Andrea Friedman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and clinical neuropsychology. Andrea earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 1995. She completed her internship at the Boston VA Medical Center/Tufts University and her postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In addition to her private practice with Florida Medical Psychology Associates, she is also on staff at Tampa General Hospital.
Her current clinical practice focuses on providing mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors. She offers individual therapy, assessment, as well as couples/marriage counseling. She specializes in stress management, weight management, coping with chronic illness and/or chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders (including social phobia, test/school anxiety, and health anxiety), positive psychology, parenting skills, life transitions, fertility, and bereavement. She also offers gifted testing for Advanced Gifted Placement, memory/dementia evaluations, spinal cord stimulator placement evaluations, and donor egg/sperm fertility treatment evaluations.
In this episode, we cover:
Andie’s background as the descendent of Holocaust survivors. How her initial interest in psychology blossomed. Research experiences and outlook in undergrad. What advice does Andie have for current college students? The fear around reaching out to professors. Why was Andie interested in working with cancer patients? Self-doubt and the graduate school application process. How do you tackle your own self-doubt while training to be a clinician? What were Andie's first clinical experiences like at age 22? Research experiences in psychoneuroimmunology. Does implementing mental health support within medical settings also help with physical health outcomes? What is a clinical health psychologist? And how is this different from a clinical psychologist? Andie’s own experiences as a cancer patient and how they shaped her clinical practice. The future of mental health care. ... and more!
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Music by: Adam Fine