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Linda Franco Psychotherapy, LCSW

Linda Franco is an LCSW-R licensed in the state of New York. She is trained in somatic intervention and specializes in trauma and addiction. She passionately believes that individuals should be treated with dignity and respect. Linda values all her clients and believes in their ability to meet their goals.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Profile
“I work hard to decrease stigma in many communities; going to therapy is brave and it takes courage to share.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I worked in the nonprofit world for many years and had a career as an advocate for women's health. I was motivated to pursue a social work degree to improve connections between health and mental health. I work hard to decrease stigma in many communities; going to therapy is brave and it takes courage to share.
What should someone know about working with you?
When I meet the client for the first time, we get to know each other. I encourage clients to interview me, as this is a two-sided relationship and we both should be invested. I will contract with the client to address agreed-upon goals. If we are not the right fit, I will do my best to provide referrals to my colleagues. I hope we can use this alliance as a model to build healthy attachments and interactions in the client’s real life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I build competencies in a variety of ways. I rely on resources, which can enhance a client’s support system. I assist clients in meeting challenges by encouraging them to never give up and encouraging them to optimize their self-care so they can be resilient and persistent. I take classes and training frequently, so I understand how to convey new tools to clients.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I was brought up with a strong sense of justice and I 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 and communities to best serve my clients. I respect differences so that we can connect and co-regulate in our work together. I believe that my values assist me in respecting the values, concerns, and protective at-risk factors of a client’s identity.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The pandemic taught me not to apologize for my limitations. Connection and 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 encouraging them to optimize their self-care so they can be resilient and persistent.”
Interested in speaking with Linda?