Kathryn Kirkland-Franco

LPC

About me

My name is Kathryn Kirkland-Franco and I am so happy you are exploring opportunities to improve your overall wellness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the State of Texas. After many years of experience, I find myself pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities depending on the needs of the individuals I serve. My foundations are primarily Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe the answers to many life questions and issues can be found inside ourselves and that they can more easily be tapped into when we engage in a trusting therapeutic relationship. When I meet people through the course of normal daily interactions, they often guess that I am a therapist, citing my calm and reassuring nature. I encourage you to reach out if this is the kind of therapeutic relationship you are looking for and if not, I wish you all the best and congratulate you on your progress toward self-care.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 18236


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathryn Kirkland-Franco. 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.

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatig

She’s wonderful! Very open minded and knowledgeable therapist. She’s very great at what she does and I highly recommend her! She’s helped me develop more healthy coping mechanisms. She’s helped me understand and learn ways to handle my triggers in a healthy way. Grateful that therapist like her exist!

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Since the start of my sessions she has been very accommodating and easy to talk to. Although I in just the early stages of my journey I feel that we are making progress is defining the root issues. I look forward to working with Kathryn and believe she will be able to help.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coaching

Kathryn is a warm, attentive and compassionate therapist who provides a safe, welcoming space for me to explore my issues. I'm grateful for her intuition and curiosity as well as her non-judgemental approach.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathryn is great at listen and taking notes to come up with a plan for us to help me through my situation. She has been wonderful and I appreciate her so much.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kathryn was a great therapist and super understanding.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kathryn is so wonderful. Her thoughtful conversations with me about my day to day life and deeper issues flow naturally like she is an old friend. I enjoy our weekly chats and find I always end our sessions having greater understanding of my concerns and my self. Kathryn often provides me with specific assignments or feedback that really helps me see my progress and continue to grow and heal as best I can. Thank yiu

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

She has helped me navigate an extremely difficult and complicated time. She offers insight into my thinking that I could not come to on my own. I feel lucky to have been connected to her through this app. I highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I’ve found Kathryn to be very professional she listens carefully and her responses are well thought out, sage and relevant to the situations discussed. Very helpful advise.

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathryn has been great. So calm, and listens. I'm very happy I paired with her.

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

Kathryn is great! She listens to me and responds with insights I haven’t noticed before! She is very wise, sweet, and attentive! Kathryn is awesome!

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has been very helpful after 2 sessions. She is a good listener but also provides feedback I can use. I look forward to our sessions as I get something out of them each time.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love having my weekly chats with Kathryn :)

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathryn Kirkland was empathetic attentive and helpful. She's open-minded and a good listener. When I'm talking about a problem I'm experiencing, she listens intently and knows when, where, and what areas to investigate further to help me uncover useful insights that I may have missed.

If you get a chance to work with Kathryn, I can tell you you are in good and kind hands.

I look forward to continuing therapy with her again.

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kathyrn is excels in multiple areas of expertise designed to help me in journey for improvement. Her timely responses and active listening during our video chats helps bridges the gap on video calls especially.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have very much enjoyed my sessions with her. She has been very helpful

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kathryn listens with compassion and empathy and always provides advice with warmth and care. She guided me when I was dealing with family issues and was well versed in the area.

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, adhd, and bipolar disorder

She is a lovely woman who is thoughtful, adaptive, and gives me a sense of calm.

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I work at a hospital. To say 2020- 2022 has been rough feels like an understatement. I could ruminate with coworkers only for so long before it stopped being helpful and was just repetitive complaining. My friends and family have their own stressors and opinions that made venting to them particularly unpleasant.
Having Kathryn listen to me, let me vent, complain and whine, has been good for me and good for those in my life, as well. I'm able to process experiences and feelings out loud with someone specifically giving me space to do so.

I'm not sure I realized how much of a benefit these therapy sessions would yield, but I know now. Having someone that listens to me and lets me sort through some of my daily challenges has helped me feel less isolated and reminds me, 'Yeah, sometimes it IS the world that's going crazy. I'm doing ok. I got this.'

Work with me!