Hope and Healing Who I Am

Education, Training & Experience

My name is Carolann Freedman. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1984; I went on to complete a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in 1992.

During my graduate work, I completed a one-year internship at a mental-health clinic, continuing to work there for an additional four years as Program Manager.

I hold the designation of National Certified Counselor (NCC #93045)andam also a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH).

I also hold an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and have done workplace counseling as part of my position as a Human Resources Director.

Early in my counseling career, I was drawn to working with people going through grief and loss, as well as those in chronic physical pain. As a result, I have completed a significant number of post-graduate training hours in both specializations.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Seattle Counselors Association
  • National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers
  • American Academy of Bereavement
  • Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Currently I work full-time seeing individual adults and couples.

Treatment Philosophy

Most change that occurs in connection with therapy comes about through a trusting, emotionally safe relationship with one's therapist. Therapy can help you increase self-awareness, challenge old beliefs, learn new skills, and establish appropriate boundaries in relationships with others.

Helping people realize their potential is what I do; it's my passion.

Volunteer Work for Advocacy Organizations

Over the years I have served as a volunteer and trainer for crisis hotlines, homeless shelters, and other non-profit organizations dedicated to bringing services to those most in need in our community. I believe volunteering is one way to experience the joy of giving coming together with other like-minded people to bring about small miracles, share inspiration, and celebrate the spirit of service.