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Frank Pavone, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Anger management
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello here is summary of my experience and approach to therapeutic counseling;
My experience as a clinical social worker for over 25 years includes working in the prevention and treatment of family violence, victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and to assist individuals experiencing depression, loss and grief. I have assisted individuals and families struggling with communication and conflict issues and provided counseling for youth as part of court ordered diversion related to behavior problems in school and at home, truancy, substance abuse, adjustment problems divorce and family separations.
My approach to counseling is client centered and solution focused in a collaborative approach to assisting clients in identifying key concerns in an atmosphere based in mutual respect. I take a holistic approach to therapy taking in account environmental, cultural and familial influences identifying client strengths and motivation for change. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with focus in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns, incorporating techniques such as mindfulness and meditation.

Thank you for taking the time to review my bio and commend you for making the first step in seeking help. I am comfortable using either video teleconferencing ,telephone, live chat or messaging in conducting therapy sessions depending on your preference. I look forward to hearing from you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

CA LCSW 87967



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

Me. Pavone pays close attention to my issues, and has a variety of techniques and tools to help guide me and teach me to better understand myself and concerns. I’ve been seeing progress with my issues and becoming more aware the origins of some of my stress.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Frank for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Frank has been a blessing in my life and I am so thankful I was able to connect with him. He provided me the support I needed during a difficult transition period of dealing with a loss. I cannot recommend him enough for those seeking support. He is patient, professional and kind. Thank you Frank!

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Frank for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is very responsive.

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Frank for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

He's been very helpful and polite. Takes my issues and experiences seriously. Works with me at my own pace. So far I'm actually looking forward to our conversations and I'm sure it will stay that way.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Frank for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Frank’s great!

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Frank for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem