Dana  Freed

Dana Freed

Psychologist, PsyD

Dr. Freed is accepting clients for evening appointments at Brooklyn office (updated November 5, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Loss and grief
  • Women's mental health
  • Trauma
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Dana Freed is a licensed psychologist in Brooklyn, New York who works with adults across the lifespan, as well as children, adolescents and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as coaching.

Dana’s approach is integrative; she incorporates skills-based principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into sessions into a wider framework of looser-structured psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. Having worked as a clinical and behavioral coach in the school system, she particularly enjoys teaching regulation skills such as mindfulness and increasing positive emotions.

When working with families, Dana’s approach is behavioral; she enjoys helping families make tangible progress to overcome emotional and communication blocks. She also works with children who have autism, as well as their families to navigate difficult emotional, behavioral and social issues.

Dana’s office is located in Carroll Gardens, where she looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

My experience includes working with adults, children, adolescents and families in various settings (e.g., inpatient and day treatment settings, college counseling centers, schools). I believe that the ultimate objective of therapy, regardless of approach/orientation, is to gain a better understanding of one's self. A therapist is a guide in that process. As your guide, I will use an integrative individualized approach that incorporates psychodynamic and other evidence-based techniques (e.g., CBT, DBT). We will work collaboratively to find comfort and acceptance in the uncertainties of life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Parenting - Identifying patterns that maintain challenging behaviors and developing behavioral plans/systems, schedules of reinforcement, routines, and modifying communication, and problem-solving


General expertise


Insurance

Dana Freed is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Dana Freed can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Carroll Gardens practice

401 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours
  • Mon 3:30pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
NYC Department of Education, Clinical Coach/Psychologist, 2009 - Present
CUNY, Assistant Adjunct Professor 2016 – Present
CUNY, Instructor, 2006 - 2016
Brooklyn College Counseling Center and Disabilities Center, Intern, 2008 - 2009
Foster Pride, Clinical Consultant, 2008 - 2011
Financial Horizons, Project Manager
CUNY Brooklyn College, Clinical Assistant, 2007 - 2009
PS141, School Psychologist, 2006 - 2007
Cecil H Parker, Intern, 2006
Brooklyn Children's Psychiatric Center, Intern 2004 - 2005

Rutgers University, PsyD, 2016
Rutgers University, PsyM, 2011
CUNY Brooklyn College Specialty School, Psychology Certification, 2006
CUNY Brooklyn College, MSed, 2005
School of Visual Arts, BFA, 1997


Languages

  • English

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