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 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She helps individuals who are impacted by depression, anxiety, anger, and difficulties with relationships, among other life stressors. She uses her extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients develop the skills to better manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She also incorporates other treatment modalities to best fit the needs of her clients. Shari brings a fun, warm, and collaborative approach to therapy to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients and to create a safe, inclusive space for all.


Shari earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and has several years of clinical experience working in outpatient practices, acute partial hospitalization and inpatient hospitalization programs.  


Shari lives with her husband, 2-year-old son, and rescue Labrador Retriever. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising and being active, knitting, baking and watching Netflix. Shari has a special love for animals, all things Halloween, and anything to satisfy her sweet tooth.

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