Barbara Freedman

Mental Health Worker :: Expert In Stress & Anger Management

4.91 / 5
From 768 reviews

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About Me

Need a safe place to express your feelings and concerns? Along with over 20 years of experience in the fields of education and social services, I have dedicated myself to counselling, coaching and consulting, mainly in the areas of complicated grief and trauma.
For immediate short term counselling and coaching I use my training in CBT,(Brief Solution Focused Therapy), along with Crisis Intervention. I often employ Behavioral Therapy for Parent Coaching. For more ongoing, longer term therapy with clients, I draw on such approaches as Object Relations Therapy & Self Psychology, along with the Experiential Therapies, according to each clients' personal needs and preference.


Master in Education. Certificates in Crisis and Suicide Intervention, along with additional training in Object Relations Therapy and Self Psychology.


I provide ongoing crisis intervention, grief and trauma counselling, along with parent coaching at Centrepointe House, an institute dedicated to assisting people in their efforts to achieve a sense of well-being, personal growth and healing.
I am currently a trained facilitator of the SOS(Survivors of Suicide) group in Ottawa, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one through suicide.
In addition to individual counseling at the Saint Paul’s University Counselling Centre, I provided supportive counseling at the Well (a drop in day centre for woman and children). In my role as a volunteer floor and outreach worker at The Well, I offered immediate response through crisis intervention, and outreach. I was given the opportunity to facilitate referrals to other social services whenever appropriate. Aside from connecting the woman with these resources, I provided them with advocacy.
Among the some of the issues which these woman were dealing with included homelessness, low income, housing issues, abuse, trauma, suicide ideology as well as issues of sexual identity.

As the founder and director of a pre-school program for seven years, I was a mentor to parents, who would often seek me out to discuss concerns regarding their children. I worked together with them to modify their child’s behavior, teach them new health promoting skills, and connect them with parent child resources in the Ottawa community. I have developed several methods of assisting children on an emotional level by using such skills as role playing and art therapy.

Latest 25 Of 768 Reviews

November 21, 2023
Thank you! Very easy to talk to!

November 1, 2021
Wonderful as always!

June 2, 2021
Barbara helped me through a difficult phase in my life. She is patient, sharp, and insightful. Simply the best!!

February 19, 2021
Barbara is an incredible advisor, a wonderful human being who gives clarity and guides you to your better self:)

October 16, 2020
Thank you!!

May 19, 2020

April 22, 2020
Barbara is a God-send! I rate her a million stars! Thank you for your clarity!

August 20, 2019
Barbara is the most amazing to her for clarity and purpose!

April 22, 2019
Barbara is CLARITY and GOODNESS!

April 1, 2019
Perfect reciprocity; insightful feedback & altruism towards other people's hardships.

March 21, 2019
Barbara is incredibly genuine, insightful and helpful! God bless her!

November 21, 2017
Barbara took the time to help me out and understand my situation. She is a superb counselor.

September 25, 2017
Thank you!

August 18, 2017
Barbara is kind and helpful.

August 4, 2017
Barbara is great and is very caring.

May 23, 2017

April 22, 2017
Really helped make me feel better, great to talk to.

February 15, 2017
really great to talk to and gives great advice and suggestions

January 5, 2017
good thoughts

November 30, 2016
Excellent Source of Help When Needed! Barbara Freedman will quide you towards your everyday needs or assistance with your troubles.

September 13, 2016
She is good but overpriced

June 13, 2016
Amazing, cooperative, punctual. I strongly recommend her. She is my favorite expert.

June 12, 2016
I feel helped

June 6, 2016
Barbara is really good at what she does.she has really helped me and given me an ear..She is outstanding at what she does

May 18, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind help

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