Rendy “Dorenda” Freedman is the co-founder of AHA! www.ahasb.org which has served 65,000 teens, families, and educators since its founding in 1999. AHA! is committed to equipping teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and disrupt hate-based behavior. Rendy has worked as a psychotherapist since 1994, and specializes in working with adolescents, couples, families, groups, and trauma issues and has worked extensively with women’s issues. She is a licensed mediator, and has had significant training and experience in body related healing modalities, as well as in relational therapy systems including self psychology, family systems, the mutuality philosophy of the Stone Center at Wellesley College, and Council practice from The Ojai Foundation. She taught for many years in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as in private and public schools.