About Ali Khadivi, Ph.D.
I serve as a senior psychologist and consultant for Madison Park Psychological Services. I have been practicing psychotherapy, performing psychological evaluations and teaching clinical assessment and psychotherapy for more than 25 years. I am board certified in assessment psychology and I have expertise in initial diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning.
I conduct initial consultations for patients referred to Madison Park Psychological Services. I tailor an effective treatment plan and match them with a therapist whom they can connect with. I also conduct individual therapy for the practice.
In my therapy and assessment work with patients, I strive to provide a safe, empathic and open atmosphere. My clinical work is guided by a personality based dynamic therapy in which the focus is more on the here and now than on the past. The aim of the therapy is to bring awareness to underlying feelings, conflicts and self-defeating patterns that impede one’s growth. I work collaboratively to enhance a sense of agency, relieve symptoms and to internally free the person so they can know clearly what they want, and how they feel and what they want to do. When clinically indicated, I also draw on cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches to help patients find relief from negative thoughts and overwhelming feelings that they are unable to manage effectively.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Tufts University and obtained my PhD in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research. I completed my clinical training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. I hold a rank of a full Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I teach and train medical students, psychiatric residents and psychology interns. In addition I am Adjunct Professor at the New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology, where I teach doctoral level psychology courses in clinical interviewing and diagnostic assessment. I have numerous clinical publications and presents nationally and internationally on evaluation of psychological disorders.
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Khadivi! His initial consultation was enlightening! I felt understood right away and knew I was in good hands. He matched me with a therapist at Madison Park Psychological Services whom I love. I only had 2 sessions with her and I already feel in such a different place from where I was. I have not had a panic attack and not felt as much down as I did. A friend referred me to this practice and I am so grateful! I will be recommending Dr. Khadivi and Madison Park Psychological Services!
Dr. Khadivi is an amazing therapist! He was able to identify the issues at play in such an accurate way and gave me practical advice. I highly recommend him both for an initial assessment and therapy!
Dr. Khadivi is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, genuine and empathic. I highly recommend him as a Clinical Psychologist, for his integrity and his clinical education, experience, and aptitude. I know him as a professor and through his clinical work and mentoring.
Dr. Khadivi is an outstanding clinician and diagnostician! I highly recommend him. He is apparently a big name in the field and is known nationally and internationally. I was lucky, a friend of mine who is in the field recommend him. He was able to diagnose me correctly and provided a very effective, life changing treatment.
I have seen many therapists, no one understood and helped me like Dr. Khadivi. Highly recommended.
Rare combination of excellent knowledge and skill with actual caring. I was in a crisis when I moved to New York and wanted to find a psychologist. I found Madison Park Psychological Services and booked an initial consultation with Dr. Khadivi. I knew within a few minutes of talking to him that I was in good hands. He understood me right away and provided practical tools that I could apply. A++ Highly recommended!
I had an amazing initial consultation with Dr. Khadivi. You can tell he is a highly experienced therapist! I felt understood right away and he was able to identify the intricacies of my problems and provided amazingly helpful insight. He proceeded to match me with a therapist at Madison Park Psychological Services who has also been tremendously helpful. I had consulted many therapists in the past, Dr. Khadivi and the therapist he matched me with are from a different league. I have sent friends to him and Madison Park Psychological Services and they are all as happy as I am. Highly recommended!
Extremely helpful, professional, and informative. Definitely recommend!