During this challenging time of intense social upheavals and uncertainty, the Freedman Group, formerly known as the Freedman Center, would like to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to the emotional, psychological, and social wellness of our community. From the onset, our mission includes a focus and dedication to social justice, the dignity and respect of EVERYONE. We firmly stand against racial discrimination and ALL other forms of prejudice and bigotry. We have always been, and will remain, an inclusive safe haven for clients - regardless of age, race, ethnicity, country/culture of origin, socio-economic background, genders and non-conforming gender identity, sexual orientations, physical/mental/ intellectual challenges, political party/affiliation, religious/non-religious beliefs and perspectives.
As a group practice and as individual clinicians, we walk in solidarity with those who are facing injustice perpetuated by individuals, groups, and institutions in our society. The Freedman Group remains faithful to the causes of proactively challenging ALL forms of discrimination and social injustice. Once again, we find ourselves living in a time with inevitable social conflict. However, without conflict there is no change and it is clear that change is needed and long overdue. With our mission in head and heart, we will continue to support our clients with mindfulness of purpose and intent – providing optimal mental health services and working tirelessly towards positive societal transformation and social justice.
“If one of us falls victim to injustice and we do not speak out, we all fall.”
~ Torron-Lee Dewar
Proud supporter Of the Stony Brook Hospital Food Train: In response to the overwhelming support from the community for food donations, Stony Brook University Hospital has launched a Meal Train. This system makes donating food to the frontline workers and all medical staff safe, easy and efficient. We have donanted 50 meals to the vital frontline workers at at Stony brook Hospital. Please join us:In response to the overwhelming support from the community for food donations, Stony Brook University Hospital has launched a Meal Train. This system makes donating food to the frontline workers and all medical staff safe, easy and efficient: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/yo2e1k
To our valued clients,
The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is on all our minds and in the news. physical office of The Freedman Group of Clinical Social Workers, PLLC will close as of Sunday March 22, 2020 at 8PM. We will continue to serve our clients remotely through Telehealth.
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a statewide lockdown amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic Friday that will shut down most of the Empire State — including New York City.
The restrictions take effect Sunday night at 8 p.m. and will:
Shut down all non-essential businesses across the state, leaving just grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential operations open
Ban all non-solitary outside activity, like outdoor basketball games and other team sports
Require all non-essential government and private sector employees work from home
Laundromats and gas stations will be allowed to remain open, as will liquor stores and restaurants for take-out and delivery service.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult circumstances. We are greatly appreciative of the flexibility and understanding of our community during this complicated time. We are doing our best to ensure your access to care is not interrupted while still taking the safety of all our clients and staff into consideration.
The Freedman Group of Clinical Social Workers, PLLC was founded in 1994 by Diane E. Freedman, PhD, LCSW-R. We are a group of like-minded independent clinical social workers serving the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of Long Islanders under the umbrella of The Freedman Goup of Clinical Social Worker, PLLC, which is a group of licensed social workers that have a client centered, strength perspective approach, with an empathetic presence that creates a safe space for individuals, couples, groups, and families.
We are proud to announce the following clinicians have chosen the Freedman Center as there place to practice and better serve the community.
Please see the clinicians tab to get to know our gifted clinical social workers. Marha Perez, LCSW-R, Karin Muniz, LCSW-R
We accept most insurance programs and offer an affordable sliding scale for those that do not have insurance, in an effort to provide services where each and every person feels safe, comfortable, and welcome.
Individual, Couples & Group Counseling Training & Consulting
Lake Grove Office
2233 Nesconset Highway, Suite 104, Lake Grove, NY 11755 Telephone (631) 737-5559 / Fax (631) 737-0001