Frances earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology at Bellarmine University, and a dual Master’s from the University of Louisville—a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and a Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy.
Frances believes that different areas of health (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) are connected and that our wellness is deeply connected to our contexts—our relationships, families, communities, and cultures. Frances approaches every client with flexibility and creativity; she works with clients to identify goals, recognize strengths, navigate barriers, and seek growth and health. Frances draws from a variety of evidence-based techniques and brings empathy, warmth, and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship. She works from a place of deep respect for clients and the process of therapy, having experienced the power of this work as a client and a clinician.
Frances has experience working with individuals and families in different capacities—before graduate school, she worked as a preschool teacher, and at an art studio for adults with developmental disabilities. She gained further experience working with youth in a residential facility, and in a psychiatric hospital supporting people of all ages facing many different mental health issues. Frances works with individuals, couples, and families facing many issues, including:
-Grief and loss
-Oppression and injustice
-Health concerns and changes
-LGBTQIA+ health, relationships, and identity
-Relationship changes and challenges
-Developmental disabilities and Autism spectrum