Derrick "Freddie" Freyman, LMSW

Derrick Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work, Clinical Concentration

We each face our own challenges in life that sometimes leave us feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and alone. Even if we do have friends and family in our lives, there are not always assurances that we will be accepted and validated for who we are and how we feel. Sometimes we all need somebody to join with us where we are at and support us on our own pathways to peace, joy, and love. But reaching out for support, let alone searching for the right person for you, can be intimidating. I know this from my own lived experiences on both sides of the therapy room. My primary goal in therapy is to cultivate a safe, inclusive atmosphere where you can feel comfortable expressing your authentic self, which is why you deserve to know a little about me as well.

My given name is Derrick, but I prefer to go by Freddie (they/them). I am a non-binary, queer therapist who is committed to upholding feminist, anti-racist, gender-affirming, and sex-positive values in therapy and in my personal life. I earned my MSW from Michigan State University in 2013, and I specialize in helping individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. My approach is tailored to meet your needs based on your goals and preferences, and I offer an integrated perspective drawing from person-centered and humanistic therapies, trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). When I’m not working directly with people, I love to explore the Ann Arbor area with my spouse and our dog. I enjoy a variety of music, coffee, and tea, and I try hard to make time for reading, writing, and meditating.

If you are interested in setting up a time to talk before committing to a full session, feel free to reach me at (734) 215-5125 or by emailing

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied


  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused