About Dr. Freeman
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Welcome! It is no easy task to entrust your inner thoughts and experiences with a stranger—but I am committed to meeting you right where you are in your life.
I treat children 10-14 (oftentimes with direct parental participation), adolescents (14+) and adults in individual, family and group therapy. We can talk about the best format for you or your loved one's particular presenting issues.
In my work with clients, I encourage transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and making room for your thoughts and feelings. We will collaboratively create a treatment plan that meets your individual goals and values. I will ask you to recognize and use your strengths, determine if your behaviors are aligned with your values, connect with your Self, and increase your psychological flexibility.
My particular clinical interests include women's and men's issues, anxiety, parenting, food allergies in both the individual and family context and more recently, anxiety surrounding COVID-19.
In our sessions, I'll encourage you to be transparent and flexible. You can expect the same of me. If I’m not genuine and adaptable, I can’t expect you to be either.
I love to laugh. A lot. While therapy can at times be difficult and outside of your comfort zone, that does not mean that it had to be all serious, all the time. Being able to laugh at our humanness together is one of the greatest healers.
Treatment Modalities and Characteristics
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
University of Arizona- B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology
University of Kentucky- M.S in Family Studies – AAMFT Accredited Program in Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Oklahoma-Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Doctoral Internship- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center-Houston
Food Allergy Counselor, Inc.- Behavioral Healthcare
American Psychological Association
Houston Psychological Association
ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science)
ACBS Southeast Texas Chapter
Texas Chapter of ACBS
FABHA (Food Allergy Behavioral Health Association)
HAMFT (Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
Texas Psychological Association
International OCD Foundation Professional Member