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  • Deanna Freed


    Deanna, who most refer to as Dede, has 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. Deanna completed her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University with a BA in Psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered as a Telephone Crisis Counselor & was also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Deanna worked as a youth mentor in various capacities & also gained 5 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities while pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Wayne State University. Deanna completed the MSW program at Wayne State in December 1999.

    Therapy with Deanna is first, Person Centered & Humanistic; a whole person, holistic approach; therapist guided self-discovery, developing client’s ability to explore their untapped potential. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the client where they are based upon their preferences, needs & goals. When working with Dede, some of the approaches she may incorporate include CBT, Solution-Focused, Stress management & relaxation strategies, components of somatic experiencing and IFS. Trauma Informed & Trauma Focused CBT are also utilized if there has been trauma experienced and/or PTSD symptoms.  A priority for Dede is in meeting people wherever they are to help them begin creating a pathway toward their desired destination.  

    Dede has many years of experience providing outpatient therapy for a variety of needs including individuals having experienced complex trauma, PTSD, depression, bipolar, anxiety, family system difficulties, relationship issues, addiction and various other areas. She has a passion for working with those who have experienced trauma/PTSD to find a new sense of hope and freedom from trauma’s impact.

    Deanna is a licensed social worker, obtained certification in Trauma Focused CBT (2015), holds certification as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) & obtained Clinical Trauma Professional Certification in 2023. Deanna also has a strong interest in Energy Psychology & holistic healing. Deanna believes that some of our greatest gifts & opportunities for personal growth evolve through what may begin as some of our greatest struggles – yet we can persevere, heal, grow and then we thrive.