Brian M. Freidenberg, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Addictive Behaviors Specialist


PhD (Clinical Psychology) & MSW, University at Albany

Professional Interests

Dr. Freidenberg’s professional interests include ADDICTIONS (e.g. substances, sex, gambling, video games, cellphones, social media, and internet), ANXIETY, ADOLESCENCE, RELATIONSHIPS, and TRAUMA. He teaches graduate-level courses on cognitive-behavioral therapy, chemical dependency, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Freidenberg has been mentored by therapists renowned for their work in anxiety and addiction.

Approach to Therapy

Dr. Freidenberg is a culturally competent COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL therapist. An important part of his approach to therapy is his appreciation and admiration of culture. Dr. Freidenberg is a clinical psychologist who also has an MSW. Thus, he is a very well-trained therapist who understands the unique impacts of culture, environment, and systems on people's lives.

Approach to Wellness

Dr. Freidenberg believes in the power of hope and the concept of resiliency. He lives a joyful life and finds strength and support in many places. Dr. Freidenberg enjoys swimming, bicycling, literature, film, art, travel, music, and spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid sports fan and a proud supporter of his hometown NFL team, the Buffalo Bills!