Yasmine Saad, Ph.D.
Hello! I’m Dr. Yasmine Saad, an award-winning psychologist based in New York City and a two-time international best-selling author. You might know me as “The Wise Psychologist,” a title given to me by my clients for my work. I’m honored to have been recognized by Forbes alongside inspirational figures like Tony Robbins.
My work is centered around my Inner Message Approach™, a transformative method I developed to help individuals decode their thoughts and emotions. This approach is designed to empower people to overcome negative patterns and unlock their true potential. USA Today has called me a “visionary,” highlighting how I’m redefining our understanding of the human mind by combining deep wisdom with revolutionary techniques.
As the founder of Madison Park Psychological Services, I lead a team of exceptional psychologists, representing the top 5% in our field. We specialize in providing holistic care to our diverse clientele, integrating ancient Eastern wisdom with modern Western therapeutic techniques. Through my Inner Message Approach™, my team and I have successfully guided countless adults, couples, and children toward wellness in a remarkably short time.
In addition to my clinical practice, I’m an internationally acclaimed speaker, often sharing the stage with icons like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali, Les Brown, and many others. I’m passionate about educating the public on the Inner Message Approach™, and my insights have been featured in over 100 media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, and Fox.
This exposure has solidified my reputation as a leading authority in psychology and personal development. I’m proud to have my expertise recognized both nationally and internationally, not only as a seasoned practitioner but also as an educator in this fascinating and ever-evolving field.
My Inner Message Approach™
My approach to therapy is deeply holistic, encompassing all aspects of a person. This philosophy has been profoundly influenced by over a decade of studying Taoist healing principles under the mentorship of Grand Master Nan Lu, the esteemed founder of the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation.
As an experienced psychologist trained in a wide array of therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and ACT, I recognized early in my career the need for a more expedient route to healing. In my consultations, I often encountered apprehensions about therapy—concerns about the time commitment, reluctance towards a passive therapeutic role, or reluctance to delve extensively into past histories.
My expertise in psychology, coupled with my deep understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine, fueled my conviction that a more efficient path to healing was possible. This led to the birth of my Inner Message Approach™, a standalone method that also complements therapy or coaching.
This approach is grounded in the belief that our thoughts and emotions are not random; they are coded messages that reveal our deepest desires, current state, and even our future direction. They are not to be taken at face value, they are more like dreams, coded messages. They encompass our past, present, and potential future, serving as a window to our innermost self. They call our attention so that we can rebalance ourselves. Through logical inquiry, we can decode these messages, unlocking profound wisdom and insights that facilitate personal growth and smoother life transitions.
My Inner Message Approach™ has led countless individuals, couples, and families to feel deeply understood within 10 minutes of talking to me (check our reviews). From there, the roadmap to the inner tweaking was clear with practical steps, leading to major insights and transformation in a remarkably short period.
This approach not only allows you to see yourself more clearly — hence our slogan, “You See You, the Essence of You” — but also empowers you with the knowledge to heal yourself.
Initially, my specialty was in providing initial consultations aimed at swiftly liberating individuals from afflictions such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, and feelings of being “stuck.” Now, my focus has shifted towards training top psychologists in my effective method, thereby expanding the reach of this transformative approach.
With over fifteen years of practice and teaching in psychotherapy, I am recognized both nationally and internationally for my expertise, receiving numerous accolades, including being named consistently as one of the top three psychologists in New York City by Three Best Rated. I have trained many psychologists and helped them build their own group practice, expanding my tailored matching process to reach many through other practices.
My journey began in Paris, France, where I attained the highest level of clinical psychology training and gained experience in various clinical settings. I later pursued a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, a prestigious institution renowned for its training in psychodynamic therapy. 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 became the clinical supervisor for Fordham University’s counseling center’s psychology staff.
I also have had the privilege of training some of the country’s top psychiatry chief residents, further solidifying my reputation in the field for my clinical skills, teaching, and supervisory acumen.
Creating Madison Park Psychological Services
I went on to open my own private practice. Building on the success of my private practice and teaching experiences, I founded Madison Park Psychological Services.
This group practice is the culmination of my vision, where psychologists trained by me provide personalized, high-quality treatment. I firmly believe in the synergy between a therapist’s specialty, personality, and communication style with the patient’s needs.
My team is diverse in culture and language, practicing within a multicultural framework that respects and honors individual values and identities. Each clinician is proficient in the Inner Message Approach™ and adept at integrating Eastern and Western psychological principles, ensuring the most effective care.
My overarching goal is to help as many people as possible by pairing them with the ideal therapist and equipping them with all the necessary tools for a life free from suffering.
Media and Speaking Engagements
I am deeply committed to impacting mental health on a broader scale, ensuring that everyone has access to the tools they need for emotional well-being. This commitment often takes me beyond the confines of my practice, as I actively participate in the media and various speaking engagements.
In these platforms, I share the principles of my Inner Message Approach™, with the aim of helping individuals break free from the shackles of negative emotions and navigate their relationship challenges more effectively.
My involvement in this larger dialogue about mental health has led me to participate in summits alongside esteemed personalities in psychology and self-development. Additionally, my insights and expertise have been featured in over 100 media outlets, bringing the message of mental health and self-growth to a wide audience. These include appearances on shows like Good Day NY, CBS Good Day Sacramento, and Good Day Austin. My contributions have also been recognized in leading publications such as The American Psychological Association, The National Psychologist, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and Newsweek, among others.
Through these endeavors, I strive to disseminate the transformative potential of the Inner Message Approach™, reaching out to those in need of guidance and support, and contributing to the broader conversation on mental health and personal development.
Education and Certifications
- DESS with high honors in Clinical Psychology — University of Paris
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology — Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
- Top 3 Psychologists in New York City many consecutive years, including this year— Three Best Rated
- Certificate of Excellence 2020 and 2021 – Three Best Rated
- Top Psychologist of the World 2019 and 2020 — The Leading Physician
- Top Psychologist in New York, NY 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 — Top Doctor
- Pinnacle Professional in the Field of Psychology 2016 — Continental Who’s Who
Madison Park Testimonials & Awards
We've received more than 200 five-star reviews from our happy patients