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  • George Mark Freeman MD PhD

    George Mark Freeman MD PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
    Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Freeman serves as the Site Director for Stanford Psychiatry Residency Training at VA Palo Alto Hospital. His interests include caring for patients with complex mental health conditions, providing medical education to Stanford trainees, and remaining up to date on the latest in neuroscience advances.

    B.S. Biology (Neuroscience), Duke University
    M.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, Washington University in St Louis
    Ph.D. In Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience), Washington University in St Louis

    Psychiatry Residency (Research Track), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

    Diplomate, General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Physician and Surgeon Medical License, California

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award
    James L. O’Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience Finalist
    Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award
    United States Fulbright Scholar

  • Heather Freeman

    Heather Freeman

    Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioHeather Freeman, PsyD, RYT 500, received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 2019. She obtained her 200-hour yoga teaching certification at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC in 2014, and her 300-hour yoga teaching certification at the DAYA Foundation in Portland, OR. She previously earned a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD and is currently working towards becoming a licensed psychologist.

    Dr. Freeman continues to align her professional interest in psychology with the ancient wisdom and teachings of yoga. She considers herself a gestalt therapist, and views each person as inherently adaptable, resilient and existing within a variety of intertwined contexts. She combines yoga psychology with Gestalt therapy to create a holistic view of the person that draws on and connects mind, body, and spirit. Yoga, like Gestalt, encourages experiential learning in the here-and-now moment to develop and strengthen awareness and innate resources. Her clinical work has involved working with children in a psychiatry hospital, adolescents and college aged students in college counseling centers, as well as working within primary care and community mental health clinics. She has taught yoga to many different populations including graduate students, adults and children receiving mental health services, older adults with chronic health diagnoses, adults in custody and police officers.

    Dr. Freeman’s research has specifically targeted identifying the perception of yoga and illuminating the diverse use of yoga philosophy as an entire system. Her dissertation is a program evaluation on the effects of a yoga teacher training program in a prison, evaluating the effects of training adults in custody to build a personal yoga practice and how to teach yoga to other adults in custody. She is passionate about expanding yoga's accessibility through program development, research and clinical work.