Franca Gaudio

(LCSW, MSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW15270 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Franca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by N.I. on Feb 27, 2019 after counseling with Franca for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.M. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Franca for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.N. on Oct 30, 2018 after counseling with Franca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Wonderful counselor!

Written by L.O. on Oct 16, 2018 after counseling with Franca for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.