Amy Freede

(MSSA, LCSW, LISW-S)

About Me

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Science in Social Administration. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker in both Ohio and Indiana. I have worked as a therapist for the last eight years. My approach is person-centered and trauma informed, drawing from cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques with an emphasis on mindfulness and self care.

If you are going through a big life transition or simply feel like you are floating lately and need to find yourself again, I can help you to get in touch with yourself and reach your full potential. I have found that it works best to tailor interventions to the individual I am working with, to draw on your strengths and interests in order to help you achieve your goals. I believe in tapping into what recharges us on a daily basis and believe in the healing power of nature, spirituality, exercise, and social connection. Whatever you are struggling with right now, know that you are not alone and that it is so amazing that you are reaching out for help. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34007803A (Expires: 2022-04-01)

LISW #I.1502356-SUPV (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jul 03, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amy is exactly what I needed when I was going through an extremely tough time. She helped me manage my emotions and the way I delt with every step of the way during my process. In stressful situations, things are changing on a day-to-day basis and Amy was there for me any time I needed her. She’s an active listener and asks all the questions so she can fully understand you and also help you understand yourself. It’s been 5 months since I’ve seen Amy because of financial reasons, but I still reflect on conversations I’ve had with her and the insights I was able to pull from them. I would highly recommend her!

Written by S.I. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Throughout my life I have had many counselors, but Amy has stuck out for me. She always makes me feel comfortable, she is personable yet still professional and she is consistent. She’s good at giving examples and ideas of how I can do things to help me outside of counseling.

Written by E.M. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amy is by far the most helpful counselor I’ve ever had. I’ve played the musical counselors game since I was 11, with varying results. Some of them were quacks. Some of them listened, but didn’t really help. Some of them were helpful but could only see me once every two months. None of them have been as good at asking me hard questions as Amy is. She makes me think; really pushes me to figure my thoughts out. She always does it in positive ways, too. She never makes me feel stupid or small. Her questions are never condescending. Just an inquiry, that’s all. It leaves me free to think about them without a bunch of extra negative feelings getting in the way. I can’t thank her enough for all the big complicated knots she’s been helping me untie.

Written by E.M. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amy is fantastic. She’s really helped change my life for the better and she’s given me the tools I need to make those changes in myself. She never makes me feel stupid, she helps me work through my issues to find solutions for myself and she is extremely supportive and friendly.

Written by A.U. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amy is a wonderful person and is very caring. She is patient with me and actively listens to me, which means a lot when you open up about personal things.