Brian Freidenberg

Psychologist, PhD

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(518) 348-8689

Brian Freidenberg

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers online therapy

EMAIL, TEXT, or CALL to initiate contact
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 348-8689

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New York, NY 10007
(518) 348-8689
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Hello! I'm Dr. Brian Freidenberg. In therapy, I place the therapeutic relationship above all else. The relationship is the vehicle for change. I believe that a good therapist listens well; is empathic; and provides a safe, empowering, and judgement-free environment. The client and I form a partnership to help the client navigate this great adventure called life. My areas of expertise are ADDICTIONS (e.g. substances, sex, gambling, video games, cellphones, social media), ANXIETY, CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENCE, COLLEGE students, VETERANS, RELATIONSHIPS, TRAUMA, GROUPS, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS, and COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families. I am trained as a culturally competent cognitive behavioral therapist. An important part of my practice is my appreciation and admiration of culture. My clients are diverse by age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, and ethnicity. I offer EVENING and WEEKEND hours.
I am a clinical psychologist who also has an MSW. Thus, I am a very well-trained therapist who understands the unique impacts of culture, environment, and systems on people's lives. I have been mentored by therapists world renowned for their work in anxiety, addiction, and groups. I believe in the power of hope and the concept of resiliency.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 017247

Brian Freidenberg's Groups

Tween Online Support Group

This ONLINE weekly group is for TWEENAGERS (Tweens, up to and including age 13) who are looking for a peer support group. Topics frequently discussed include fears, nerves, sadness, avoidance, procrastination, anxiety, sleep, friendships, crushes, school, family, hobbies, interests, music, gaming, phone use, social media, the future, and COVID. This group is ongoing and is currently accepting new members. This group welcomes diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, and ethnicity.

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Post-Pandemic? Coping During COVID & a New Normal

This ONLINE weekly group is for adults seeking support related to COVID-19 as we slowly return to "normal" life. Difficulties during this time include ANXIETY (about the virus, variants, vaccinations, masking, finances, work, socializing, boundaries, long COVID, the future), prolonged GRIEF, the impact of UNHEALTHY DECISIONS (related to diet, exercise, sleep, substance use), and LOSS OF TRADITIONS. This group meets now and is accepting new members.

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Teen Online Support Group

This ONLINE weekly group is for teenagers who are looking for a peer support group. Topics frequently discussed include anxiety, depression, school, family, sleep, relationships, activities, pop culture, social media, bullying, body image, empathy, identity, existential questions, and COVID. This group is ongoing and is currently accepting new members. The group is diverse by age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, and ethnicity.

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Location

EMAIL, TEXT, or CALL to initiate contact
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 348-8689
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

New York, NY 10007
(518) 348-8689
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sports Performance
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Supplemental: Consultation
  • Supplemental: Court Case Evaluations
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Professional Connections

I have worked with Dr. Friedenberg personally, and I can attest that he is a highly capable and friendly psychologist and educator. I would recommend him without reservation to any person looking for outpatient mental health care!
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Brian Freidenberg, PhD, Psychologist in Albany

Brian Freidenberg

Psychologist, PhD