Jamie Freed, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
Jamie  Freed
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Jamie Freed

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Updated July 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Autism spectrum / neurodivergence
  • Transgender spectrum and gender identity topics
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting for transgender / autistic individuals
  • Trauma
  • Academic issues

Professional statement

Jamie Freed is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with offices in Quincy and Newton Highlands, MA. She specializes in working with neurodivergent individuals and their families, including those on the autism spectrum, using a strengths based approach.

Jamie draws from years of experience as the Director of Adult Services at The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), where she worked with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as their families. She emphasizes the importance of psychoeducation and takes a practical approach to helping clientsimprove the quality of their lives whether focusing on communication, relationships, employment or having an independent and meaningful life..

Jamie also has expertise in working with individuals who are exploring their gender identity and expression, including non-binary identities. She brings a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach to the therapeutic relationship. Jamie’s style is primarily cognitive in nature, emphasizing strengths and incorporating coaching skills as necessary to empower her clients and enable self-advocacy.


Message to clients

Bring your whole self to therapy, the parts you let others see, those you don’t and those you may not even be aware of. Through a highly individualized approach, I'm committed to creating a safe space, free of judgment, where you feel seen, listened to and understood; empowered to move forward as you want. Recognizing and building on your strengths and interests to get you where you want to go, feel better about yourself and find your place in the world will be at the heart of our work. Noticing barriers, working with them or moving past them will become possible as you feel stronger, more grounded and equipped with coping and stress management skills.
Using a primarily cognitive approach, I incorporate practical coaching support, leaving space to touch on deeper, existential questions while addressing some of the following concerns: anxiety, depression, executive functioning, understanding and management of sensory sensitivities, social communication skills to negotiate friendships, intimate relationships, school, employment and independent life.
Education about autism and gender, as needed, for individuals and/or parents is often incorporated into the session in an effort to increase self-awareness and enable self-advocacy.
I welcome collaboration with schools and other providers to offer the comprehensive support that is often needed.
It is my privilege to be witness to clients' most private stories and struggles and to celebrate accomplishments of all sizes. I am amazed at the strength and vulnerability that exist in all of us and deeply believe in the power of relationship and connection to hold, support, heal and grow.


Specialties

Autism spectrum / neurodivergence - Understanding the pervasive nature autism (including the impact of sensory sensitivities, anxiety, executive functioning, social communication, perspective taking) and how it applies individually; managing and navigating a non-autistic world

Transgender spectrum and gender identity topics - Exploring questions related to gender identity and expression; including individuals who identify as binary, non-binary, and agender

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety especially related to autism and gender

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Parenting for transgender / autistic individuals - Helping parents understand and support their children of all ages

Trauma - Many neurodivergent and transgender clients have experience trauma as a result of family and/or societal rejection and oppression

Academic issues - Managing developmental, executive function and emotional challenges in school; adjusting to high school or college; balancing schoolwork and personal life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jamie 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
LifeMAP Coaching Program, Co-Creator and Clinical Supervisor, 2008 - 2016
Asperger/Autism Network, Director of Adult Services, 2003 - 2016

Boston University School of Social Work, MSW, 1990
Cornell University, BS, 1984


Languages

English