Torri Friedmann, LMSW
MS.SW, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S., Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
Torri Friedmann has worked with adults and teenagers who have experienced low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, grief & loss and chemical dependency. Torri has also worked with eating disorder clients, and clients who suffered from PTSD.
Torri uses cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, solution- focused therapy, and play therapy techniques. Torri utilizes psychodynamic theories, mindfulness techniques, and she works from a strengths perspective approach with her clients.
She attended The University of Texas and fell in love with Austin. While attending UT Torri met her loving husband of now 20 years. They have 3 precious boys ages 18, 14 and 12. She spends lots of time at her son’s baseball and football games and track meets. Torri has two loving parents and a brother. Her family has always been extremely, loyal, grounded, loving and supportive. She enjoys traveling, the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, time in the mountains skiing, shopping and most importantly laughing and spending time with family and friends.
Torri has endured many challenges in adulthood that she believes help her relate and empathize with clients. She believes God "buys back the time the Locust ate" by providing a time and place to use the hardships in life for the greater good of others/to help others (Joel 2:25-32). Therefore, in therapy she aims to restore the years that the swarming locust have eaten.
Torri has a passion for working with women and families who are experiencing post-partum depression, baby blues, hormone issues, undiagnosed illnesses, cancer support, Grief and loss, divorce support, and empty nest support. Her mission is to provide a safe place where she can help individuals with life transitions and help them to find purpose, direction and peace.
Her faith and relationship with God has brought her to a place of peace. She believes that God can transform our hearts and minds and bring us a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)