Dr. Sarah Syed

Psychologist & Clinical Training Director

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Dr. Sarah Syed completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology in Dallas, Texas. She has a diverse background of experience in the field including cognitive, neuropsychological and vocational testing and assessment, inpatient group and individual therapy, and individual, marital, and family counseling at the community level. Dr. Syed feels strongly about working with the Muslim community and enhancing the lives of her clients. As a working adult and mother of two, she understands the need to have balance in your life in order to be successful in other important arenas such as marriage, career, parenthood, relationships, etc. Dr. Syed utilizes a systemic approach to therapy and encourages clients to be hands on in their healing. She also is available for community level speaking and workshops. Additionally, Dr. Syed is on staff as adjunct faculty at North Central College in Naperville, IL and teaches undergraduate psychology courses. 

As Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Syed oversees and supervises both undergraduate internships and graduate practica and internships. Students are given the training needed to be qualified and competent clinicians and are expected to be self-motivated and hands on during their training experience. Dr. Syed works with students to ensure their training needs are met both in clinical experience and hours and also in working with diverse populations, presenting and speaking, as well as supporting research interests. 

Clinical Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief including infertility grief and divorce
  • Marital discord/infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Chronic stress
  • Anger Mangement
  • Personality disorders
  • Support for spouses dealing with addiction
  • Support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and assault, and childhood abuse
  • Concerns specific to women

Modalities

  • Individual Adult & Adolescent
  • Marital
  • Family

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi