With his background spanning both the religious and secular worlds, Dr. Freedman is uniquely equipped to offer culturally-sensitive care for young Israeli students and those studying abroad in Israel. In working closely with Yeshivah students, their families, and their rabbis, Dr. Freedman is dedicated to helping each individual to achieve success in their studies and personal lives.
In addition to providing psychotherapy and psychiatric services for students, Dr. Freedman works with Yeshivot to develop new programs in order support both students and staff. These efforts have spanned a wide range of topics and have included creating protocols to address substance abuse and issues related to personal safety. Furthermore, as a recognized lecturer, Dr. Freedman has been involved in teaching interested rabbinical / smicha students principles of counseling and intervention.
"We have met together with a number of my students and Dr. Freedman is both professional and wise."
— Rabbi Menachem Listman
Director of The English Program, Yeshivat Machon Meir
"Dr. Freedman puts all of his kochos into his work with the boys and knows to meet them all where they're at."
— Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Blumenfeld ("The Mash")
Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Neveh Tzion
"I highly recommend Dr. Yaakov Freedman. He has taught many classes in the Essentials program (Aish HaTorah's Introductory Program), on very interesting topics. The students have loved his classes, and he is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker. He also has a personality that understands college age students and the students relate to him.
Dr. Freedman has very impressive credentials, and he has been very helpful and effective in providing evaluations, consultations and treatment. Along with his expertise in medicine, Dr. Freedman is a very unique professional resource, because he understands our G-d, Torah and Mitzvah perspective along with the challenges of being a Baal Tshuva. He is also very available and easy to work with."
— Rabbi Stuart Schwartz
Director, Essentials Program, Yeshivat Aish HaTorah
"I've worked with Dr. Freedman together on a number of cases. He's a great, unassuming psychiatrist, and a solid mental health resource who is happy to answer your calls and questions (especially in your students' time of need)!"
— Rabbi Avraham Willig MSW
Director, jInternship Programs, Yeshivat Aish HaTorah
To schedule a consultation or discuss treatment options, please contact Dr. Freedman.