Our Clinicians

Dr. Albert Freedman, Ph.D

Dr. Al Freedman, a licensed psychologist, has provided individual, couples and family psychotherapy, as well as consultation to schools and health care organizations, for over 20 years. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.


Dr. Freedman has written and spoken widely on the topic of caring for children with special health care and educational needs. He has served as a Consulting Psychologist at Westtown School, Delaware Valley Friends School, and BAYADA Home Health Care. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Dr. Lauren Bartholomew, Psy.D

Dr. Lauren Bartholomew earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia in 2014. She completed her doctoral internship at the MidAtlantic Internship Consortium: Prince William Family Counseling. She completed her post-doctoral residency at Insight Psychological Services in Stafford, Virginia. She has ten years of clinical experience working in private practice and community mental health settings. She specializes in working with adolescents (at least 13 years old) and adults with depression and anxiety, family-of-origin concerns, and individuals diagnosed with chronic medical conditions. She also specializes in helping adolescents and their families who are in the process of coming out as LGBTQIA+.


Dr. Bartholomew utilizes a strength-based approach to help patients overcome adversity, adapt to change, and challenge ingrained and unhealthy life patterns. Lauren brings with her Lilly, a hypoallergenic and certified therapy dog, who assists in many therapy sessions. Lauren is currently working under Dr. Freedman’s supervision, and plans to take the psychology licensing board examination in the fall of 2019. 

Shari Dowlin, LCSW

Shari Dowlin, LCSW, graduated in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Shari has several years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in various treatment settings. She has worked at outpatient mental health clinics, as well as inpatient and acute partial hospitalization programs. Shari has extensive experience helping individuals who are impacted by depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, anger management, and behavioral difficulties. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients at their own pace to help them develop coping strategies and manage various life stressors and transitions related to family, parenting, relationships, jobs, and school-related stress and issues, among other areas. 


Shari has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, and uses an eclectic approach that integrates multiple treatment modalities to best meet the needs of her clients and build a strong therapeutic relationship. Most importantly, Shari strives to provide a safe, open, and inclusive environment for all. Her goal is to help clients recognize and celebrate their strengths and the progress that is being made every step of the way.

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