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Francesca Cochard, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have worked in the mental health field for a little over 6 years, and my expertise is primarily related to working with children, teens and families that have experienced trauma or other stress related disorders. I have experience working in the juvenile justice system with at risk youth as well as with children and teens in foster care. I also have experience working with individuals who have anxiety, difficulty managing anger, mood disorders and individuals working through family conflicts. My therapeutic frame is client centered and humanistic. You are seen as the expert in your life, while I guide you through internal awareness, interpersonal changes and healing. I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experiences. I use evidence based techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Child Parent Psychotherapy(CPP).

My hours are Monday to Friday 9:15am-6:45pm. Earlier appointments, later appointments and weekends may be available upon request. I can generally can respond at least once per morning and once per evening, and sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time. Please remember that BetterHelp (or specialty site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

PA LPC PC013651


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Francesca Cochard. 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.

i’ve never felt so comfortable talking to a therapist,, Francesca is so understanding and easy to open up to. i am very grateful that i chose her as my therapist. and i am very excited to see everything she can help me accomplish with my mental health! highly highly recommend!

Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Francesca for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Francesca is very sweet and attentive. She makes the intimidating idea of therapy a bit easier to bear by being personable and offering genuine insight.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Francesca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has helped me in so many ways! Just having someone to talk to other then family and friends has helped me with my mental health and also some of my grief process after loosing my sister.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Francesca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Francesca is terrific, as well as better help.
A very convenient way to fit therapy into a busy schedule.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Francesca for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’ve noticed a huge difference in how I handled a recent break-up working with Francesca. She has given me lots of references to work on my own but a lot of support and understanding and most importantly validation! I would highly recommend her!

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Francesca for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

This is still my first month, but I have learned a tremendous amount about myself in brief time. Without her help, I likely still would not know why the problems I’m experiencing are happening let alone how to fix them. I look forward to seeing the results over the long term.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Francesca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues