Christopher DeFranco

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(216) 306-5837

Christopher DeFranco

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Austin, TX 78705
(216) 306-5837
Other Location +

Additional Location

Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 306-5837
Christopher DeFranco is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Christopher specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of life's stressors that include, but are not limited to: LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, grief, anger management, impulsivity, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. He has over 10 years of clinical experience from a wide variety of settings that includes inpatient, outpatient, schools, homes, and research clinics. He also has extensive experience working with developmental disorders and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Christopher, like many counselors, tailors his treatment approach to the individual, couple or family that he works with. He uses a combination of CBT, DBT, Gestalt, Mindfulness, and Reality-based therapy approaches in his work. He is competent in working with a variety of diverse backgrounds of religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability.
Christopher strives to help each person recognize and utilize their strengths to more effectively cope and celebrate their individuality. He incorporates health and wellness into his work, and is a certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher. He encourages anyone with questions to reach out and may be accepting new clients for remote work based on caseload availability.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $120 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Sessions are paid for at the time of service by the client. Invoices may be submitted to insurance for possible reimbursement.
Email me or call (216) 306-5837 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: Texas / 81308
  • School: John Carroll University
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: E.2102461 Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and MFT Board

Location

Austin, TX 78705
(216) 306-5837
Other Location +

Additional Location

Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 306-5837
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autism
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
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Christopher DeFranco

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S