Rima Saad

Rima Saad, Ph.D.

Rima Saad, PhD, brings more than 15 years of experience to her work helping individuals and groups overcome a variety of emotional difficulties and build fuller lives. Her flexible approach combines a deep understanding of why people suffer with a rich knowledge base of how they find their strengths and move beyond suffering. She draws from a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches to help people address focused short-term challenges as well as make fundamental long term change in their way of living, working and relating.



Psychotherapy Uniquely Tailored for You.

Harvard psychologist

Dr. Saad holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. She is a senior consultant at the Pavilion, a comprehensive evaluation center at McLean. Additionally, she supervises and instructs psychology interns, post doctoral fellows and psychiatry residents. She has been on the Harvard faculty since she completed her training with a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. More

Unique expertise

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Saad has both a breadth of experience and an expertise in providing results-oriented therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She values discretion, collaboration, and effectiveness. She is on the cutting edge of her field and is deeply committed to a high level of service. Additionally, she has a unique subspecialty offering culturally sensitive therapy to people from the Middle East.

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Highly regarded

“I have been highly impressed by Dr. Saad’s combination of expertise and genuine warmth and caring. Her flexible approach to treatment responds to the individual patient’s needs while providing highly effective evidence-based techniques. Dr. Saad is one of the most gifted psychotherapists I know.”

Alexander Vuckovic, M.D.
Medical Director, The Pavilion at McLean Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School