Sadeq Rahimi in Massachusetts

Trained in Cultural Psychiatry and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

With an academic and clinical specialization in cultural psychiatry and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, my primary focus is on helping you by concentrating on the intricate dynamics of the inner world, complexities of emotional relationships, intergenerational challenges, and the intangible effects of personal and historical trauma on individual and family life.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in 2020, Sadeq has shifted my psychotherapy practice to exclusively online meetings. Since then, He generally does not have in-person meetings with patients. However, particularly after the decline in the prevalence of the disease, there is the possibility of in-person meetings in exceptional cases (i.e., temporarily, not permanently) where an in-person visit is deemed essential.

Background and Education

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Cognitive Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and my Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Cultural Psychiatry from the School of Medicine at McGill University. I then spent four years of postdoctoral training in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and also two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. I received clinical and postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Montreal (McGill Psychoanalytic Institute) and in Boston (Boston Institute for Psychotherapy). I worked as a psychotherapist in Montreal hospitals for seven years, and in private practice for over twenty years.

I have also taught in the fields of psychological anthropology and cultural psychiatry at universities in Canada and the United States for many years. After receiving my tenure as a professor of medical anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2014, I returned to the United States where I first worked in the private industry as a Senior Social Scientist, and then worked as a visiting professor in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School until 2017. I am currently a professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and a part time lecturer at Harvard Medical School.