Frances Almstrom, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tucson
People generally seek therapy when they are hurting - emotionally in pain. I believe people reach unendurable levels of emotional pain when they lose the belief and felt sense that they matter to someone else. The symptoms that appear are indications of a rupture in secure attachment. My approach to therapy, therefore, is to work on healing relationship wounds and re-establishing (or sometimes establishing for the first time) a feeling of secure attachment. I use the Emotionally Focused Therapy model (for couples and families) which focuses on the person/relationship and not the diagnosis, and builds safe, secure connection.
Using the Emotionally Focused Therapy model I work with individuals, couples or families to identify patterns of interaction that exist and are not working to support viable relationships. I then work with the client(s) to change these patterns of interacting, to create strong, supportive, secure relationships.
I work from a family systems perspective - we are all formed in relationship to others, initially our families of origin. I am, therefore, very comfortable working with families and with couples, in addition to individuals, and strive to accommodate their unique needs with evening and weekend hours.
Call or Email Frances Almstrom for a free phone consultation now - (520) 329-5221


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: University of Phoenix
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: LMFT-10332 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Relationship Issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Family Conflict


  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016
Frances Almstrom, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tucson

Frances Almstrom

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT