Greetings my name is Joseph Francisco, I am a Mental Health Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 4 year United States Air Force Veteran with over 10 years of experience in discipline of Mental Health. Proven ability to direct installation programs, supervise both civilian and active duty personnel, and enhance operational efficiency. In addition to six years of experience working with the families of youth and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness both in community mental health and inpatient psychiatric/residential treatment facilities. I have been trained in non-violent crisis intervention techniques and have successfully deescalated clients. Also proficient in documentation, word processing skills, and Microsoft excel and PowerPoint. My Graduate level social work education and Military experience has also afforded me the opportunities to learn and practice skills related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I am familiar with systems theory and trained in Structural Family Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD treatment. I also have experience with individual, family and group skill development.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
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I’m so grateful for Joseph!! He played an incredible role in being a listener, support, and guide as I was making a cross-country + ocean move and experiencing major transitions. I appreciate how he checked in on me regularly through text, voice message, provided worksheets to challenge my thoughts, and how he seemed to understand during our phone sessions together. When I started therapy with Joseph, I felt ungrounded and scattered. After out time together, I now feel grounded and spacious in mind. Thank you, Joseph!
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Joseph is a gentle spoken and wise therapist. I felt comfortable with him pretty quickly. I enjoy talking with him and really feel heard and respected by him. He has been versatile in providing different outlets for my growth and learning while also providing personal insight and support for my relationships. I am thankful and pleased to have been able to connect with a therapist like him on BetterHelp.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Thank you for your help and understanding and encouragement
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem
Joseph is a wonderful therapist, very attentive to what I have to say.
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Joseph is patient and has a good sense of humor. He listens well and gives solid, practical advice.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd