Background Dr. Freund is a full-time clinician at Life Insight, where he works with children, adolescents, and adults with mood and anxiety disorders as well as a variety of other difficulties. Moreover, having worked in the counseling centers of both Catholic University and Brigham Young University, he has extensive training in working with matters regarding spirituality and religious identity. He has experience in helping patients navigate their transition from adolescence to young adulthood by supplying them with a therapeutic environment for growth, understanding, and change. Dr. Freund believes in empowering patients by supplying a supportive environment to build connections, gain insight, and challenge oneself when necessary. Dr. Freund is also passionate about working with members of the LGBTQ+ community as they navigate their sense of self, identity, and relationship with others.
Education & Training Dr. Yuval Freund received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University in May of 2022. There, his research focused on understanding ways in which individuals attach to those around them, how those attachments can form early in life, and ways in which attachment can be a valuable tool in the therapy process. He began his career in clinical psychology at the Frost School in Rockville, Maryland where he worked closely as a clinician with children and adolescents with learning, developmental, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as students on the autism spectrum. Moreover, he worked at the counseling center at Catholic University where he trained in working with individuals entering young adulthood, helped them navigate the transition into a different stage of life, and worked through issues that may arise in the process. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. There, he provided counseling services for young adults and college students, as well as additional support for members of the LGBTQ+ population on campus and those struggling with their spirituality.
About Me Dr. Freund has recently moved to the area from DC with his partner. He looks forward to immersing himself in the community and becoming an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in the area. In his free time, he enjoys exploring nearby city life with his partner. He has recently taken up baking as a hobby and loves trying new recipes (especially those involving chocolate).