Last edited 08/30/2023

Sharifa Freightman PhD

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
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In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

Clients who work with me can expect to have a psychologist that provides a warm, empathic and supportive space, that is appropriately challenging. I welcome and am responsive to feedback throughout the process. I treat my clients as adults who are ultimately responsible for their own lives, but also take my clinical responsibility quite seriously. I should also mention that I find the appropriate use of humor helpful in therapy. Clients should expect to experience having a space to process, but also take away practical solutions and suggestions for their problems.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My first method is to get a solid history in a clinical interview at the outset. I love the exploratory toolkit that psychodynamic psychotherapy provides in treatment planning and interventions. In therapy I like to use processing, exploration of defenses, CBT tools such as exploration of cognitive style and schemas/beliefs, and communication, time management, and social skills training. I find that I enjoy using psycho-education in a practical, but also reparative way: often clients benefit from having aspects of their experience explained in new ways. Session-by-session, I focus on the treatment goals, but also the concerns that come up week-by-week.



Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise


In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)


  • California, PhD, 27207


Palo Alto University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Sharifa Freightman, PhD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sharifa Freightman, PhD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sharifa Freightman accepting new clients?

No, Sharifa Freightman is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Sharifa Freightman accept insurance?

Yes, Sharifa Freightman accepts insurance, including Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Sharifa Freightman offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Sharifa Freightman for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Sharifa Freightman offer online therapy?

Yes, Sharifa Freightman offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Sharifa Freightman?

Sharifa Freightman typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sharifa Freightman speak?

Sharifa Freightman conducts therapy sessions in English.