* 4770 E. Iliff Avenue * Suite 231 * Denver, CO * 80222

About Me

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

A licensed clinical social worker, I am skilled at treating the full range of clinical issues, from stress management to serious mental illness. I especially have experience working with adolescents and adults who are dealing with issues related to suicide. These issues can include experiencing suicidal thoughts, engaging in self injury, and recovering from the loss of a loved one to suicide.  Many of the people who seek help from me are coping with problems such as major depression, anxiety, trauma, or borderline personality disorder.

Overall, I have focused my clinical and academic work on suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention for the last 25 years. In addition to publishing numerous journal articles about suicidality, I’ve written two books on helping suicidal people: Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts: What Family, Friends, and Partners Can Say and Do, and Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals. I also have a website, SpeakingOfSuicide, dedicated to suicidal people, loved ones, survivors, and others who care.

As an associate professor of social work at the University of Denver, I teach classes on suicide assessment and interventions, clinical social work practice theories, and social justice challenges in mental health practice. I earned a master’s degree in social work, with a specialization in mental health and substance use treatment, from the University of Texas at Austin. I earned a Ph.D in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.

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