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Since she began her private practice in 1994, Fran has helped individuals overcome problems stemming from anxiety and depression. She now specializes in the treatment of acute and complex trauma in children, adolescents and adults.

Fran's belief in the relationship between mind and body continues to inspire her approach to emotional healing. She has extensive training in interpersonal and somatic psychology, including the newest research on attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology.  She believes that traditional talk therapy, combined with newer treatments that address how the body holds and expresses emotions, has the most potential for lasting results. 

Fran's clients learn how to recognize and manage body sensations, and regulate their emotions. In doing so they have more control over their lives. Using mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR, as well as traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, Fran is able to help her clients lower the distress caused symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Fran's work with children and teenagers includes the treatment of trauma caused by emergency or ongoing medical care.   As the parent of a child with a congenital birth defect, she understands the impact a child's illness can have on his or her development and the entire family.  Fran brings this personal and professional experience to her role as a member of the National Family Advisory Committee, of the Center For Pediatric Traumatic Stress.

Education
Masters Degree in Social Work - Adelphi University 1981
Bachelors Degree in Social Work - Adelphi University 1978 

License
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY since 1982

Additional Training Highlights

 

Safe and Sound Protocol, developed by Stephen Porges, PhD

Trauma Attachment and Yoga (TAY), Deirdre Fay, LCSW 

Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Anne Westcott, LCSW 

Children's Yoga and Mindfulness, Teacher Training Level I & II, Little Flower Yoga

Sand Tray Therapy, Justice Resource Institute 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Certified Advanced Level Practitioner, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 

EMDR Levels I & II, EMDRIA

L.I. Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Family Therapy 

 

Professional Membership

NASW
EMDRIA 
ISST-D (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation)

 



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