It's so important to find a therapist you trust, who puts you at ease, knows when to challenge you and when to listen. My clients know me as someone who is warm, down-to-earth, open, and who uses humor. 

 

I build strong  relationships with my clients and get to the heart of the matter quickly. 

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In couple's counseling I work to help both people step out of the dance of criticism, blame, defensiveness,  shame, and distancing, and into a new dance where trust, safety, connection so that intimacy are at the center of the partnership. 

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Often, young people need someone other than a parent to turn to as they process concerns in their worlds and futures. 

I help teens and young adults work through challenges, explore their values, gain  confidence in themselves, and feel more understood.

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I work with parents  and families to identify and communicate their needs. Parents learn how to lay the groundwork for a future of love and connection while dealing with the day-to-day problems that make family life stressful.

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Heather Franks, LMFT #109884

831-435-6316

Offices in Santa Cruz & Scotts Valley

©2018 by Heather Franks