Safedin Rakipi

Dr. Rakipi’s Professional Background

Dr. Rakipi has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an MSW with over 30 years of experience. He uses an eclectic approach that includes Object Relations, Self-Psychology, Gestalt Psychology, the Client Centered Model, and evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy to help his clients gain greater emotional freedom. Dr. Rakipi also has expertise in psychological testing, has served as an adjunct professor at New York University and abroad, and has acted as a court expert witness for psychological testing and workers’ compensation patients. Additionally, he is fluent in English, Albanian, and some Italian.

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Treatment Focus

We work and treat adults and adolescents struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, anger, and life transitions. This is achieved by helping a client identify and understand the emotional obstacles that hinder their growth and using the client’s inner resources to overcome those challenges and achieve greater emotional growth.


  • Over 30 years of experience in the field
  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University, graduated in 2015
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University, graduated in 1987