Dr. Friedman is a psychologist and co-founder of the Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Friedman earned her doctoral degree in psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Her doctoral experience included extensive training in DBT centered individual and group therapy in a community mental health setting. As a psychologist, Dr. Friedman’s success in helping people cope with mental difficulties stems from her wealth of experience working in residential, forensic, medical and outpatient settings. As such, she is highly qualified to treat clients with a wide array of complex clinical issues. Along with maintaining a general outpatient practice, Dr. Friedman also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, addiction, and personality disorders.
Dr. Friedman was trained as a generalist but has also been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), allowing her to work quickly and skillfully with the most challenging clinical issues. Dr. Friedman also recognizes the importance of continuing her educational pursuits, as she actively works toward becoming a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She has also been qualified as an expert witness in circuit court proceedings on hundreds of occasions. Dr. Friedman is a strong believer in ongoing education, professional development and consultation.
Dr. Friedman recognizes that taking the first step to seeking help takes courage, yet the benefits are endless. She believes that each client is unique and deserves to be treated with respect and compassion by their psychologist or therapist. Her greatest hope is to help clients connect with ‘their truth’ and create a meaningful life.
Her intimate, boutique style practice affords her client’s a safe and nurturing place to heal. Her work with a team of multidisciplinary professionals provides endless options for her clients and affords them the opportunity to recover through mind, body and spiritual work.
Education and Professional Training:
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- Doctor of Psychology (clinical) – Nova Southeastern University
- Master of Psychology – Nova Southeastern University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology – University of Florida
- Intensively trained in DBT and EMDR
- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
- Florida Psychological Association (FPA)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Women’s Issues
- Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders