"In therapy, I offer a safe space for you to be as you are so we can work together to help you be your best self, living your best life."
"On my days off I can be found snuggling with my therapy dog, Theodore Tater Tot III, or biking in the mountains."
"Developing trusting relationships is at the center of all that I have ever done, and sitting in solidarity with hardship comes naturally for me."
Here’s a glimpse into my personality and professional pursuits that will hopefully help decrease some of that super normal therapist-shopping-sucks kind of feeling.
After spending 15 years as an international photojournalist working in disaster zones and documenting human rights issues, I went back to school to get my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. People often ask, ‘Why did you decide to make such a huge career change?!’
The answer is simple: I didn’t.
Believe it or not, the role of a therapist is similar to that of a photojournalist. As a photojournalist, my work was focused on trauma at the global level to create awareness and change for under-reported human rights issues. As a therapist, my work with trauma is at the micro level aimed at helping individuals create change so that they can heal themselves and their communities. Developing trusting relationships is at the center of all that I have ever done, and sitting in solidarity with hardship comes naturally for me.
A graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I have worked in residential substance abuse, domestic violence/sexual assault agencies, supervisory roles, crisis services, and with at-risk youth. My therapeutic style is one of validation, normalization, and non-judgment. I offer a space for you to come and be as you are so we can work together to help you be your best self, living your best life.
On my days off I can be found biking through the mountains, snuggling with my dog, or sipping coffee at one of the amazing local coffee shops that Colorado has to offer. Also, I'm a hardcore animal lover with a penchant for travel, most often to my hometown of Chicago. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me and I hope to have the opportunity to learn more about you.
“Dr. Stacie” Freudenberg, Psy.D., LPC