Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D.

Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her APA-accredited internship was completed at the University of California Berkeley, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Saedi specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, perfectionism, academic and vocational concerns, multicultural and identity concerns, as well as life transitions with teens, millennials and women. For more information on her specialties, click here.

In recognizing the importance of an empirically-grounded treatment approach, Dr. Saedi’s style of therapy draw heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology. For more on her treatment approach, click here.

Given her passion for giving back to the community through psychoeducation, Dr. Saedi is engaged in media psychology work. She writes an online column for Psychology Today, which has to date garnered over 1.7 million hits worldwide. She writes on mental health, millennials, diversity issues, celebrities and pop culture, and social media. Her articles are regularly selected by editors as “essential reads” and have been featured among the most popular articles on the site. You can find a selection of her articles here.

Her first book, PhDiva: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Graduate School Success was published in 2015 through Corby Press. She is currently working on her second book, a teen workbook on decreasing social media anxiety with New Harbinger Press.

Current Professional Activities

  • Columnist for Psychology Today Millennial Media over 1.6 million hits
  • Author of teen workbook on social media for New Harbinger
  • Media psychologist for AMNW morning television show
  • Oregon Psychological Association Diversity Committee member
  • Note Dame Club of Portland Women Connect chapter co-chair
  • Reviewer for Journal of Popular Media Culture (APA Division 46)

Recent Professional Activities

  • Adjunct faculty member for Pacific University School of Professional Psychology (has served as instructor of Human Diversity graduate-level course)
  • Board member for NEW Leadership Oregon, 2-year term