About Me

I'm Dr. Paula Freedman, a licensed clinical psychologist, writer, and educator.


My own experience in therapy awakened me to my calling. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology so that I could pay it forward.


Today, I help people of diverse backgrounds and identities learn to cope with anxiety, heal from past trauma, and recover from their addictions and eating disorders. We all deserve to live meaningful, rewarding lives. I specialize in treating high-achieving adults who have a hard time letting go of control and tolerating uncertainty.

I also provide training and consultation for other therapists, teaching them how to effectively approach body diversity and reject diet culture using the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm.

I'm particularly passionate about helping people develop confidence, inner peace, and self-compassion. Many of us are held back by fear, anxiety, or beliefs about how we "need to be." I help you dive deep to find your purpose, reject harmful social messaging, and heal your relationship with your mind AND your body.

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