Brittany Freese is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (with Supervision designation) specializing in providing counseling services to individuals experiencing issues related to mental health, addiction, gender identity, and sexuality. Brittany has several years of experience in both rural areas (in Northwest and Northeast Ohio) and urban areas (in New York City and Cleveland) working with adults in various capacities, including case management, counseling, and supervision in community mental health organizations, addictions clinics, HIV/AIDS service organizations, consumer-run programs, and private practice settings. Brittany has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio) and a Master of Social Work degree from New York University (New York, New York). Brittany believes in providing sensitive, non-judgmental, person-centered, strength-based, individualized treatment to individuals from all walks of life.

What is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker? An independently licensed social worker is a professional designation for someone who is trained and licensed in providing mental health and substance abuse services without being under the supervision of another licensed individual. In Ohio, the LISW is awarded to qualified individuals by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. This board oversees the LISW’s practices and the LISW must abide by the laws and rules of this board.