Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC

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(207) 517-2031

Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Stephanie C. Francis
148 Main Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
(207) 517-2031

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Announcement icon Greetings to all. Our office is closed at this time for in person sessions due to the COVID-19 concerns and CDC guidelines.
My present focus is with children 3-12 years of age. Specific areas of mental health training have included Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, trauma and grief/loss as well as methods for working with angry and/or dys-regulated children. Treatment modalities include Child-Centered Play Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral approaches are utilized when deemed appropriate. Since my practice is with children, a special focus is additionally placed on working directly with the child’s parent (s)/caregiver (s).
As a registered play therapist, I have a fondness and belief in the power of play. Being a strong advocate of non-directive play therapy models, namely Child-Centered and Synergetic Play Therapy, I believe that play is the language as well as the work of the child.
Prior to establishing a private practice, I worked 39 years in education, initially as a special education teacher (which provided me with skills in observation/evaluation) and then as a school counselor at the elementary and middle school levels. Supporting parents has been an integral part of my work.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Behavioral Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Mailhandler
  • MaineCare
  • Martin's Point
  • PacifiCare Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: University of Maine at Orono
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License and State: CC2746 Maine

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified C / 217129
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / T826

Location

Stephanie C. Francis
148 Main Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
(207) 517-2031
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020
Stephanie Chmielewski Francis, LCPC, RPT, NCC, Counselor in Bucksport

Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC