Anjel Francisco, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to offering a non-judgmental, supportive relationship to help clients identify their strengths and reach their goals. I earned my Master of Social Work with an interdisciplinary specialization in Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University.  My earlier training included a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Psychology, minoring in Sociology, from Eastern Michigan University.

I work together with my clients providing individual, couples, and family therapy.   I help clients facing a variety of challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, grief & loss, transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, poor self- esteem, anger issues, and relationship problems.  My greatest passion is working together with trauma survivors from diverse populations utilizing a trauma-informed and integrative approach to treatment.  This therapeutic integration allows our work to be adapted to the unique needs of each client.  I use a variety of strategies including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

In addition, I have a specialty in working together with couples who seek to enhance their physical and emotional intimacy.  I enjoy the challenge of navigating the complexities of relationships while guiding couples toward improved connection with one another. This work is informed from my clinical work, academic studies in Sexuality, as well as my experiences in assisting in the development and presentation of age-appropriate sexual health education programs for groups ranging from early adolescence to late adulthood.  This latter experience truly inspired, and greatly deepened, my understanding of the development of sexuality across the lifespan as well as the challenges that may arise. My hope is to bring this knowledge and experience to our work together to help couples’ achieve healthy and authentic intimacy in their relationship.

I view the therapeutic process as an adventure – one that is different for everyone!  It only takes one step to be on the journey toward well-being, and I look forward to working alongside you as you navigate this process.

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