Marie Francis, LPC, LCAS, NCC, MAC

Marie Francis, LPC, LCAS, NCC, MAC

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: Other (see below)
Primary Credential: LPC
Secondary Credential: Clinical Addiction Specialist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 11332
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Office 1
3308 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.
Suite 131
Durham, North Carolina 27707 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Fees: Insurance is billed for individual sessions only. Couple and marriage counseling are direct pay only, and the initial sessions are 90 minutes. Fee for initial couple and marriage counseling is $140 per session. Thereafter, couple and marriage counseling sessions are 1 hour and the fee is $120.

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"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories. I believe each of us has a personal story that is worthy of an audience. If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell and I am the one you trust with the story you have told no one else. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families to help enhance and maintain healthy relationships, manage life transitions, and symptoms related to depression, anxiety and trauma. My corporate background combined with my passion for psychotherapy enables me to provide practical, solution-focused counseling to clients struggling with work-related challenges.

Email or Call Marie Francis, LPC, LCAS, NCC, MAC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11332

More Info About My Practice

Workplace Wellness

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 stresors. 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 necessary to overcome these challenges.

Religious Indoctrination Recovery

Marie 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-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy, and 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 relationship struggles, 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.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy is like going to any other health provider. When your eyesight needs adjusting, you get glasses. When your mental health or relationships or emotional wellness needs adjusting, you come to therapy. It's that simple.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anyone, including African American and LGBT populations

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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