Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional training after her Ph.D. and 40 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, relationships, sexual and work issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children victims, adult survivors, perpetrators, and non-perpetrating family members), sexual compulsivity, dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity issues. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
Dr. Friedman has presented on mental health topics at national and international scientific conferences and has made numerous appearances on television, radio, and in print (USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Jerusalem Post, Sunday Times of London, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, New York Post, Psychology Today, FORTUNE, Cosmopolitan, New Woman, Mademoiselle, Redbook, YM, CosmoGIRL!, Wall Street Journal Online, Huffington Post, WebMD, Salon.com, abcnews.com, nbcnews.com, health.com, etc.). For 7 1/2 years, she hosted "PsychTalk" on KDHX Radio, for which she received the Community Partnership Award from BJC Behavioral Health Services “for providing thoughtful mental health education.” She served 4 years on the advisory board of CosmoGIRL!, a national teen magazine.
Dr. Friedman is past-president of the St. Louis Psychological Association; an associate clinical professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine; and the recipient of the 2005 Merit Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. She is featured in the book, The Successful Therapist (Wiley, 2005).
Dr. Friedman returns calls personally and will usually see you within a few days. During the pandemic, all sessions are by phone or video. She is able to work with clients in all PsyPact states.
University of Memphis
University of Memphis
St. Lawrence University
American Psychological Association
Missouri Psychological Association
St. Louis Psychological Association, Past-President
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ Issues, Life Transitions, Marriage & Divorce, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Health, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Cognitive/Behavioral, Gestalt, Humanistic, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Social Support, Systemic
Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Male, Female, Transgender
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