My Approach to Helping
Hello, let me introduce myself, my name is Fran. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor, art therapist registered and founder of Check Point Counseling. So, what does that mean to you? Well in addition to providing you with traditional counseling strategies I can offer you an alternative mode of exploration through visual and symbolic expression. My lifelong love of art, with my desire to empower others eventually led me to pursue a career combining counseling and art therapy. My mission for Check Point Counseling is to provide quality, effective and timely services through attention to individualized care, given with dignity and respect.
I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and families struggling with mental or emotional difficulties. My professional experience before private practice was working in Intensive Outpatient Programs at two major hospitals, as a clinical counselor and art therapist. This provided me the opportunity to serve a diverse population and develop a broad range of skills-based strategies. Whether depression, anxiety, anger, life transition or relational issues, my goal is to provide solution focused strategies that can be implemented from your first session.
I offer free 10-minute phone consultations to discuss with you, your individual needs. I typically can schedule your initial intake session within a day or two. I consider individual needs and obligations through flexible scheduling, including evenings and Saturdays. My services are provided in a relaxed environment with attention to personalized care that begins from your initial phone call and continues throughout our work together at Check Point Counseling.
Please feel free to call me for additional information or your free 10-minute phone consultation. I look forward to serving you.