Dr. Cara Freudenberg, Psy.D.

Preferred Name: Cara

Online Therapy

About Me

If you woke up tomorrow and your life was exactly how you wanted it to be, what would be different? Maybe you’ve been feeling stuck and weighed down by the past, and you want to be unburdened and able to move forward with your life. Perhaps you want to manage stress better, improve your relationships, or feel less depressed and worried. You may want support around uncertainty, grief, isolation, and fear related to the pandemic, racism, politics, or other societal issues. Whatever you desire, seeking help is a courageous next step toward making positive changes, achieving your goals, and improving your health and wellbeing. I specialize in helping clients heal from traumatic experiences using EMDR & other interventions to reduce the impact of past trauma on life now. My therapeutic approach is integrative, collaborative, & individualized. With compassion & authenticity, I help clients cope more effectively, better understand themselves & others, & put the past in the past. If you think we might be a good fit, reach out to me to set up a free 20 minute phone consultation. Please note that due to the pandemic, all therapy appointments are conducted online using a secure video telehealth platform.

Education & Experience

Education: - Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology; Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University; 2013 - M.A. (Master of Arts) in Clinical Psychology; Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University; 2010 - B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in Psychology; University of Georgia; 2007 Experience: - Licensed Psychologist & Business Owner; Phoenix Rising Therapy, LLC; 5/2020 – Present - Training Director; Strong Integrated Behavioral Health; 8/2018 – 4/2020 - Clinical Psychologist (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program) & Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator; VA Women Veterans Healthcare Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs; 2/2017 – 7/2018 - Clinical Psychologist (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program); Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs; 5/2015 – 2/2017 - Licensed Psychologist; University of Denver, Health & Counseling Center; 10/2014 – 4/2015 - Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow; University of Denver, Health & Counseling Center; 8/2013 – 8/2014 - Predoctoral Psychology Intern; University of Oregon, University Counseling and Testing Center; 8/2012 – 8/2013 - Psychometrist; Atlanta Comprehensive Neuropsychology; 6/2010 – 7/2012 - Advanced Therapy Practicum Trainee; Oxford College of Emory University, Counseling & Career Services; 8/2010 – 5/2012 - Therapy Practicum Trainee; Life University, Student Success Center; 9/2009 – 6/2010 - Diagnostic Practicum Trainee; Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders; 8/2008 – 8/2009 Selected Professional Trainings: - Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-D) VA Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Training, 1/2018 and VA Certification in IPT-D by 6/2018 - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1 & 2 Basic Training Course (Veteran/Military-focused) with Extended Practica and Case Consultation, 4/2017 – 5/2017 - Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Clinical Training, 2/2016 and Advanced STAIR Didactic & Case Conference, 3/2017

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

- American Psychological Association, 2007 – Current - EMDRIA, 2022 – Current

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield

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