Friday, November 27, 2015

Letter to DBH

November 30, 2015
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC  20008

Tanya A. Royster, M.D.
Acting Director
D.C. Department of Behavioral Health

64 New York Avenue, NE
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002 

Dear Dr. Royster:

I am a consumer of mental health services provided by the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health (DBH).  I receive weekly out-patient psychotherapy from Alice E. Stone, M.D., a third-year psychiatry resident working under the supervision of Earl Baughman, M.D. (St. Elizabeths Hospital).  I have been a DBH consumer since mid-year 1996, 19 years.  Supportive psychotherapy is inadequate for my needs.  I believe I need psychodynamic psychotherapy.  

In wrongful termination litigation from the year 1993 I made an admission against interest that I require intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, preferably with a psychoanalytically-trained therapist like Stanley R. Palombo, M.D.  The District Government did not dispute my admission.  See Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998), record on appeal at 499-500 (enclosed).

Increasingly I view my situation as precarious, desperate and futile.  The failure of DBH to provide adequate treatment for me is a terrible strain. The District Government admits that my case is extremely serious.  See Letter dated July 30, 2015 from Gary Freedman to Barbara J. Bazron (enclosed).


Gary Freedman


Gary Freedman said...

Gary Freedman said...

The following are pages 499-500 in the record on appeal in Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998). The D.C. Department of Human Rights had evidence that I was recommended to Dr. Stanley R. Palombo because I appeared to be experiencing a creative crisis.

stamped "JAN 19 REC'D"

January 15, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC 20008

Donald M. Stocks
Case Investigations
Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Human Rights and
Minority Business Development
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

RE: Docket No.: 92-087-P(N)
Gary Freedman v. Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld

Dear Mr. Stocks:

For the sake of completeness of the Complaint file in the above-referenced matter I am enclosing a letter dated November 28, 1989 from Albert Rothenberg, M.D.

It was Dr. Rothenberg who referred me to Dr. Stanley R. Palombo, the psychiatrist whom I consulted during my employment with Respondent.


Gary Freedman