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Dr. Freda Bio

Dr. Freda received his Masters and his Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno in counseling and Educational Psychology majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has been practicing his profession for 19 years. Dr. Freda is originally from New Jersey and has been in Reno for the past 40 years. Prior to his move to reno, he spent 8 years in the U.S. Army and he is a Vietnam Veteran. Prior to returning to school to get his graduate degrees, he spent 17 years in the gaming business. Dr. Freda was married and divorced from his first wife, with which he had two children whom are adults now. They were together for 22 years. He remarried to his wife Karen Goodwill-Freda and they had been together for 23 years. He and his wife Karen started the private practice in 1996 and have been in practice ever since. Unfortunately, Karen passed away on October 15, 2016. As can be seen, Dr. Freda has personal experience with a multitude of life changing events. Dr. Freda practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He believes if you change the thinking about something the behavior will change right along with it. Dr. Freda has experience with Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy. His specialties are Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse issues. He also is a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy practitioner.