Individual Therapy

I often think of people as puzzles-- we can step back to appreciate and understand the whole picture-- we can also lean in to examine the pieces to see how they fit together.  At times people come to therapy wanting to work on just a section of their puzzle-- at other times, people want to link multiple sections together to make sense of themselves, their relationships, and their world.

I work with people who need help with: 

  • Coping with stress 

  • Chronic illness & pain conditions 

  • Stress related to care-giving 

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Processing trauma

  • Exploration of self/identity    

  • Anger

  • Parenting 

  • Loss and grief

  • Addiction

  • Work/career issues

  • Adjusting to divorce/separation

  • Improving relationships and/or reducing conflict

  • Exploring how past relationships influence their current experiences

  • Life stage transition (e.g. retirement, new parents, empty nest, etc.)

  • Making major life decisions or change

 

I am a GLBTQ(+) affirming therapist who works with people from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, spiritualities, and (dis)abilities.

I provide a safe, supportive, and confidential space for you to address your problems for personal growth and life change.

Heather Franks, LMFT #109884

831-435-6316

Offices in Santa Cruz & Scotts Valley

©2018 by Heather Franks