My name is Francesca (Fran) Roberson, a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the State of California (PSY28149). I earned a Masters (MA) and Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at the Argosy University, San Francisco/Bay Area Campus. I have worked in an outpatient setting, partial hospitalization setting, prison setting, and nursing home setting and with this experience, I have learned much about the differences between people, cultures, and their presenting issues, but have also learned that despite our differences, as humans, we often face similar plights and difficulties which can be worked out with therapy services.
Overall, I find that the relationship between the therapist and client is one of the most important aspects leading to treatment efficacy. I make an effort to be non-judgmental and to meet you where you feel most comfortable. I utilize humor and an interactive style to build rapport and facilitate a level of comfort while getting to know you. Trusting that you know yourself and your needs best, I encourage you to set your own goals while helping you visualize the changes that you would like to make in your life. My services are meant to support you on this journey to actualizing these goals.
There are many ways to meet these goals, and in the many different settings that I have worked in, I have experience utilizing many different approaches and techniques depending on the setting, presenting problem, and client demographics. In the community mental health setting I utilized person-first and humanistic approaches with occasional need for cognitive behavioral or behavioral approaches to address certain symptoms. In my other jobs, I was encouraged to use CBT, behavioral techniques, evidence-based practices, short term/time limited treatment, crisis management techniques, strength-based, and supportive therapy.
Personally, I live a quiet and peaceful life with my husband and new baby son. We enjoy family dinners and game nights with extended family and friends and traveling whenever we can.
I like to think of coping as a tool belt with several different tools needed to deal with different situations. The more tools you have to draw from, the better able you will be to address an issue as it arises, but it is also important that you know how and when to use these tools so that they can be the most helpful. Sometimes a tool can be a coping skill, but sometimes it can also be learning a new way to view a situation which makes it seem less scary or daunting. This new perspective can be just the thing to give you the strength you need to attack the problem.
I look forward to meeting you and finding the best “tools” and ways to help you improve your overall quality of life!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
PsyD #PSY28149 (Expires: 2020-03-31)
Dr. Francesca De Miguel Roberson is the best therapist I have worked with! She is amazing, funny, and genuinely cares about me as a client. She remembers things that we've talked about without having to look at her notes. I have never known a therapist that remembers my stories off the top of their heads. I have recommended her to friends of mine and will continue to do so. Trust me, you won't be sorry choosing her as your therapist.
I've been working with Dr. Fran for the past four months. She is intelligent and insightful. She asks great questions to get you to think about things differently. She has helped me through a difficult time in my life and I appreciate my time with her immensely. Thank you Dr. Fran!
Dr. Roberson is a great listener who provides insightful help. My experience with her was nothing but positive and I'd highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.
Dr. De Miguel Roberson is absolutely incredible. I love her sense of humor, her no-nonsense approach to telling me what she thinks is going on, and helping me get to solutions that we jointly discover. I feel as if I have made a ton of positive progress with her and will continue to work with her for as long as I can!
My therapist is not only the best, but is always there to uplift me when I am down. She is learning more and more about me as I write to her almost everyday. I feel a complete person when I talk to her, about whatever is bothering me.
Dr. Fran is the best! Her counseling is an excellent combination of listening and advice, and the latter is always surprisingly astute despite the limited information she goes off of. She makes me reflect in a healthy way and I value my time with her.
Dr. De Miguel Roberson has helped me exponentially and it has only been like 2 weeks. She's very humorous and relatable. She makes me feel like my worries are reasonable and gives me ways to think differently about the situation. Great counselor!