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Merri Francis, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in California with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. i also was in a biracial (black/white) marriage for 34 years ending in the death of my husband in 2021 and we were blessed with three mixed race children. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

36yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 12646


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

Merri is absolutely caring, concerned and wants me to be better. She makes me feel like family. She has my humor.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Merri for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Merri Francis has been very insightful, listens carefully and gives me suggestions on how to improve. I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Merri for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and anger management