Frady Zeidman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who works with clients for topics including anxiety, depression, trauma, and existential crises.
Many individuals who seek Fraidy's support are in the midst of a major life transition, such as transitioning into or out of a relationship, adjusting to parenting for the first time, or changing careers. Other clients are struggling with the ongoing stressors of perfectionism, anxiety, depression, or related fears and anxieties. Still others are facing past traumas in order to forge a new path in their here and now.
In addition to her work with individuals, Fraidy also works with couples, helping them navigate such general relationship issues as communication difficulties and regaining connection. She is highly trained in utilizing emotional-focused therapy (EFT), an evidence-based approach with the goal of empowering clients with skills for a happy and enduring marriage that lasts long past the duration of counseling sessions.
Outside of private practice, Fraidy's experience includes numerous years working with children, adolescents, women, and couples. She's also worked as a mental health counselor in both schools and outpatient clinics, and she teaches at the university level helping students better understand their clients and build on their strengths.
Fraidy's approach blends EFT with Gestalt, Somatic, and Insight-oriented approaches. It is her hope that her clients walk away with a new perspective and deeper understanding of themselves, and the skills to navigate their lives, and their relationships. She looks forward to meeting you.
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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
Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
Fraidy Zeidman is not in-network with any insurances.
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Fraidy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private practice, 2020 - Present
Columbia University Research Project, Perceptual Functioning in the mental health community, 2001 - Present
Pesach Tikvah Satellite Program & Clinic, 2017 - Present
Counterforce Family Therapy program, 2019 - Present
Concordia College, Adjunct Professor, 2019 - Present
Bilingual Evaluator Yeled V’Yalda & Omni, Brooklyn, 2008 - Present
Ohel Mobile Outreach Team, Brooklyn, 2001 - 2017
EFT Training with Dr. Sue Johnson, Emotional focused therapy for couples, 2019
Touro College, MHC, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, 2018
Albert Ellis Institute, REBT Training, 2017
St. John’s University, Bilingual Extension, 2007
Mercy College, Institute for Special Education, MS, Majoring in Teaching Literacy, specializing in Elementary Education, 2005
Mercy College, Institute for Special Education, BS, Behavioral Sciences, specializing in Elementary and Special Education, 2005