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Dana Freed

Psychologist, PsyD
New York
Anxiety-Depression-Relationships-Loss and grief-Women's mental health-Trauma-Parenting-
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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.

Work and Education

Private practice
NYC Department of Education, Clinical Coach/Psychologist
CUNY, Assistant Adjunct Professor
CUNY, Instructor
Brooklyn College Counseling Center and Disabilities Center, Intern
Foster Pride, Clinical Consultant
Financial Horizons, Project Manager
CUNY Brooklyn College, Clinical Assistant
PS141, School Psychologist
Cecil H Parker, Intern
Brooklyn Children's Psychiatric Center, Intern

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




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


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

  • Individual sessions:$250 (45min)
  • Initial session:$250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week