Carla Franco

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Congratulations on taking the first step towards making changes in your life!

"At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want."
― Lao Tzu

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been working with families, couples, and individuals in a mental health capacity for 18 years. I use a strength-based approach with my clients, as I often find that in times of crisis and high stress clients can lose sight of their strengths and the coping skills they already possess. I utilize brief solution focus, cognitive behavior therapy and person-centered therapy to help clients with anxiety and depression identify their values and goals, and cope with life's struggles. I am a solution-focused therapist and am highly motivated to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. I am also experienced in working with DCFS and court mandated services. I have a passion for working with people with trauma to help them overcome difficult past experiences and find their true self.

Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such as divorce, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression. I believe that therapy is about relationship building and creating a safe environment where the client can explore the solutions that are already within them. Life sometimes leads us off the path we thought we were on. If one morning you woke up and thought ..."This is not my life!"... Work with me and I will help remind you of who you wanted to be and how to get there!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 18

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #48358 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 20, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Though new to BetterHelp, so far my experience has been fantastic. Carla clearly has a wealth of experience and is able to quickly understand my issues/questions/concerns that brought me to BetterHelp and provide perspective and steps for remedying the situation. I am very happy with the experience so far.

Written by H.A. on Oct 28, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, career, and bipolar

She is so invested in her clients. I always feel important and encouraged. She’s the best!

Written by C.H. on Oct 22, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks relationship, family, and self esteem

Carla is a great counselor! Always willing to lend her ear and has great advise.

Written by A.S. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 3 months stress, anxiety, and relationship

I would highly recommend Carla, she understood my concerns and needs and helped me work through them.

Written by L.I. on Sep 20, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I don't know what I would do without Carla! She is helping me so much!

Written by R.E. on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Carla is helping me to finally make solid changes in my life. She is the first therapist (out of a multitude) who understands my need to control my own growth process, while also guiding me in the endeavor. Whenever I reveal what I want for my life, I am led to answer questions that bring me along the path to success! And no value judgments have ever been imposed to lead me astray from achievement. Thank you!

Written by A.N. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Carla is awesome. She listens to you and prioritizes your needs without judgement.