Introducing Myself

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

My name is Stacey Freedenthal, and I am a Denver educator, psychotherapist, suicidologist, consultant, and writer. (Whew, that’s a mouthful!)

My book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, was published in September 2017 by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis. Now a therapist in part-time private practice in Denver, I also have extensive clinical experience in crisis and suicide prevention settings.

As an associate professor at the the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, I focus my research and scholarship on suicide-related topics. I teach graduate courses on suicide assessment and intervention, clinical social work theory and practice, and other topics related to mental health.

I earned a Ph.D. in social work from Washington University, and a master’s in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. Before I became a clinical social worker, I was a journalist and worked as a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News.

For more information about me and the services I provide, please see my private practice website at