Amy Friedman,Ph.D.

Amy Friedman,Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 9108
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30 Lincoln Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02461
1180 Beacon Street, Suite 5C
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

My Approach to Helping

Lately, I am identifying myself as both an existential and psychoanalytic psychologist. What this basically means is that my diverse range of folks that I see have one essential thing in common (other than myself). I care deeply about making meaning in a relational context. My practice is about facilitating growth through relationship, and having clients become better able to not just relieve symptoms, but to know themselves on a deeper level, to be more open to experience life, and toward living life with greater presence, engagement, and fulfillment. My work is relational, and I hold firmly the belief in client's resiliency and their capacity to heal and discover. I am presently looking forward to fostering new relationships and facilitating a space of growth, healing, and discovery. I bring to my work a deep commitment to individual empowerment as well as compassionate caring. I believe new possibilities emerge within relationships, and look forward to helping clients discover authentic ways of being in the world with newer possibility and hope for change. I truly love this work. I am passionate about it, and am looking forward to the next chapter and new relationships it will bring, as well as deepening the relationships I currently have.

More Info About My Practice

I truly love the work that I do, providing holding, healing, and transformation in a safe and natural way. Come meet me for a free sample session, and see what possibilities we might explore together. I look forward to hopefully meeting with you.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma, spirituality and religion, creativity and creative professionals, fertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, and parenting, eating disorders, cutting, couples and families, groups, Depression, Anxiety, divorce, loss, life transition, identity issues, finding purpose and meaning.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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