Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(207) 517-2031

Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Stephanie C. Francis
21 Schoolhouse Rd.
Suite 25
Orland, ME 04472
(207) 517-2031
Offers online therapy

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About

My present focus is with children 4-12+ 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
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Behavioral Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Mailhandler
  • MaineCare
  • Martin's Point
  • PacifiCare Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: Maine / CC2746
  • School: University of Maine at Orono
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

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

Location

Stephanie C. Francis
21 Schoolhouse Rd.
Suite 25
Orland, ME 04472
(207) 517-2031
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022
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Stephanie Chmielewski Francis

Counselor, LCPC, RPT, NCC