I am a psychologist with a general practice specializing in the geriatric population. My approach is based on the belief that everyone is always striving to be the best they can be. My job is to help them do that by reflecting and helping them evaluate what they are/have been doing and whether that is working for them. I work with mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, end-of-life issues, and adapting to life changes. Using a client-centered, cognitive behavioral modality, I provide a warm, empathic place in which it is safe to express oneself without judgment.
I have been practicing at the doctoral level for 25 years, and worked with a Master of Counseling Psychology for9 years before that. I am licensed in Florida and Vermont.
I have a postdoctoral Masters in Psychopharmacology and can discuss medication with you. I cannot prescribe and I do not push clients into taking medication. If you are already taking medication, I can help you understand why your physician prescribed it, how best to take it, how to talk to your physician about it, and can consult with your physician to ensure you are taking the optimal medication at the best dosage for you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Emptiness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL Psychologist PY5664
VT Psychologist 048.0069422
I really enjoyed working with Frances. She worked with me through a lot of life change and anxiety and offered support and a listening ear. This was my first long-term experience in counseling and I am grateful to have had this experience with her!
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and family conflicts
I've been seeing her for a year now. She's very helpful, professional and very dependable. She listens well and gives good guidance.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I was so blessed to have been able to work with Dr. Fran at BetterHelp through my workplace. This is now ending and while I'm nervous to be on my own, I'm confident that I'll put the tools that I've learned to good use. She truly is the best!
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Frances is amazing. She has really helped me.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
She is very understanding
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety