Barbara Freeman is a native of Nashville, who graduated from Pearl Cohn High School. Upon graduation she entered into the field of Cosmetology. Barbara returned back to school in the pursuit of her Bachelors Degree. While attending college she began working in the medical field and worked there for ten (10) years before making a career change.
Barbara began her career with the Davidson County Sheriff’s office in 2004 as a Correctional officer. While in that position her daily contact with people she began to see that everyone had a story and that people really needed help to escape some life cycles. She made the transition into programs in 2009 as a Treatment Counselor, where she underwent extensive training in case management, and became certified in teaching Domestic Violence, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Barbara also joined the General Sessions Recovery Court team that same year.
Barbara is also a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Tennessee Coalition to end Domestic and Sexual Violence, and currently pursuing her Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC) licensure to help her further counsel individuals with substance abuse addictions.
Barbara has three young adult children, and is “Gigi” to one beautiful granddaughter. She loves spending time with family and embraces the fact that everyone is not dealt the same hand in life, but you’ve got to play your cards wisely to succeed.