Fae Frederick is from the United States of America and received her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA), an accredited program through the American Psychological Association. She completed her internship at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, an accredited internship program through the American Psychological Association. She received her Master’s (M.A.) in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). She is currently licensed in Alabama, USA. Her research areas have included: social justice, interdisciplinary university-community partnerships, risky behaviors in minority communities, program design and development, and adolescent well-being as it intersects with achievement.
Fae has five years of counseling experience in settings such as: community mental health, refugee center, integrated care (within a primary care office), juvenile justice services, domestic violence and sexual assault services, and a high security state hospital. She also has experience in adult and child assessment, teaching at the university level, grant writing, and supervision of other therapists. She is trained to work with all age groups and diagnoses, however her specialties are trauma, severe mental illness, and existential crises in adults. Other types of therapy and presenting concerns (family, marriage, play therapy, etc.) will be considered on a case by case basis.
Fae uses an existential/ solution focused/ CBT/ strengths based approach in her work. This means she focuses on skill building in early sessions to reduce immediate pain, discomfort, and/or distress before exploring patterns and values that may cause or perpetuate symptoms or relational difficulties. Any trauma work is considered a long term goal, only to be attempted once adequate coping skills are in place.
Dr. Fae Frederick M.A., PhD