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Part 2: CUTV News Radio welcomes back Mandi Freger

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Pittsburgh, PA – Mandi Freger is licensed professional counselor specializing in energy psychology, more specifically as it relates to autism and those caring for children with autism.

“We're missing an enormous piece with parents, caretakers, and the family systems of those who are diagnosed with and ASD,” says Mandi. “I realized I could do much more with energy psychology for caregivers and the family members who are caring for persons who are diagnosed with and ASD.”

“Traditional therapeutic methods were not as successful as I felt they could be,” recalls Mandi. “To not use energy psychology felt like a step backwards.”

At the same time, autism treatment had been starting to gain momentum in certain parts of the US.

Caring for children with autism can quite intense; center-based programs like Mandi’s were for kids who had the most intense behaviors and couldn't be managed in a public school setting. As a result there was a high burnout rate among the staff.

“I could feel my staff’s energy levels being down one day,” recalls Mandi. “They said they were great performers at work, they loved what they did, but they said they were going home and they had a very hard time ‘keeping it all together.’”

Energy psychology was totally off-limits with the approved protocol, but if she couldn’t use it with the kids, she could use it with the staff and families. The results were astounding.

“I can't tell you how many parents say, ‘When you’re doing work on me, my child’s behavior changes.’”

For more information on Mandi Freger, visit