Jennifer Freed, Ph.D., M.F.T.
Dr. Jennifer Freed is a nationally-recognized expert, author, speaker, and consultant on the issues of PQ (PeaceQ), parenting teens, bullying, teen sexuality, restorative approaches, mother/daughter relationships, and strategies for creating peaceful campuses. She is a national trainer and keynote speaker for Social and Emotional Learning best practices, and she has been teaching and consulting for over 30 years. She is also an internationally certified Psychological Astrologer and has consulted thousands of world-wide clients. She is a regular contributor to goop and the go-to astrologer for goop's health summits. In all of her work, Dr. Freed's passion is to awaken the potentials of each client and collective and to guide them to make lasting contributions to their communities.
Dr. Freed is the Co-Founder/Director of the highly successful teen program called AHA!, which serves more than 5,000 families annually in the state of California. AHA! creates positive attitudes and social harmony and bridges the achievement gap. She also created a trainer’s series entitled THE AHA! METHOD for educators and facilitators of teens. In 2014, Dr. Freed and Josh Wand invented a web application called PEACEQ, which tracks pro-social behaviors of teens in their schools and has broken records for student participation in creating peaceful behaviors on campus.
Dr. Freed is the recipient of the 2009 Santa Barbara’s Local Heroes Award and The Hope Award from Sierra Tucson Treatment Center, in recognition of her innovative curriculum for high school teenagers, which led to a 70% reduction in school suspensions. AHA! was awarded Youth Program of the Year by the City of Santa Barbara in 2010 and is also the recipient of the 2010 Southern California Teen Coalition Teen Award in the category of Be the Change Award. In 2014, Dr. Freed and AHA! were given a major grant award from the Susan Crown Foundation for being one of the top social and emotional learning programs in the country. Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman won the Women of Inspiration award in 2015 from Girls Inc.
Dr. Freed has authored the educational book series BECOME YOUR BEST SELF, which includes workbooks on Relationship Wisdom, Character, Compassion and Creative Expression, as part of her efforts to bring a social and emotional learning curriculum to teens and their families. She is also the author and creator of #SoulEdu. Her new book, Use Your Planets Wisely: Master Your Ultimate Cosmic Potential with Psychological Astrology (Sounds True/MacMillan Books), is now available.
Jennifer Freed & AHA!
Peace is never boring
Katy Perry & Jennifer Freed