Extensive Background

Dr. Charles R. Freeman earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. As an undergraduate, he worked at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Sleep Disorders Center and helped facilitate research with military personnel, focusing on insomnia and sleep research. Dr. Freeman conducted extensive research in Behavioral Medicine (the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, body, behaviors, and emotions) at the University of Miami.

Dr. Freeman has over 25 years of experience as a General Psychologist with specialization in Sleep Medicine, having practiced in multiple Sleep Centers and Community Mental Health Centers in Miami, Alaska, and the Twin Cities (MN). There, he treated patients with insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric conditions. He has recently returned to San Diego to be close to his extended family.

As a Cross-Cultural Psychologist, Dr. Freeman has treated many patients from all over the world: the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Africa. He is knowledgeable and sensitive to those with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

Many patients with sleep or other medical conditions felt helpless prior to coming to Dr. Freeman because they had already seen several medical practitioners without improvement. Dr. Freeman’s unique approach created a breakthrough in their treatment and considerable improvement in their condition.

Dr. Freeman was rated as one of the best Psychologists at Park Nicollet Hospital in Minneapolis. A random sample of his patients was surveyed ranking Dr. Freeman higher than the other 30 Mental Health providers on multiple variables such as timeliness, great listening, creating a reachable treatment plan together, etc.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Claustrophobia
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attack
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Assertive Communication and Empowerment
  • Positive Psychology and Self-talk
  • Co-Dependency
  • Archetypal and Jungian Psychology as related to masculinity, femininity, the shadow side, integration and actualization

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Psychosis

Sexuality

  • Treated people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

Types of therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): changing thoughts and behaviors. The gold standard to treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Energy Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Jungian Psychology as related to masculinity, femininity, archetypes, the shadow side, integration and actualization
  • Co-Dependency
  • Gestalt Psychology