I am experienced in working with addictions, veterans, LGBTQ, couples, and adolescents in diverse populations. I specialize in life changes, relationship issues, women's issues, self esteem issues, and substance abuse. I also specialize in working with individuals and their families struggling with addiction, as this is a family disease. Recently I worked with clients with anxiety, mental health challenges, addictions, depression, trauma, and veterans with addictions and PTSD.
I served for 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and specialize in working with active and reserve members, veterans, and their families of the armed forces. If you are a veteran or active duty member having trouble reintegrating with your family, or struggling with substance abuse look no further! Help is here! I completed my undergraduate degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and then went on to pursue my masters degree in Social Work at Barry University.
I work extremely hard to provide a safe environment for all of my clients where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves without worrying about being judged. I am direct and honest and hold my clients accountable for their choices and I give feedback that assists with a clients growth.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Depression
LCSW #SW15270 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Very helpful! I always come away from the sessions with much more clarity and feel good. Franca gets right to the point to help me navigate the things in my life that I feel I need help with.
Franca is wonderful. She listens to me and addresses my concerns in a way that doesn’t make me feel like I’m being silly, which is something I struggle with (feeling silly for having the feelings I do). I’ve just started with Franca and I’m looking forward to working with her more.
I wish I would have found this sooner! I have never liked going to counseling and having to be in an office - it just gave me even more anxiety to the point where it wasn’t effective. I was lucky to match with Franca when I signed up, and she was able to help me though text, and never pushed video chats or anything, which is great for me! I had no idea where to start or what to say, and she was able to ask questions to get me started and going in the right direction. I loved being able to go back and read our conversations, and worksheets to help the information really sink in. This has saved my life.
She’s a great counselor and is so helpful to me. She offers many different solutions to any of my problems and keeps me on track to becoming a better person. Very much thankful for her and how she has been handling my situation!
Franca has been a tremendous asset to me, she is super responsive to my messages and I couldn't be more happy with her services. I would reccomend her to anyone. She is also friendly understanding and supportive. Keep up the good work thank you.