About Martin Fagin, Ph.D.
I believe that every individual can flourish in life with the support of a steady, trusted, empathic, and non-judgmental partner who can help them honestly and openly explore every aspect of their life and psyche. In my clinical practice, I am that partner. Together we embark on a journey of self-discovery that allows one to see how their present views are connected to past experiences and future goals. That allows one to feel safe being vulnerable, to accept what we cannot change, while gaining strength from learning from our past to empower our present and shape our future.
I believe in a collaborative and active approach to therapy, where I provide love, acceptance, and unconditional support while also challenging you to acknowledge and address the maladaptive patterns of perception, thought, and behavior that are negatively impacting your life and the relationships that imbue it with meaning. Together, we will learn and grow and become the force for positive change that you have been looking for.
The foundation of my practice borrows heavily from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies by cultivating an awareness of the effects of both conscious and unconscious processes that affect our perception, memory, and therefore behavior. I believe it is important to meet each client where they are and integrate aspects of various orientations to help each person overcome the obstacles they face and reach their goals (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), meditation and mindfulness, and various psychodynamic therapies to name but a few).
Through this holistic client centered approach my clients have had great success overcoming their issues related to anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, identity, relationships, depression, and various life transitions, allowing themselves to experience first-hand how much more they can overcome than they previously believed possible. I have invested (and continue to invest) a considerable amount of time and energy into becoming a more well-rounded psychologist with many tools available for use in my clinical practice. I look forward to employing whatever is needed to make meaningful and lasting change in your life, and the lives of all that you touch.
I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The New School of Social Research, where I also earned a Master’s in general psychology with a focus on experimental psychology, as well as a Master of Philosophy in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, and I earned my Bachelor’s in psychology from Purchase College.
Prior to joining Madison Park Psychological Services, I received training in and provided therapeutic services at Coney Island Hospital, The Safran Center for Psychological Services, Purchase College Counseling Center, Family Services of Westchester, Boston Children’s Health Physicians at Westchester Medical Center, and Clifford Beers Clinic. At these institutions I have enjoyed working with clients throughout the lifespan of varied ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual backgrounds in individual, family, couples, and group therapy settings. I have conducted psychological and neurological evaluations in many of these settings as well.
I also have an extensive background as a professor and psychological researcher at The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Public Engagement, Purchase College, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice where I have lectured and conducted research on subjects such as general, cognitive, social, developmental, forensic, and experimental psychology. I have published research in various scholarly journals and presented my research findings at multiple national and international conferences. My ability to explain and teach others about the psychological mechanisms that influence every aspect of our lives, and how to better understand, control, and utilize them, is a great strength of my clinical work, and one that enriches my client’s experience.
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.