Kathryn Kirkland-Franco

LPC
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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

LPC #18236 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


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 by A.N. 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 by M.A. 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 by K.A. 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 by M.A. 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 by A.L. 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 by M.O. 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 by S.A. 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.'

Written by J.E. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Honestly, I didn’t know what therapy was until I matched with Kathryn. She pays close attention when I speak and takes notes! She is detail oriented and methodical in her process. I feel like she is really, fully attentive in studying my situation and as a result, she has given me valuable input. Her questions help me explore possibilities see my situation differently. I leave our sessions feeling hopeful, relieved, more compassionate towards myself and others. I couldn’t be happier.

Written by C.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

So far Kathryn has been great! Only been with her for a week now but she has been super helpful! Has given me some great advice and amazing insights!