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Linda Franco Psychotherapy, LCSW

Linda Franco is an LCSW-R, CASAC-T in New York. She is trained in somatic intervention and specializes in trauma and addiction. Linda is approved by NYS OASAS to conduct screenings, assessments, and treatment for impaired drivers. She believes individuals should be treated with dignity and respect. Linda values her clients and believes in their abilities to meet their goals.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Grief and Loss
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I hope we can use our alliance as a model to build healthy attachments and interactions in the client’s real life.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Going to therapy is brave and it takes courage to share. I worked as an advocate for women's health. I pursued a social work degree to improve connections between health and mental health. I work hard to decrease stigma in many communities. I can assist clients in bridging their mental health and medical needs to optimize their functioning.
What should someone know about working with you?
I encourage clients to interview me; this is a two-sided relationship and we should both be invested. I will contract with the client to address agreed-upon goals. I hope we can use our alliance as a model to build healthy attachments and interactions in the client’s real life. Ultimately, I will listen to your thoughts and attempt to meet your specific needs. To further assist my clients, I’ve become credentialed as a DWI provider. Everyone deserves dignity, respect, and the chance to honor themselves.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I rely on resources that can enhance a client’s support system. I assist clients in meeting challenges by encouraging them to never give up and to optimize their self-care so they can be resilient and persistent. I take classes and training frequently, and I understand how to convey new tools to clients.
How do your core values shape your approach to care?
I have a strong sense of justice and love working with all individuals. If I don't know something, I will actively listen to the client to get their view. I will also obtain a general, Wikipedia-like education in the client’s culture and identity. I network with therapists who specialize in specific cultures, identities, and communities to best serve my clients. I respect differences so that we can connect and co-regulate together. My values help me respect the values, concerns, and protective at-risk factors of a client.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Connection, co-regulation, bonding, and meeting goals are all possible through technology. I am capable of making eye contact, providing empathy, and making a person feel supported and less alone even via technology.
“I assist clients in meeting challenges by encouraging them to never give up and to optimize their self-care so they can be resilient and persistent.”
Interested in speaking with Linda?