About Carolyn R. Khanian, Ph.D.
As a psychologist, I am interested in the ways in which our present difficulties are influenced by expectations or assumptions that are outside of our awareness. Becoming more aware of the underlying themes that contribute to dissatisfaction helps us to make informed, lasting changes in relationships, family, work, and ourselves. I work collaboratively with clients, with a focus on the present that acknowledges the contributions of the past.
Life can sometimes feel challenging, overwhelming, and lonely – but it doesn’t have to be that way. I believe we all deserve to experience happiness and connection. Hurdles don’t have to be defining or limit our potential to enjoy a fulfilling life and healthy relationships. Old patterns can be broken, making room to replace sadness and fear with joy and confidence.
I am not an expert on your life, your experiences, or your feelings. But what I can do is to collaborate with you in figuring out how to process your own experiences, and how to move forward towards the life you want. I will create a warm, validating atmosphere where you can be your authentic self, expressing fears and insecurities, needs and aspirations. My hope is to help you build upon your strengths, gain insight into patterns of behavior you would like to change, and enhance your self-understanding while alleviating your suffering.
I specialize in depression, stress/anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. I also provide couples counseling, family therapy, and parenting support. By combining multiple theories and techniques, I offer you an integrative approach drawn from my extensive training. I practice from a psychodynamic perspective, incorporating CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques as needed.
I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from New York University and my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research. During my training, I worked in numerous settings, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, South Beach Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, and Lenox Hill Hospital. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center and later completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Prior to joining Madison Park Psychological Services, I served as the Assistant Director of Clinical Psychology Training at Maimonides Medical Center for several years, overseeing the clinical training and supervision needs of the program. Additionally, I supervised numerous medical residents and psychology trainees in their clinical work and psychological assessment services. I have lectured on psychodynamic theory, DBT, and the therapeutic process. I have also worked as an adjunct clinical supervisor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.
Madison Park Testimonials & Awards
We've received 194 five-star reviews from our happy patients
Dr. Saad and her team are amazing. I felt comfortable right from the start, but never expected that I would be able to undergo the major transformation that I did with my therapist's help. My therapist was warm, understanding and insightful. I highly recommend Dr. Saad and her team!!
Dr. Saad and the therapists in her practice are outstanding! I referred friends to Dr. Saad and everyone had unbelievable results with the therapists in her practice. I love that she has a holistic approach. The therapist she matched me with has helped me so much, I cannot be more grateful! Thank you!
The therapists at Madison Park Psychological helped change my life. I had tried therapy and medication in the past to no avail and sought their help after being in the throes of a deep depression for years. It wasn't until I was paired with a therapist who finally understood me that the fog of depression started to lift. It's been the best investment I've made in myself, ever. They really do an amazing job at matching you with the best therapist for you and your needs. This is definitely a special practice and they deserve all the kudos they receive.
In an advance of my first appointment, Dr. Saad provided exceptional guidance and information on practical matters, including cost, and her observations throughout my first teletherapy session were both thoughtful and insightful.
I highly recommend Dr. Saad and her team at Madison Park Psychological Services! I was a bit apprehensive about starting therapy though teletherapy / video sessions but Dr. Saad made it so easy from the minute I talked to her on the phone to schedule my appointment. Her initial consultation through teletherapy (video therapy) was eye opening! I learned more about myself than in my past years of therapy. I was blown away! She then matched me with a therapist at Madison Park Psychological Services whom I love. My therapist has helped me heal myself and I can say that in just 4 sessions, I am less anxious and feel so much better! I highly recommend you reach out to this practice and try teletherapy. It has been so effective for me!
I met Dr. Saad for a consultation when I was first navigating the process of starting therapy, I met Dr. Saad for a consultation when I was first seeking therapy. I had no idea what to expect, but she was very warm and welcoming, and helped introduce me to the idea of therapy. It was a bit overwhelming emotionally for my first exposure to therapy, but a great first step. She then matched me with someone in her practice who I felt was incredibly helpful in guiding me towards my personal goals
Forever grateful for finding Dr. Saad! Her thoughtful approach to understanding new clientele in order to match them appropriately with her staff is is truly unparalleled. The relationship that I have built with my therapist over just 6 short months has helped improve my life drastically.
Dr Saad and her team of psychologists are amazing! I love the concept: meeting with a senior psychologist who will design and tailor a treatment for me and then pick the best psychologist for me!I first had an initial consult with Dr. Saad and I got so much out of it. She understood me right away and picked a psychologist in her practice who would be best for me. I then met with my therapist and she was great! She has been so helpful! It is so hard to find a good therapist and it was such a relief to find someone good for me. I was so happy that I referred friends and family members. We all got different therapists and think wonders about Dr Saad's team. I think that this is the best place to seek therapy!
Unbelievable, life changing and I cannot stress that enough. This is a place where you are understood, where you are made to feel comfortable, and there is nothing you can't talk about because it may feel "too far out there". They listen, they genuinely listen, they genuinely care, and the place has amazing energy. Safety... I strongly implore everybody even considering it to just make the first appointment and go. Life will no longer be the same. Go on, do it.
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!
Dr. Saad is an amazing doctor! She is brilliant! I have seen many therapists throughout the years and no one has helped me the way she did! I owe her a big time! She changed my life and I am extremely grateful!
My experience with Dr. Saad and the therapist she recommended for me exceeded my expectations in every way. With their help I was able to become more aware of my issues and as a result make great changes in my life. My therapist was caring, insightful and warm. I highly recommend Dr. Saad and her team!!
Outstanding - would highly recommend. attentive, highly skilled, accessible by email/phone/text, flexible, provides personalized care to meet individual needs
My initial consultation with Dr. Saad was so helpful! She was quickly helpful. She match me with a therapist, in her practice, who has helped me so much. I no longer have panic attacks and my depression has lifted. I have referred friends and they all benefited tremendously from the therapy in this practice. It had been so hard finding a good therapist for all of us. The process at Madison Park Psychological Services is so easy and the therapists are so helpful! I highly recommend Madison Park Psychological Services.
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!
Today was my first consultation with Dr.Saad and my first impression was very positive. She took time to review my situation and gave me referrals to her colleague and to combine it with adjunct alternative holistic therapy .
Great First Session. Dr. Saad was great at giving lots of information in a short time period. She was very helpful in quickly coming to a consensus about what was going wrong in my life and how we would work to fix it. She has a different approach to most therapists that I believe will be beneficial to me as I continue to seek therapy. While I'm sad she can't be my permanent therapist, she is very good at setting you up with someone who will understand what you need and be able to work with you on your issues.
I have seen many therapists, no one understood and helped me like Dr. Khadivi. Highly recommended.
I knew I needed help but wasn't sure how talking to someone would provide it. During my consultation I became excited as I started to share my thoughts and learn that someone could help me navigate them. It felt easy and safe to explore. I am looking forward to healing.
If you need to see a professional, make sure you go to the best. Dr. Saad is the best. Very insightful. Very thoughtful. Combines mental health and wellness from all schools of thought. Not your out-of-the-box therapist or practice.
Insightful experience. My session with Dr. Saad was incredibly insightful. In a short amount of time, she was able to pinpoint areas that have been a source of pain, but which I had not previously considered. I appreciated her holistic approach of taking mind, body, and spirit into account. I would highly recommend for anyone to get a consultation with her to get a better understanding of themselves.