Psychotherapy and Psychological Testing
All our patients initially meet with Dr. Saad to design a tailored approach to the patient's health concerns and personality. Dr. Saad has an innate capacity to understand the underlying dynamics and give a lot of insight, help and direction to her patients. Patients have described getting more help from her initial consult than months of sessions with their prior therapist. We encourage you to read patients' feedbacks, as they are the best testimony to the quality of work we provide. Based on this tailored approach to treatment, we will then provide either:
couple or family therapy
psychological evaluation in the forms of psychological testing
When it comes to therapy, there are so many modalities, we will chose the most effective one for what you are going through and who you are. Some of the most common used approaches include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral approaches to therapy. We may combine several of these approaches to best facilitate your therapeutic goals. We might also integrate mindfullness and stress relief techniques. For more information on these approaches to treatment, please click on the common questions link tab.
In regards to psychological testing, we will choose an individualized battery of tests tailored to address your reason for referral.
Diagnosis and Treatment specializations
Our diagnosis and treatment specializations Include:
Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety Disorders: Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Eating Disorders: Binge Eating and Anorexia
Cultural Adjustment Difficulties
Holistic Approach and Medication Management
We focus on a person as a whole and we work with a wide range of behavioral and emotional disorders, utilizing a holistic body and mind approach. The body and the mind constantly interact with each other, we therefore believe that a healthy mind needs a healthy body. We believe that we can offer faster healing by healing the body and the mind together rather than just the mind. Therefore when needed, in the initial consult, we will provide referrals to acupuncture, yoga, relaxation and Qigong/Dragon's way classes. Most people are not familiar with Qigong and its healing power so I will explain it.
Qigong= Qi means energy and Gong means movements. Qigong is simple movements that are meant to move energy through your body and reawaken its ability to function properly and heal itself. The results are a healthier body, a calmer mind and a happier, more fulfilled you. You will now have a clearer mind and new paths will open for you. The Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation has developed a Qigong program called Dragon's Way that has brought unparalleled level of health at the body/mind/spirit level to our patients. Through the Dragon's Way, our patients have been able to calm their minds, recover from depression and be free of anxiety and panic attacks once and for all. The program is based on learning how to heal yourself through movement, food, thoughts and emotions. It teaches you tools that you can use for life and that are guaranteed to work if you practice the movements on a consistent basis. Our sister company Inner Peace and Harmony offers Dragon's Way classes at our 185 Madison Avenue location on the 14th floor making convenient for patients to get all their services in one place.
We believe that everyone is unique and we try to be as comprehensive as possible in our treatment approaches. Therefore, if a holistic approach does not suit you and you are interested and in need of medication to help you heal yourself, we have a psychiatrist on site who can prescribe medication and coordinate treatment with us. We provide a supportive and compassionate environment, and will work with you as a unique individual to address all of your concerns. We do our best to provide the most effective tailored treatment to suit everyone's needs. We believe in both Eastern and Western Medicine and believe they are essential components to treatments if needed.