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. The physical office of The Freedman Group of Clinical Social Workers, PLLC, is open for those clients and clinicians that might want to resume in-person services. In addition, we will continue to offer the option to our clients to utilize Telehealth services.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted once 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. State's New York Forward industry-specific guidelines — including capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing — will become optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barbershops, and personal care services, among other commercial settings. Large-scale event venues, pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and healthcare settings must continue to follow the State's guidelines until more New Yorkers are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated individuals will still be responsible for maintaining proper social distancing of six feet and wearing a mask per federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks will still be required for unvaccinated individuals. Large-scale event venues, Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings will be exempt from the restriction lift. In those settings, New York State's existing COVID-19 health protocols will remain in effect.
"The lifting of our COVID restrictions is a sign of how hard New Yorkers have worked to contain the spread of the virus and protect their communities," Governor Cuomo said. "With numbers trending at record lows, it is clear that the vaccine is effective and that it is an invaluable tool against the virus. However, while we have come so far, it is still imperative that those who have not received the vaccine do so, so that they may enjoy the State's reimagined reopening to the fullest extent possible."
The Freedman Group of Clinical Social Workers, PLLC, will keep the following practices in place for your and the staff's safety.
You must arrive wearing a mask; we will take your temperature with a contactless thermometer and not serve coffee. Please feel free t bring a cup of coffee.
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