I found Julie Freedman in Toronto through an extensive research for counselors and anger management professionals. My situation was work related where a colleague and I were on different terms and continued to clash. Being that it was a small workplace, I decided to seek out how to better handle the circumstances and came across Julie Freedman. She counselled me in conflict management and how to better manage my personal anger triggers. Finding her was by far one of the best things I've ever done. I'm now in better control of my outburst and have learned to to manage, identify and even control volatile circumstances I face regularly at work, home and in the general public. Thank you Julie! You are absolutely amazing. Anthony Peluso
My lawyer referred me to Julie Freedman. I didn't know what to expect and I felt nervous about attending an anger management group. The group was small and the discussions were actually helpful. My expectations were exceeded. I did come away with new approaches to handling conflict. Julie is very knowledgeable and professional. The letter she wrote was excellent and my charges were withdrawn in court. I highly recommend Julie. Todd T.
I wholeheartedly endorse Julie Freedman. Julie is a non-judgmental, kind and open-minded person who works to assist her clients in their personal development. Julie counsels from a person-centered approach in that she works with clients based on their needs, wants and personal goals. Julie's background is incredibly diverse as she has worked with people in conflict with the law, victims of crime as well as people in different stages of grief to assist people in turning their trauma into personal triumph. I will continue to support the work of Ms. Freedman and heavily encourage anyone seeking truthful and considerate feedback and counselling to use her services.
Lisa Mattina, John Howard Toronto
I highly recommend Julie Freedman if you need anger management. When I was charged, I called two other services who took a couple of days to call me back. But when I called Julie's office they responded right away. We set up meeting the next day. Julie is very patient and professional. She has lots of experience and knowledge, she understands what courts require and what is personally beneficial. I was really happy that after taking her program my charges were dropped. Thanks Julie.
I would recommend Julie for anyone who seeks professional help with anger management as I can testify that the classes have helped me immensely in my interpersonal relationships especially in my marriage. My wife herself is proud that she has seen much improvement in the way we communicate with each other. I know now that anger is something that can be controlled and can be channeled into something positive for the betterment of myself as a husband, father and as a person in general. Thank you Julie for teaching me all those skills that I did not know before. Great job. Keep up the great work!!!
I attended Julie's Anger Management program due to a CAS requirement. Julie was very patient, understanding, kind and non-judgemental. There were about 10 people in my group and Julie made sure that every single person was involved, their voice was heard, and insured their questions/concerns were addressed. Julie made the environment very warm, welcoming and respectful. I highly recommend Julie's services for whatever reason you may need this program for and just in general, if you need some advice or an ear to listen. After the program was done Julie made sure everyone absorbed all the information taught and assured us we could contact her if we needed anything further. Great service and a great person! Susan B.
Ms. Freedman is a Professional Member of the Ontario College of Social Work, HRPA and a Clinical Specialist member of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She has been in practice for over 18 years.
Julie Freedman holds a Master of Social Work Degree, a Master of Arts Degree and an Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a Ph.D. candidate in advanced clinical social work practice. During her graduate studies Ms. Freedman was a Dean’s Scholar and a recipient of the Bora Laskin Memorial Scholarship.
Associates hold Masters and PhD degrees and they are registered with their professional colleges.
Sessions are not covered by OHIP but may be covered through private insurance plans. To ensure coverage, please familiarize yourself with your benefits plan and which mental health professionals are covered, and provide us with this information when you are booking your initial session. If you are covered through your benefits, you will be responsible for paying the session fees upfront and submitting your receipts for reimbursement.