Steve Franks

MA, LMFT

Steve Franks

MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LF00000875
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health
  • HMA (Health Management Associates)
  • Kaiser
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
Fees: $190 Initial Intake
$130 Individual Psychotherapy (50-60 minutes)
$130 Couples Therapy (50-60 minutes)

Offices

2702 N. Proctor St.
Suite B
Tacoma, Washington 98407

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing individual psychotherapy and couples counseling in North Tacoma. I hold a safe, compassionate, therapeutic space. I view people not as problems to be solved, but persons with vast resources to be known. Taking into account the physical, emotional, relational, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, I draw upon a variety of strength-based approaches that utilize the natural capacity of persons and relationships to change. Viewing the therapeutic relationship as the heart of psychotherapy, I will meet you where you are, encourage you to turn toward your pain, assist you in developing strategies, and help you access your inner and relational resources. If you are interested in working together, or if you have any questions, please contact me.

More Info About My Practice

ADVANCED TRAINING:

EMDR Basic Training
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level 1 and 2
Lifespan Integration, Level 1 and 2
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training, Part 1 and 2

AFFILIATIONS:

Clinical Member, AAMFT, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member, WAMFT, Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 6pm or 7pm

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Couples/Relational (communication, conflict, emotional and physical intimacy)

Trauma (ptsd, past or recent trauma, dissociation)

Depression (despair, loneliness, emptiness, hopelessness, guilt, self-worth)

Anxiety (fear, worry, panic, phobias, self-criticism, bodily tension)

Life Transitions (grief, loss, death, divorce, mid-life transitions)

Anger and Irritability

Family of Origin Issues

Spiritual Issues

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is a calling for me. Being a part of peoples' healing path is an honor, inspiring and informing my own journey.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Trauma Survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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