I'm Dr. Paula Freedman, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and writer.
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.
The more I've learned about the harmful impacts of diet culture on how we relate to food and our bodies, the more passionate I've become about helping people give up dieting and body shaming for good. I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and frequently weave these principles into my therapy work. 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 focused on 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.