Frances García-Barna


About Me

Hi! I am Frances Garcia-Barna!

I am a clinical social worker in Georgia, with more than a decade of hands-on experience, working with individuals and families of all ages to address and navigate difficult behaviors, challenges, and experiences. Whether we are addressing trauma, addiction, personal life transitions, parenting, depression/anxiety, foster care/adoption challenges, and/or self-worth, I believe you're the expert on your story.

You deserve a place to feel heard, to receive grace, and to facilitate the change and growth you are seeking. Often times when we experience adversity, we operate from a survival mindset and this makes it difficult to trust and feel safe in our environments. Feeling seen, heard, and valued in our relationships, while knowing our self-worth, leads to understanding and seeking positive, healthy relationships, growth, and healing. It allows us to just be our genuine, authentic self!

I am here to meet you where you are, empower you, and help you discovery what you are seeking from your therapeutic journey. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting problems, and toxic self-image beliefs. I also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm using empathetic listening and unconditional positive regard to create an atmosphere where clients feel safe. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I want clients to feel understood rather than being judged.

I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University. ​I am a Trust Based Relational Intervention® practitioner, Darkness to Light facilitator, Making Sense of Your Self-Worth facilitator, HALO therapist through the HALO project, and domestic violence advocate for Fight Against Domestic Violence.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LCSW #CSW007344 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Frances García-Barna . 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 A.N. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Frances for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Frances makes me feel comfortable, heard, and seen. Highly recommend her as a therapist!

Written by T.I. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Frances for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is wonderful

Work with me!