Ms. Freire was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2007 and has worked in the mental health field since 2004, providing individual, group and family counseling. Prior to starting her private practice, Ms. Freire worked at a nonprofit agency as both a therapist and clinical supervisor (overseeing other therapists) and helped individual, couples and families work through anxiety symptoms (difficulty concentrating, rapid heart rate, somatic complaints such as head or stomach aches), depression symptoms (low self-esteem, sadness, cries easily, low energy) and trauma (due to abuse or neglect, bullying or accident). Ms. Freire was trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (or EMDR) and uses it to treat anxiety (social anxiety or a specific phobia), the negative thoughts after abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) or childhood neglect, and other types of negative memories after a car accident or even a death of a loved one or pet. She was also trained in the Flash Technique by Dr. Phillip Manfield and Dr. Ricky Greenwald and using the Flash technique when treating trauma or phobias or grief.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge and in order to pursue her passion for healing and helping others, she went on to obtain her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Culver City, California. On her days off, she spends time with her family, taking photos, meditating and painting.