Barbara Freedman

Mental Health Worker :: Expert In Religious Coaching

4.91 / 5
From 757 reviews

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About Me

I offer understanding of clients' issues from a Jewish, as well as a clinical perspective. Need a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, with someone who has extensive knowledge of the Jewish faith and customs? As a Mental Health Worker I have currently dedicated myself to counseling mainly in the areas of crisis intervention, complicated grief and trauma. As the founder of a Jewish pre-school program for seven years, along with teaching children about the Jewish customs and traditions, I was a mentor to thier parents. I often employ Behavioral Therapy for Parent Coaching, along with using my training in CBT,(Brief Solution Focused Therapy) and Crisis Intervention for immediate short term counseling. 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 client’s 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 counseling, 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 a trained facilitator for the SOS (Survivors of Suicide) in Ottawa, a group 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 creator and director of The Growing Tree
Pre-School parents 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 757 Reviews

December 2, 2019
Bright and understanding , with great insight

November 15, 2019
Barbara is the best!

August 28, 2019
Barbara understands like no one else!

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 22, 2019

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

December 18, 2017
Very helpful.

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

November 10, 2017

September 25, 2017
Thank you!

August 18, 2017
Barbara is kind and helpful.

August 15, 2017
very 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 27, 2017
Helpful and compassionate.

February 15, 2017
good listener

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