Bette J. Freedson is a clinical social worker, practicing in Southern Maine. Bette is also the author of many articles. Bette’s first book, “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom/Seven Insights for the Single Mother,” which will be published by Pearlsong Press in early 2015. Bette is also a past facilitator for Maine’s “Kids First” Program.
Bette’s essays have appeared in The York County Coast Star and York Weeklies newspapers. Her articles and quotes have been featured in magazines and websites such as “Calgary’s Child Magazine,” “Working Mother Magazine,” “Women’s Day Magazine,” and NASW’s consumer page, “Help Starts Here.”
Currently Bette contributes clinical columns for FOCUS, the newsletter of the MA chapter of NASW.
Besides offering psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups, Bette combines clinical knowledge, expertise as a secondary school teacher, and group facilitation skills to create seminars that are substantive, engaging and fun. Her presentations specialize in the areas such as parenting, coping skills, intuition, and stress management. Bette’s “Relax and Learn Seminars” are a repertoire of stress management trainings that specialize in demonstrating the power of the mind/body connection to improve decision-making, increase effective coping, and reduce time wasted in conflict, and boost morale and productivity at work.
Bette combines the practical with the humorous for presentations that empower participants to think clearly and cope effectively. Bette emphasizes the importance of the mind/body/spirit connection. Bette’s presentations have included the Attorney General’s Office of MA, The Dana Farber Cancer Center, The Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, and Woodbridge Assisted Living Residence, among many others. Bette’s programs are designed to teach easily understandable and applicable tools that fit the specific needs of each group or organization. Participants in Bette’s seminars become re-energized for work and fortified with understandable concepts and useable tools for living life more successfully and peacefully.