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Francine Esquiliano, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ‒ Madonna.

Hi, I'm Francine and I'm a California Native that grew up in Belize. I later moved to Texas to go to college. It was a major adjustment! Therefore, change is very familiar to me and diversity is also a part of the fabric of my being. I also understand what it's like to feel like life is less than what you'd like it to be and more than what you feel you can handle. Therefore, I primarily use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as it is empirally proven to help with personality disorders as well as common challenges in mental wellness such as depression and anxiety. I am also trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents. I have worked in mental health for 7 years and have been a licensed counselor in Texas for 4 years. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, anger management, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to nonjudgmentally support you on your journey to healing.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

License information

TX LPC 80153


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

Her voice is calm but her words are powerful. It’s always simple yet profound. She listens and teaches you to start listening to yourself. If you’re on a self help journey or some sort or just at a crossroads in life I truly believe a conversation with The Dope Doc can get you a step closer to where you want to be.

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Francine for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Francine is a wonderful therapist, and an overall wonderful human being. She gives you the space and energy to learn both within the betterhelp environment, as well as implement lifestyle changes in an intentional way. She is a ray of light and love.

Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Francine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms Esquiliano is insightful and kind and personable. Her professional skills are impressive and provide me with hope and an evolving workable plan. Doesn’t get better than this.

Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Francine for 3 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Working with Francine has been extremely helpful. Her approach is friendly, making therapy feel like a safe space to share my concerns, and she uses her own experiences to validate mine, making me feel less alone in my struggles. She also has understanding of various cultures and relationship dynamics that makes it easier to talk about my experiences.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Francine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She's great!! I'm really grateful because she's been a light in the middle of the darkness I'm going through, she listens, understands and works to really help you.
Thank you, Francine!!

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Francine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Francine is extremely professional and compassionate and thoughtful. I feel I can be myself and let my guard down to talk about the things I need help with while she guides me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you Francine

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Francine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes