Lorraine R. Freedle, LCSW, Ph.D., ABPdN, owner/operator of Black Sand Neuropsychological Services is a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker, board certified pediatric neuropsychologist, trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), and teaching member of the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). She is on faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and the Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate Program at the Trauma Research Foundation (Bessel van der Kolk’s series). Dr. Freedle is also the Clinical Director of Pacific Quest, an outdoor behavioral health program on the Big Island of Hawaii with a focus on holistic healing.
Dr. Freedle is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay therapy with adults with traumatic brain injury and youth with co-occurring trauma and addiction. She has authored numerous publications in the areas of neuropsychology, sandplay therapy, and trauma. Dr. Freedle recently co-produced and directed the acclaimed documentary film, Fire and Sand: Healing in the Wake of the 2018 Kilauea Eruption. She is an international presenter who illuminates current theory, neuroscience and the principles of depth psychology with compelling case studies.