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Tangela Francis, LCSW

Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Dear New Client, Thank you for beginning this journey. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience working with the mentally ill population. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and domestic violence.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My area of expertise lies in working with couples who are in relationships both traditional and non-traditional. I am versed at working with those in alternative lifestyles seeking an open safe space to explore their nontraditional relationships including polyamory, polyandry and non-monogamy. I am also well versed in working with individuals in arears related to the fetish community My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

VA LCSW 0904012636


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

She’s so nice and the best she listens to me and I can’t wait for my next appointment every time! She is literally top tier

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Tangela is a wonderful therapist especially for anyone with anxiety, addiction, and those in need of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have quickly learned to deal with my angst, accept it, befriend it, and now it no longer controls me. Tangela is supportive, challenges me, and I definitely recommend her.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tangela has made a tremendous impact in my life with the first session. I genuinely feel happy throughout my day.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Tangela is empathetic and insightful! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs someone to listen and provide insightful advice.

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Tangela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes