Individual and Relationship Counseling
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories. If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. Marie Francis at The Maycis Group, will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. She will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. Using various evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-informed methodologies, she assists couples, families and individuals enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
Prior to joining the mental health and addiction professions, Marie Francis spent years navigating through corporate executive suites in a variety of different industries. She learned that working professionals struggling to meet the workplace demands of maintaining productivity and performance scrutiny often turn to substance use as a way to manage these stressors. She has worked closely with professionals whose substance use, depression or feelings of anxiety were shrouded in secrecy, shame and fear of exposure or job loss. Ms Francis uses her experience to assist clients by creating a confidential environment where they can obtain the counseling and resources necessary to overcome these challenges.
Clinical Supervision for LPC Licensure
Ms. Francis has received additional training and professional licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor which enables her to provide clinical supervision to new counselors who have earned their provisional licensure LPC-A. She considers it an honor to be a part of the experiential learning that contributes to the professional development of those seeking to enter the field of professional counseling.
Religious Indoctrination Recovery
Ms. Francis has first-hand knowledge of, and personal experience dealing with the long-term effects of trauma and emotional disconnection caused by religious indoctrination and extremism. Her expertise using Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing evidence-based practices have proved to be healing when treating clients seeking to recover from these and similar experiences. These and other mind-control practices can have a direct correlation to mental health and relationship struggles including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, substance abuse and heartbreaking emotional disconnection from family and other loved ones. Note: Marie Francis' personal views on religion do not accompany or influence her counseling. Cultural sensitivity and non-judgment are the predominant values upheld by The Maycis Group.
Marie Francis has acheved the Distance Certified Counselor credential. The Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) credential identifies those professional counselors who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional counseling through technological means. DCCs have met nationally established distance counseling criteria and adhere to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics and Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services.
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