Dr. Joida Francis

LCSW

About me

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:
I am a Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner with over 18+ years of experience, treating patients / clients who have a variety of social, emotional, psychological, psychiatric with overlapping legal and medical concerns.
My experience also covers a wide spectrum of treatment settings:
In-Home Therapy; Outpatient Treatment; In-Patient Psychiatric Treatment; Partial Hospitalization; Long Term Care Facilities; Christian Counseling & Development Settings; Addiction Treatment Facilities and the Telemedicine System.

SPECIALTIES:
Christian Counseling
Mood Disorders
Some Psychotic Disorders
Addictions
Cluster B Personality Disorders: NPD & BPD
Dual Diagnosis (psychological /psychiatric and Medical
Forensic Clinical Social work
CREDENTIALS:
EDUCATION
B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology & Law
M.S.W. Clinical Social Work
ThD/PhD Theology / Clinical Mental Health

LICENSES & CERTIFICATION
*LCSW: #3530
*BCD: # 29465
*SCCFM (in progress): Supreme, Circuit Court Family Mediator
ACTIVE MEDICARE PROVIDER

I am currently accepting new patients / clients.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW SW3530


Reviews

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Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Awesome

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

He has been a great help

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

He is awesome.

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Francis is very attentive and knows how to put things into perspective for me as an individual. I'm very fortunate to have him.

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Francis is an amazing therapist he truly listens and offers honest feedback and sound advice

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Francis has been engaging and connecting to my conversations.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Francis has been key to my healing past trauma in a professional manner. He's very insightful and often gives suggestions that help me move forward.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Love it!

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

It has been truly great thus far having Dr Francis as my therapist. He understands my concerns, he listens, and he is committed to helping me. I love his expertise too.

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr.Francis is a a great therapist. From day one he took the time to get to know me and even shared some of his own experiences to let me know he has been there. This gave me hope that things will change for me. He is gentle and kind, each time i leave a session I feel encouraged and uplifted. My only regret is that i didn’t start with him sooner.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Francis is highly qualified and well experienced. He has helped me through some tough times and provided me with information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which I can use throughout my life. Thank you Dr. Francis.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

So far so good! Dr. Francis is very competent and has a great way of communicating his thoughts.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Francis as my therapist.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Welcoming!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

He is great.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

It’s been great working with him!

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

He is extremely competent, compassionate, intelligent, and qualified. I highly recommend him!

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Exceptional

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Joida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Great man!

Work with me!