Last updated: 9/24/2019

Wendy Susan Freund, MSEd., LCSW (917) 523-8143
Last Updated: 9/24/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Adoption Specialist
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Degrees:
MEd
MSW

Years of Experience: 31

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
NY - LCSW [R-036563-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Do you wake up feeling a sense of dread?  Do you feel that you get in your own way when trying to build a strong career and improve your relationships?

I work with individuals, couples and families.  From the start, I had several clients involved in the visual and performing arts who were looking to breath new life into their creative process.

In 1989 I extended my own career and began working in adoption.  I have written about Adoption and Search and Reunion throughout my career.  My website: www.adoptionpsychotherapy.com gives more detailed information and also offers a list of resources for people interested in adoption.  I am also an advocate for opening access to the Original Birth Certificates for people who have been adopted.

Presently, I see clients who are interested in understanding their own needs and in clarifying their goals in life; some are members of the adoption triad (birth parent, adoptive parent, or person who has been adopted) but many are not.   As I listen to people’s stories, I wonder about the parts of the narrative that are not fully fleshed out, and in finding and understanding the missing pieces, the person can move decisively forward. 

Office and Contact Information
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Wendy Freund MSEd., LCSW
245 East 13th St. Ground Floor #3
New York, NY 10003  
www.adoptionpsychotherapy.com
(917) 523-8143


Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Pregnancy/Childbirth Sexual Orientation Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Daycare Developmental Disability Eating Disorders Education Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infant Mental Health Learning Disabilities Medical Medication Management Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder Trauma/PTSD Women's Health
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Humanistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Feminist Geriatric Consultation Gottman Method Home Study Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Nutrition Counseling Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Schema Therapy Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
Adopted Caregivers Children of Divorce Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Parkinson's Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $225
Couples: $250
Group: N/A
Family: $250

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral

Insurance:

Groups