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Counselor / Therapist in Sacramento, CA

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Francine Farrell, LMFT, CADC-II

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Does Your Relationship Need Help? Do You Want Greater Joy?
Individualized, Caring and Effective Counseling for Couples.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques, working with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. Depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug problems, trauma, PTSD and other painful issues are treatable problems and deserve a focused, personalized approach.

Are you depressed or anxious?
Are you unhappy with your marriage or relationship?
Have you suffered a loss and you are grieving?
Do you worry too much?
Are you concerned about your alcohol or drug use?
Is anger damaging your relationships or career?
Do you lack the social or people skills you need?
Do you suffer from unresolved trauma or abuse?

I have the experience and training to help with these and other problems. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC24453), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor, I bring more than 20 years of experience helping clients find new hope and workable solutions. Trained and certified in the Harville Hendrix methods of Imago Therapy, I am able to offer focused, positive technique to assist couples in achieving greater intimacy through open communication and increased empathy. Many couples report remarkable improvement when recurrent problems are brought into the open and addressed directly. You probably have questions you would like to discuss before deciding on therapy or a therapist.
Bio
Francine Farrell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy. She maintains a private practice in Sacramento, California. In addition to a Masters Degree in Counseling, Francine completed extensive coursework in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC).

With over 20 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are alcohol and drug problems, addictions, relationship therapy and enrichment, depression and anxiety, grief, trauma and a personal growth.

In addition, Francine has presented at National conferences and to general audiences on topics including: "Missing You: Male and Female Barriers to Intimacy", "Tools For Change: Overcoming A Dysfunctional Family Legacy," "Relationship Addiction," "Mirror Mirror On the Wall -- And Other Childhood Wounds," "Grief and Recovery," "Codependency," and other solution-focused workshops. Francine is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, s/he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Problem Gambling
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Family Conflict  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Group Therapy
Certifications
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Education
Francine Farrell received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and completed a Masters in Counseling at California State University, Sacramento. She graduated with Highest Honors. In addition, she completed extensive coursework in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and has maintained Certification for over 20 years.

Additional Training
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor: Including a 24 unit certification program and extensive continuing education coursework.
Certified Imago Therapist: Francine completed Harville Hendrix certification program and has incorporated Imago Therapy techniques into her work with individuals and couples.

License, Certifications & Awards
LMFT - California Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (MFC24453).
CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified Imago Therapist
Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CAADAC)
American Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (AAMFT)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check & credit cards. Call for information about insurance needs.
Hours:8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Fridsy
License:LMFT24453
Location
3838 Watt Ave C300
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