A fearless and excellent communicator with the ability to connect to all ages, Allison Friedman is perfect for the position of psychotherapist and writer. She began her career as a social worker and primary therapist at Hall-Brooke Hospital, where she worked on an inpatient adolescent unit. Ms. Friedman then became a psychiatric social worker associate at High Meadows, where she developed and implemented a multidisciplinary treatment team model for the residential treatment facility, and held the position of psychiatric review consultant for Aetna Life & Casualty. She has had her own practice Psychotherapy Solutions, for the past 30 years now. In her practice, Ms. Friedman works with young adults, adolescents, women, and families. In recent years, she has held the position of counselor in the Counseling Service of a small, private college.
In addition to her psychotherapy career, Ms. Friedman is also an accomplished writer and blogger at http://www.allisonbfriedman.com. Her short story, “Sahara Affair,” was selected for inclusion in a 2013 anthology, “Slant of Light,” which was awarded a USA Best Book Award in 2013, and a Beverly Hills Book Award in 2014. Several other awards are pending. She has also been a newspaper, magazine, and e-columnist, and produced and presented original content for a weekly radio show called, “The Therapy Sisters.” Allison is passionate about what she does, and loves problem-solving and writing.
Ms. Friedman prepared for her career by earning a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Services for Children and Families from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1981. She earned a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut in 1979, and a School Social Work Certification from the State of New Jersey. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Looking to the future, Ms. Friedman intends build upon her first love, writing, and enjoy her husband and enormous blended family of seven kids. She hopes to be remembered as a woman of depth, character, fun and kindness who had the generosity of spirit to heal others and restore their health.
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