The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Work, founded in 1994 by Diane E. Freedman, PhD, LCSW-R, is a group of independent clinical social workers serving the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of Long Islanders, under the umbrella of The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Workers. All of our independent social workers have a client-centered approach with an empathic presence that creates a safe space for individuals, couples, groups, and families.
We believe every person has the capacity to live a happy, healthy life. Every individual possesses innate strengths to overcome adversity, trauma and stress. Many of us need appropriate support and guidance to achieve that end. The Freedman Center's clinicians are licensed social workers who are trained to help clients identify patterns and stressors working to relieve emotional distress and create effective coping mechanisms.
We continue to successfully treat clients who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, reproductive and sexual health issues, domestic and sexual violence, relationship/marital discord, alcoholism and substance abuse, grief and loss and chronic illness. Our clinicians are trained in such disciplines as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Hypnosis, Mindfulness Counseling and other modalities and techniques to help address client needs. Through a collaborative process we develop strategies that will help solve problems and improve quality of life.
Our clinicians are also available to serve as consultants for organizations, agencies and other institutions who seek to enhance the quality of their services. We offer workshops, trainings and supervision in the areas of clinical practice, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural/ethnic competence, and organizational and staff development.