Rodney Freeze is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who specializes in Gestalt and body-oriented psychotherapy. As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, he facilitates clients’ understanding of the deep connections between the mind, the body, and the emotions, as well as how they interact to create a person’s overall sense of self. By engaging a client’s awareness of how their behaviors & beliefs correlate to any developmental traumas or learned experiences from childhood, Rodney helps a client uncover deeper meaning in their lives, while also helping them change any behaviors that negatively influence their relationships with others.
Rodney was trained as a Gestalt therapist for many years, orienting his work with clients on the present moment experience: helping them to contact deep emotions, embedded negative beliefs, & dysfunctional patterns of behavior through exercises and experiments. He then expanded his knowledge of the mind-body-emotion connection by studying energy work and adding Polarity therapy to his toolbox of techniques. All of these skills were ultimately integrated and enhanced over the last ten years through his study of one of the newest trauma-oriented therapeutic approaches: Sensorimotor.
Rodney’s work is also rooted in family systems theory and attachment issues. His areas of expertise are listed below, but he also specializes in the treatment of trauma (ranging from incest or sexual abuse to long-term childhood neglect or physical abuse), as well as domestic violence, long-term illnesses, or PTSD from military service or narcissistic parenting. He is skilled at assessing a client’s readiness to address trauma issues and uses a psycho-educational approach to help clients best understand when they are ready to address such issues, as well as how to identify & develop their own strengths and resources for healing.
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
Sensorimotor psychotherapy - An exploration of using mindfulness to help increase a client’s awareness of how their sensory experiences, memories, behaviors, emotions and beliefs correlate to developmental traumas, learned experiences from childhood, or any life-threatening illnesses or accidents that may have caused debilitating anxiety, relationship problems, or mood disturbances
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past that may be impair a person’s ability to work, relate to others, or to engage in social contacts
Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life, or connection with some higher power.
Rodney Freeze is not in-network with any insurances.
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NYC Private Practice, 1988 - Present
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certification, 2016
Board-Certified Polarity Therapist (BCPP), 2011 - Present
Metropolitan Psychiatric Hospital & MMHC, Inpatient & Outpatient Mental Health
Drug Abuse Prevention Work with Adolescents
Certified as a trainer w/ACS: Child Abuse & Neglect, Domestic Violence & Family Team Conferencing, 1999 – 2013
Spiritual Psychology w/ Tom Yeomans, Concord Institute, 2004 - 2005
New York University, MSW, 1988
"I am elated with the time Rodney spent on our initial call. I can’t wait to actually go to therapy."- Zencare client • May 2019