Anneshia Freeman – therapist and speaker 

Anneshia Freeman is a highly rated motivational speaker, a therapist, and a trainer for various sectors of the Human Service Industry. She has a powerful come-from-behind victory story. Anneshia was mentally, emotionally, physically, sexually, and spiritually abused as a child. She spent years self-medicating her unaddressed trauma with drugs and alcohol. Anneshia walked away from the drug subcultures on August 7, 2000 and completely changed her life.

Anneshia Freeman – MBA, MSW, CADC, CPRM

She completed four college degrees (two master’s degrees) all Summa Cum Laude. Anneshia Freeman created a Cognitive Restructuring and Resocialization Program entitled “The Lies That Bind®. The program is based on the work of several experts in the fields of neuroscience and psychology as well as the results of a 15-year participant/observation, exploratory, ethnographic research project of several inner-city subcultures. Anneshia was employed at Arbor Circle Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2005 to 2012 where she trained nine MSW therapists in her program methodology.

The methodology was piloted within the Mission Inn program for five years. The Mission Inn program assisted women with children under the age of five in stopping the generational cycles of drug addiction and poverty in their families. Anneshia Freeman provided cognitive restructuring and resocialization program services for 61st District Court’s Drug Court and Sobriety Court clients from December 2003 – February of 2015.

The Lies That Bind® continued to be utilized by 61st District Court programs facilitated by a counselor trained and certified to use the model until August of 2020 when the counselor retired. Anneshia developed an adolescent version of The Lies That Bind® Program that has been utilized by Central City Weed and Seed Program, The Hispanic Center, Urban Family Ministries, Kent County Juvenile Detention Center, Arbor Circle’s Homeless Youth Program, Habitat’s YouthBuild Program, Bethany Christian Services’ YouthBuild Program, Youth Opportunity Program in Toledo, Ohio, My Sister’s House in Toledo, Ohio, One Me to Be Program in Toledo, Ohio, Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, and Michigan State Police Youth Leadership Academy.

Anneshia Freeman is a published author and in 2012 established her own consulting firm known as, “Anneshia Freeman and Associates Consulting Services, LLC.”