's Awards:
2020: Top 3 Psychologists in New York
According to ThreeBestRated.com
2019: Recognized as a Top Psychologist in New York, NY
According to Leading Physicians of the World (LPW)
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015: Top Psychologist in New York, NY
According to Top Doctor Awards
2016: Recognized as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of psychology.
According to Continental Who's Who
I specialize in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues and parenting challenges. I offer individual, couple and family therapy, and will tailor treatment to who you are and what your needs are. I offer cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamics therapy, and mindfulness/stress reduction techniques. I offer virtual consultations.
- Relationship issues
- Coping Skills
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Life Coaching
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Self Esteem
- Testing and Evaluation
- Trauma and PTSD
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
- Elders (65+)
- Heterosexual clients
- LGBQTA+ Clients
- Clients from different cultures
Overall 5 Star Vitals Rating:
Reviewers describe Dr. Saad as extremely helpful and enlightening. They rate her highly on her short wait times and praise her as someone who listens and offers hope and understanding.
I maintain an active private practice in New York City. I believe that the success of any therapy stems from a good match between patient and therapist personalities and between patient and treatment approach. I provide a comfortable, safe and warm environment while using my expertise with various forms of treatment to tailor the therapy to the patient's needs and personality. I focus on the present and help you deal with your current issues as they manifest themselves in everyday life. I actively and empathically work with you to understand your difficulties, solve problems and expand your personal growth. I provide individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults in Spanish, French, and English.
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Family / Marital
- Integrating psychodynamic therapy w/ mindfullness
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Avg. Cost (per session):
$200 + (Sliding Scale)
Accepted Payment Methods:
Credit cards, FSA/HSA cards, Checks and Cash
Out of Network benefits. Call for details.
Overall 5 Star Google Rating:
The reviews posted on Google are overwhelmingly positive. Dr. Saad is described as exceptional, competent, caring and compassionate. She is also described as a nice, well-rounded person and a gifted psychotherapist. Reviewers refer to Dr. Saad as extremely bright, warm, flexible, and someone who truly connects to her patients.
303 5th Avenue, Suite 502, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016
185 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Our office is located on the corner of 34th Street and Madison Avenue.