Amanda Francis

LPC

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I have worked with young adults, families, and individuals. I sincerely love building relationships with my clients and empowering them to become the very best version of themselves. I look forward to sharing with you my expertise in self acceptance, self esteem, self awareness, and relationships ranging from friendships to lifelong partners or spouses. I have treated a spectrum of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders, addictions, and personality disorders. I look forward to collaborating with you to identify areas you would like to work on, and achieve the goals we set forth. I am here to empower you to make the best decisions for yourself to achieve optimal mental health and genuinely enjoy life! I will not give advice or tell you what to do, but I will help you understand yourself better and help you problem solve.

I will first and foremost build a trusting relationship from which you will feel very comfortable confiding in me. I use a non judgmental and empathetic approach so that your feelings are validated. I will challenge you to think of things differently and try new ways to approach situations and problem solve. Our therapy appointment is your safe haven where you can discuss what you wish without a filter. We will spend time creating treatment goals and working toward goal achievement in our sessions. Between sessions I may give you "homework" assignments and/or readings. My treatment approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. My therapeutic goal is to give my clients the the ability to manage life's ups and downs in a healthy way.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CT LPC 46.2394


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda Francis . We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

She is great I really trust her!

Written by L.I. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

My first session and I really enjoyed talking to Amanda! Looking forward to a helpful relationship. Very nice !

Written by T.I. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve been speaking with Amanda since the beginning of the month and I feel that she is genuine and compassionate. She is very easy to speak to and you can tell that she cares. I recommend anyone who is having challenges to reach out to her.

Written by S.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues

Amanda was a blessing during a really tough time in my life. She was a great listener and provided me with insights I couldn’t see. I would highly recommend her!!!

Written by M.A. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Amanda is attentive, listens well, and knows my concerns. She sees improvements in me but also understands I have setbacks and struggles at time to break through. She doesn't lose patience, she helps me understand what I'm feeling at a given time and tries to find the why. We've been exploring different reasons why I might be feeling the way I do and hope to move forward. Amanda is a great counselor and I look forward to our next sessions to continue this work.

Written by J.O. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue

So I have one session on the books with Amanda today. I already feel that she is trustworthy and confident in her skills as a therapist. Without really even knowing too much about me, I was explaining some issues I am having in my current life situation and she seems to just know what direct and simple questions to ask me to get me thinking in the right direction. I see this being a very good therapeutic relationship moving forward.

Written by A.L. on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Amanda Francis provides a keen interest and curiosity for my problems. She listens attentively and is a quality therapist.

Written by S.T. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amanda is great. Very understanding and caring. Asks the right wuestions to help you work through your issues. I write in my journal and share it with her and she often will comment, especially if its serious. She’ll take that information from your journal and review it then discuss it with you in the next session. I feel like she is very helpful!

Written by M.I. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am thankful for Amanda! She helped me get through some issues back when I used betterhelp's trial run. I came back and am really looking forward to our sessions!

Written by A.D. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I have enjoyed the sessions provided and I feel that Amanda has helped me with taking steps towards working on my concerns. She's fast with her responses if you need to chat with her outside of regular times.

Written by L.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months

She is great to talk with. Trustworthy

Written by R.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Francis has been so so so helpful for me. A large part of my challenges were with the everyday things in my life, and she really helped me get back on solid footing after a difficult semester.

Written by S.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Amanda has been excellent therapist. She actively listens to me and offers support and guidance that is very helpful.

Written by L.U. on May 11, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Amanda is the best!

Written by C.H. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been very responsive and kind. I can tell she wants to get to know her clients right off the bat and get to work on whatever it is that brought whomever to BetterHelp right away.

Written by K.I. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Amanda is a kind person. She’s a great listener and very understanding. My concern with therapy was being judged, but she reassured me that I was in a safe space. Midway, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to continue, so I didn’t set my usual weekly appointment. She actually noticed and took the time to check up on me. We discussed an issue I was having and she was very receptive to my needs. Also, I’m impressed by her memory. She remembers what I’ve said in my past sessions, which tells me that she takes notes and cares about her clients. I would recommend working with Amanda.

Written by L.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amazing,always checking on me.Very easy to talk to.

Written by K.E. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She was very easy to talk to.

Written by D.E. on Jan 23, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 9 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Very helpful and convenient way to get therapy without having to physically go somewhere. Great for people with busy schedules.

Written by C.H. on Jan 14, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Amanda listens, asks the hard questions, and gives me time to think and process my emotions. She's been a great source of help and support.

Written by E.M. on Sep 06, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Amanda is a great person. She made me feel comfortable to share right away with her and is not invasive with questions and the homework given is good.

Written by E.R. on Aug 19, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been extremely helpful in each of our sessions. She is a great listener and offers excellent advice when I need it. She's always very flexible and allows me to focus on what I would like to focus on and offers a different viewpoint/perspective when you need it to help see problems in a new light. I highly recommend Amanda.

Written by J.O. on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I am on my second session with Amanda and she has been excellent so far. She is good at making notes, and listening to you as well as asking the right questions.

She can pinpoint the cause of a situation without sounding as if it is a forced delivery of what she might believe the cause to be.

While I was a bit apprehensive when it came to taking these therapy sessions, I now look forward to them greatly.

Thank you Amanda and thank you Better Help for making therapy and counseling inspiring and results driven!

Written by D.A. on Apr 29, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am impressed with Amanda's ability to get to the center of an issue quickly and to find correlating problems or potential causes that I hadn't considered. I also greatly appreciate the flexibility of scheduling as this was a major concern of mine and the major obstacle preventing me from obtaining therapy in the past. For example, our last session was over the phone on Saturday at 11 am while I was driving from CT to VA. I finally feel like I can get the help that I need with the schedule I have.

Written by V.E. on Apr 23, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Amanda has been extremely helpful, understanding, approachable and non-judgemental. I look forward to my future sessions with her and highly recommend her!

Written by G.I. on Feb 26, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amanda has totally accepted how I am and my way of thinking. I thought I would be judged since so many people have in the past. But Amanda assured me that would never happen. That alone made me very comfortable with her. We are still in our early sessions, but I like where it's going.

Written by J.U. on Jan 03, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is kind, smart and asks the correct questions. I’m very happy with my talks with her.

Written by B.R. on Dec 21, 2018 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda is a breath of fresh air! She has helped me with so many challenges and in a way that feels supportive and kind and never judgemental. I’d recommend her to anyone.

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