Alison Freeman, Ph.D.
Ca Lic.#: PSY 10597
(310) 712-1200

 

                        HEARING LOSS - THE INVISIBLE DISABILITY

  • Do you find yourself withdrawing because of your hearing loss?
  • Do you struggle with loneliness, depression, or anxiety that affects your relationships at work or home?
  • Do you have an aging parent who is experiencing  frustration in not being able to participate in family events anymore?
  • Are you a returning veteran dealing with recently losing your hearing?
  • Are you a professional working with the deaf and need the knowledge of an expert?
  • Do you feel like you don’t quite fit into either the Deaf World or the hearing but can function in both? 
  • Are you the parent of a deaf child who needs family counseling or help getting school services?
If you are answering yes to any of these questions, counseling can be very helpful to you in learning new coping skills.

Hello!  I am a hearing-impaired psychologist. I specialize in working with people who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HOH), their families, and other professionals, agencies, and organizations that care for them. I have 25 years plus experience in working with individuals and families in learning to better cope with hearing loss.

I offer a full range of services including in-person psychotherapy in my Los Angeles offices, telemental health therapy (videotherapy), and email therapy.

I also work with educators, attorneys, and medical professionals who need expert assistance with the deaf, including consultation, psychological and educational assessment, and expert report and testimony.

My areas of psychotherapy specialization include:

  • Parenting children with hearing loss
  • Prelingual and late onset hearing loss
  • Choosing or adjusting to cochlear implants
  • Mainstreaming students in public and private schools
  • Trauma, depression and anxiety 
  • Veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
  • Gender & sexual identity issues