Saeide Kaivani

Dr. Saeide Kaivani is a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia Health. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Dr. Leon. O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation. She has worked with patients across the lifespan in residential, outpatient, and college counseling centers.

Saeide’s professional interests include trauma, sexual and gender identity, identity development, and acculturation/adjustment issues. Her doctoral research focused on the experiences of transgender and gender non-binary individuals with body image and social discrimination. She works with an integrative approach to psychotherapy, framed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and existential perspectives.


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, William James College
  • M.A., Professional Psychology, William James College
  • M.A., Psychoanalytic Counseling, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Tehran

Professional Experience:

  • Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship: Dr. Leon. O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation, Trinity Boston Counseling Center
  • Clinical Psychology Practicums: North Shore Counseling Center, Emerson College Counseling and Psychological Services, Riverside Outpatient Center, The Center School in Nashoba Regional School District
  • Master’s Externships: St. Rose School, Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center


  • American Psychological Association
  • The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Division 44 of the American Psychological Association

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian