I entered the mental health field knowing my calling in life was in helping others. I have worked in nonprofit community mental health, schools, family based interventions, crisis counseling, employee assistance counseling, and private practice settings. I working with individuals as well as couples and am trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
I aim to provide a place for individuals to begin to live integrated lives by helping them explore their story and emotions, engage their heart, and develop a deeper sense of awareness. I bring a well-rounded perspective to my counseling practice that incorporates the multiple aspects of a person's life. I seek to become a place of hope where clients can experience emotions honestly and without judgement and grow from those experiences
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #2330 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
I've worked with a few counselors previously and none of them understood me like Frances has. She's kind, respectful and effective. I've seen results in only a few weeks. She actually listens to me and responds to my questions and concerns. She provides a safe space where I can be honest and I trust her to give me honest feedback. I've been telling all my friends and family about how great she is.
Frances has the same ideas that I do about life. Staying positive and open to learning are two main components of our sessions together. She always responds to my questions and statements with other questions or statements that invoke thought and reflection. With her method of counseling I find that I am learning more about myself and purposefully trying to break old habits in order to replace them with newer, healthier habits. I feel that Frances' approach is tailored specifically to me and my needs.
I am so grateful for the support I have received from Frances Perkins over the last two weeks since signing up to BetterHelp. I wasn't sure what to expect from online counseling but I am impressed. I highly recommend Frances after only this short amount of time.
Frances has helped me dig into the deeper roots of how I have been feeling. I have felt comfortable every step of the way and I am grateful for the exercises she has to help me understand my feelings. Frances is an amazing counselor.
Frances has been an amazing counselor to work with. She really listens actively and identifies your concerns, and gives you constructive work to do around those issues. She's very responsive and kind, and has a very good way of integrating strategies like mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her practice. Working with Frances daily has been undoubtedly much more beneficial for me than traditional counseling.