Sandra L Francis

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(202) 831-0310

Sandra L Francis

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Sandra L. Francis, PsyD
2440 M Street, NW
Suite 429
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 831-0310
Sandra L Francis is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Hi! I'm a psychologist who has lived in the Washington DC area for nearly thirty years. I know that life in this region can be stressful, with traffic, high-pressure jobs, and interpersonal demands. I help people find ways to cope with these pressures and life's many challenges, including relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, self-defeating behaviors, emotional reactivity, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. I believe that a therapeutic relationship offering confidentiality, safety, respect, curiosity, and a little humor, provides the most fertile soil for self exploration, healing, and growth.
I am attuned to the ways early life experiences may continue to impact one’s feelings toward self and one’s reactions to others in the present. I have expertise in the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders, as well as particular interest in the treatment of perinatal mood/anxiety disorders and psychophysiologic disorders causing chronic pain.
I am continually developing my skills and knowledge as a psychotherapist and have participated in a variety of advanced training programs. My experience and training make me uniquely qualified to help with longstanding personality traits, dissatisfaction with life or work, difficult relationship patterns, and the lingering effects of past experiences.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $260 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: District of Columbia / PSY1000348
  • School: George Washington University
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 0810003617 State of Virginia
  • Membership: APA (Div. 39 & 56), ISSTD, APsaA, IPA, IARPP, WBCP

Location

Sandra L. Francis, PsyD
2440 M Street, NW
Suite 429
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 831-0310
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
Photo of Sandra L Francis, PsyD, Psychologist in Washington
Sandra L Francis

Psychologist, PsyD