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Dr. Maggie Freeman, Psy.D.

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DoctorWe welcomed Dr. Maggie Freeman to Pediatric Psychological Associates in 2020 as a post-doctoral fellow. Before joining the practice, Dr. Freeman completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Center in Canton, Ohio. She successfully assisted numerous children, teens and families in the community experiencing a wide range of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.

Dr. Freeman has worked and trained in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings allowing her to build excellent clinical, assessment, communication and leadership skills. Her clinical experience has focused on treating children and adolescents with diverse needs including anxiety and mood disorders, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors, as well as developmental differences. One of Dr. Freeman’s outstanding accomplishments was developing a mental health program within a primary care clinic for children without insurance. This program led to the early detection and successful treatment of anxiety, depression and related concerns in an underserved population.

Dr. Freeman earned a doctoral degree (2020) and master’s degree (2017) in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She also received an Interdisciplinary Autism Certificate, where she gained advanced specialty training in assessment, treatment planning, and interventions unique to the autism spectrum population. Her graduate experience included facilitating social skills groups for children with developmental differences as well as conducting comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations as part of a multi-disciplinary team. While at EKU, Dr. Freeman also taught Infant and Child Development to undergraduate students. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Service from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Freeman has a passion for serving those with developmental differences and their families. She has worked to educate others within the community to better understand, accommodate and integrate individuals with developmental disabilities. Her research has focused on topics such as intervention planning, interprofessional leadership, and assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.