Dr. Stephanie Freitag is a licensed clinical psychologist working with patients across five different states. She trained at Binghamton SUNY (State University of New York) for her PhD in clinical psychology and at the Emory School of Medicine for her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship. Throughout her training, Stephanie specialized in trauma, personality disorders, and mood disorders (bipolar disorder, depression, PMDD). Dr. Freitag's advice has been featured in a variety of news outlets including Seventeen Magazine, Healthline, Insider, Psychology Today, and Mic.
As a trauma-informed psychologist, Stephanie cares deeply about providing a warm and safe space that is comfortable, supportive, and collaborative. Throughout your time in therapy, Stephanie hopes that she can help you reflect on your values so that you can work towards what it means to be your "best self." While she uses common evidence-based approaches (such as CBT and DBT), Stephanie tailors her treatment to each individual with a focus on symptoms rather than a given disorder. She believes in treating the whole person, which includes your unique social context and history. Ultimately, she believes that therapy is a space to sit with a wide variety of emotions and to make meaning from these experiences.
Outside of her clinical work, Stephanie is an adjunct professor at the Emory School of Medicine where she participates in advocacy and research. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on bipolar disorder, trauma, and intimate partner violence. She is passionate about fighting stigma associated with mental illness and engaging in various initiatives to advocate for her patients.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Stephanie Freitag is not in-network with any insurances.
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Emory School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022
New York: 025014
New Jersey: 35SI00680500