Ph.D Candidate, Clinical-Developmental Psychology, York University
Professor, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Trained in CBT, DBT, EFT and Mindfulness-based clinical interventions.
Saeid is a doctoral trainee at York University where he is involved in undergraduate teaching, supervision, graduate research, and clinical work. His doctoral research program focuses on the development of techniques for improving time-management and behavioural skills that help students succeed in their post-secondary education.
Based on his doctoral research and training Saeid provides Academic Skills Coaching, including Time-Management skill development training. He works in partnership with his clients helping them focus on the learning process, examine their learning methods, work habits, and barriers to success. His services are used by students with learning difficulties or those who are finding the transition to university setting challenging. He also consults students who are preparing to write competitive examinations for professional programs on how to optimize learning and time-management skills.
His clinical activities include providing support to students on the autism spectrum disorders, psycho-educational assessments, and family and parents’ consultation regarding ADHD and LD difficulties. Saeid is also active in private practice, providing therapy to university students and other adults. He has previously studied and conducted research at the University of Toronto. As well, he has previously worked and trained clinically at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Child, Youth and Family Services, York University Counselling and Disability Centre, Autism Mentorship Program, Ryerson University, and the Toronto Distress Centre. He is also a professor at Seneca College teaching undergraduate level psychology courses.
Saeid’s therapeutic perspective is rooted in the client-centered approach and draws from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, dialectical-behaviour, humanist and existential schools of thought. He has extensive experience working with university students both at an undergraduate and a graduate level, dealing with an array of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, grief issues and eating disorders. When working with students, Saeid utilizes a holistic approach aimed at helping his clients arrive at a meaningful, healthy, and well-balanced lifestyle.