Amy Freeman

(LCSW-C)

About Me

Thank you for being here and for visiting my profile. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state's of Maryland and Virginia. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Albany, New York in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I have 6 years of experience in a non-public special education setting as a social worker and 10 years of experience working with young adults with disabilities.

I'm particularly knowledgeable about assisting adolescents and young adults who struggle with developmental and intellectual disabilities especially autism as well as health conditions and illness, grief and loss, bereavement issues, school/peer/bullying issues, trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with teens from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

I often incorporate a holistic, integrative approach meaning that I draw from multiple modalities including cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed and strengths-based. From my viewpoint as a clinician, human functioning and behavior stem from many life experiences and aspects of our lives: psychological, cognitive biological/physical/medical, genetic, developmental, familial, social, educational/employment/career, spiritual, cultural and societal.

In addition to my employment, I've volunteered as a girl scout troop leader for 13 years as well as taken on an active role in youth mission trips and leadership roles within my church.

My co-workers describe me as hard working, collaborative, compassionate, empathetic and the desire to go above and beyond for the students and families that I work with.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #19874 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by S.K. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 2 months

Amy is thoughtful, kind and invested in my child.

Written by N.E. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Any is amazing. She is helpful and provides a great listening ear. I am always excited to get to our sessions!

Written by S.T. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Amy Freeman is very patient and understanding.

Written by J.A. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amy has been such a great support in the difficult times I’m going through, we talk out situations and find the best way to navigate through them.

Written by D.O. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Amy is great!

Written by N.I. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy continues to check on me during the week and responds quickly. I appreciate her kind and supportive approach. :)

Written by B.R. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amy was extremely helpful and exactly the kind of gentle hand I think we needed. I was skeptical of therapy at first. But, Amy's consistent and gentle approach to having us talk about and explore our situation ended up being very helpful. Thank you again, Amy. We wish you all the best.

Written by T.I. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amy has been very insightful in getting us to open up to her.

Written by K.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Amy is a wonderful counselor! I’ve been through 2 counselors on here already and when I landed amy it was a perfect match! She’s helped me soooo much in just a few short weeks I’ve known her! I’m still a work in progress but I know with Amy I’ll get there!

Written by R.I. on Oct 11, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

So far, Amy has been very understanding and helpful in dealing with my difficulties. I really appreciate her impartial evaluation.