Laurel B. Freeman, LCSW-BACS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Laurel Boudreaux Freeman, MSW, LCSW is a lifelong resident of Abbeville, Louisiana and obtained her secondary education there. Mrs. Freeman graduated from Abbeville High school honors and later attended Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology (December 2004). Upon graduation, Mrs. Freeman worked in various settings such as child protection and mental health until she returned to LSU to pursue her Master's in Social Work (MSW). In May 2012, Mrs. Freeman completed her Master's of Social Work classes. Throughout the years, Mrs. Freeman gained a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and later gained her independent license, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Mrs. Freeman is currently in the process of obtaining her Board Approved Clinical Supervior (BACS) license.
During her undergraduate time in Baton Rouge, Mrs. Freeman was a founding member of the LSU Chapter of Americorps and went on to create LSU’s partnership with Americorps through the Jumpstart program. Mrs. Freeman worked tirelessly to grow the program which increased inner city school’s students’ access to literacy programs. As a site manager, Mrs. Freeman was instrumental in creating fundamental change in students’ lives through the Jumpstart program. After graduation, Mrs. Freeman returned home to work with the state’s most vulnerable population - children and families involved with the state’s foster care system. While employed with The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Mrs. Freeman found her passion for helping those who are frequently left behind. With this drive, Mrs. Freeman knew she wanted to do more. After five years of service with DCFS, Mrs. Freeman returned to graduate school to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work. While enrolled in graduate school, Mrs. Freeman focused on her passion toward working with high risk individuals, including children, adults, and family systems. In addition, Mrs. Freeman was involved in various Social Work organizations at LSU and served on various community boards.
Mrs. Freeman's passion continues to push her to live each day with a purpose of being the voice for those that need someone to speak up for them. Mrs. Freeman specializes in children with behavioral difficulties, parent/child relationships, and addictions. Mrs. Freeman has worked in a vast array of settings including child protective services, the hospital setting, on a middle school campus, alternative school campus, district level with the Special Education Department, and inpatient hospital setting.
Mrs. Freeman's goal for her patients is to help them realize they are the experts in themselves. Mrs. Freeman's approach is delivering a team service where she can walk with clients on their journey and in their best times and most difficult times. Mrs. Freeman believes her clients will do the work to become the best version of themselves as she supplies the necessary tools. Lastly, Mrs. Freeman believes that no matter your background or past experiences, even though they have helped to shape you, you are responsible for who you become.