Julie Freedman, PsyD
About Dr. Freedman
BIO: Dr. Freedman is originally from the Chicago area and through her educational pursuits has lived all over the Midwest, Northeast, and has now settled in North Carolina. Dr. Freedman is an avid Chicago sports fan and outside of work she loves to watch sporting events, cook, and stay active by boxing, running and hiking.
TRAINING: Dr. Freedman completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio while also competing for four years and serving as a senior captain of the varsity field hockey team. After graduating, Dr. Freedman attended Boston University in Boston, MA and earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Sport and Performance Psychology. Most recently, Dr. Freedman attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA and earned her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology. While finishing her PsyD, Dr. Freedman completed her doctoral internship at the Wake Forest University Counseling Center. While on internship, she helped create and co-lead a DBT group for individuals with disordered eating concerns. Dr. Freedman is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sports Psychology. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Freedman worked at an eating disorder clinic, academic support center, and in a variety of different college counseling centers. Dr. Freedman has received training in DBT during her graduate career, particularly in integrating DBT skills with individuals struggling with eating disorders and with the collegiate population. Dr. Freedman has treated clients presenting with various concerns including eating disorders, identity development, life transitions, relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, self-injury, suicidality, and emotion dysregulation. Dr. Freedman aims to tailor her approach to best support each client and meet their unique needs. In her work, Dr. Freedman uses evidence-based psychotherapies, namely Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is also currently completing a specialization in DBT during her post-doctorate training at TAP. Additionally, Dr. Freedman has interests treating athletes with eating disorders and completed her doctoral dissertation on understanding the experience of male athletes with eating disorders. She also has published and presented on supporting male athletes with eating disorders.
EXPERTISE: Dr. Freedman treats adults with anxiety and stress, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, and suicidality and self-injury. Dr. Freedman has extensive training working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, body image, and clinical eating disorders. Additionally, Dr. Freedman is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and specializes in helping college athletes with mental health, identity, transition, and performance concerns.
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POPULATIONS SERVED: Dr. Freedman sees adults (ages 18+) for individual and group therapy.