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Francis Joseph Gallego, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience (6 in New York, 3 in Hawaii and 11 in California). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQI-related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also believe in the importance of cultural humility, diversity, inclusion and dismantling oppression and how it impacts our lives.

I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life and a life worth living takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and hold space. I also have clinical and therapeutic experience working with women, people impacted by chronic illness (cancer, HIV/AIDS), communities of color; as well as working on processing inter-generational trauma and how it impacts individuals and families.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 61341


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Francis Joseph Gallego. 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.

Incredibly supportive and understanding. Insightful and sympathetic. Challenges me, and creates new perspectives to encourage healing. His voice has made my difficult journey much more tolerable.

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Francis Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue