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Cara Freudenberg, PsyD

Dr. Freudenberg​ is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Oregon and Colorado with over 10 years of clinical experience. She completed a bachelor's degree (BS) in psychology at the University of Georgia and then obtained both a master's degree (MA) and doctorate degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Freudenberg has worked in a variety of settings during her educational and professional career, including university counseling centers, VA medical centers, an eating disorders treatment program, and a neuropsychology practice. Before Dr. Freudenberg started at Strong IBH in August of 2018, her most recent position involved serving as clinical psychologist for the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program at the Nashville VA Women Veterans Comprehensive Healthcare Center as well as the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator for the Tennessee Valley Healthcare VA System.

In her current role as Training Director, Dr. Freudenberg oversees the Strong IBH training program, which includes postdoctoral psychologist residents, clinical social work associates, licensed professional counselor interns, and graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling, and clinical social work programs. Dr. Freudenberg also provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties, such as trauma-related issues, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship problems, and identity-related concerns. She aims to provide culturally competent, evidence-informed, and client-centered psychotherapy. She is trained in several evidence-based therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her approach is collaborative, relational, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Dr. Freudenberg partners with clients to make positive changes, facilitate personal growth and healing, increase self-awareness and self-compassion, remove barriers to good health and wellness, and cope with difficulties more effectively and confidently.

Outside of work, Dr. Freudenberg enjoys playing guitar, practicing yoga, riding her bike, and spending time with family and friends. She loves animals and has a furry daughter who she treats like a human child. She also loves to try new foods and travel.