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Lisa Francis, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a dedicated licensed clinical social worker in Oregon state and a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington state with over 24 years of demonstrated success working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Leadership and management experiences I have over 12 years of experience. My work history includes government agency, drug and alcohol facility, incarceration facility, psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospital, military behavioral health, owner of a private practice, and intensive outpatient and residential co-occurring secure program. My knowledge and abilities are working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, couples, and families. The areas in which I specialize are poverty, employment, alcohol and substance abuse, incarceration, legal issues, crisis intervention, psychiatric care, medical, military, and behavioral health issues. The strengths I possess are exceptional clinical psychotherapy and crisis counseling with extensive experience and a broad knowledge base. Also, my abilities include providing screenings, diagnosing, psychosocial assessments, treatment care plans, case management, consultations, referrals, discharge planning, and psychoeducation.

Establishing and maintaining trusting relationships by positively relating to clients of diverse backgrounds is extremely important to me. I am non-judgmental, genuine, ethical, as well as empathetic and able to provide the tools and information to positively change the distressing factors in the lives of clients.

Therapies and techniques I am trained in are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Buddhist Psychology.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

WA LICSW LW60254612


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

Lisa is a very sweet and calm therapist which allows me to feel comfortable when opening up about extremely personal things. I truly appreciate her and the gift she was given.

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Lisa is a reliable, honest, intelligent, understanding and easy to open up to.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Has helpful ideas and doesn’t present too many at one time. I feel she’s very upfront with me, which is what I asked for. Smart and kind with a background as a medical social worker, which is helpful in my case. Gives me the space to talk about the extremely painful stuff that I can’t talk to anyone else about. And then starts helping me formulate possible solutions.

Written on Mar 26, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa is amazing. She is very easy to talk to and offers a welcoming environment. I’m happy I was matched with her and will continue therapy thanks to her

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa is the most relatable therapist I've ever had. Her kindness, experience, and understanding are part of what makes her so valuable. I'll always be grateful for my time working with Lisa.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Lisa is a wonderful therapist. I have seen a significant improvement in myself and achieved my goals in therapy. She is very supportive and kind. She also keeps me accountable and really has helped me recognize what I can work on for myself and my relationships. I am truly grateful and satisfied with my therapy sessions with her.

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and adhd