“I find my work wonderfully rewarding. People are resilient, and most people have untapped strengths.”— Carol Freund
After having graduated summa cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from the Pennsylvania State University, and getting a master’s degree in English from Lehigh University, Carol Freund worked as a newspaper reporter and then an editor and magazine writer. She won awards for feature and editorial writing from the New Jersey Press Association. She says she tired of relating to people as a reporter so she began teaching English and journalism at a community college, and was awarded tenure. She left teaching when her children were young
Carol’s teaching experience stimulated her desire to become a psychotherapist. She says that when she taught, students frequently complained that they were stupid or couldn’t achieve something even though she felt they had the ability but were thwarted by emotional issues, or their view of themselves. She liked helping people overcome such distortions, and went back to school to earn an MSW at Hunter College in New York. She then worked at the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey, before starting a private practice. At Richard Hall, she worked with clients of all ages, with individuals and couples. She also co-facilitated groups for men who were court ordered to treatment for domestic violence, and for women who were sexually abused as children.
Carol’s experience is broad based. She says she specializes in working with people, and helping them change rather than in trying to cure a particular diagnosis. She keeps up with research and treatment trends, and has education in many kinds of treatment including cognitive behavioral, Imago, EMDR, as well as in numerous theoretical backgrounds.
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State of New Jersey
New Jersey Office of the Attorney
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