Franchesica Bassaw, LMSW, Psychotherapist

Special Interests
Anxiety, Body Positivity, Careers & Work Performance, Couples Counseling, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, OCD, Relationship Issues, School Performance, Self Esteem/Self Acceptance, Spirituality & Mental Health, Stress Management, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance
About This Project

 

To seek counsel and to make the conscious decision to ask for help is an act of courage. It is never easy to be vulnerable to another, let alone, allow someone into your world. Forman once said, “It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings.” I hold this statement to be true. As your therapist, it is my hope to be able to develop a therapeutic alliance with you to walk the journey of exploring and overcoming whatever challenges and obstacles you may be facing. By implementing several different types of clinical modalities including CBT, DBT, and Psychodynamic therapies, it is my goal to be able to meet you where you’re at and serve you the best way possible. I chose this profession to serve others in their pursuit of optimal quality of life and their commitment to the development of their full potential.

It is my desire to foster an environment of acceptance that is both safe and welcoming so that you can explore your inner depths. In doing so, you will be surrounded with empathetic listening, positive regard and welcomed into a judgement free zone.  Utilizing an extensive approach, I understand that your journey is different which is why I utilize both CBT and DBT amongst other psychodynamic modalities, to create an individualized approach in working with you.

Andy Andrews once said that “To be able to live life is a privilege, but to be able to live life to the fullest, well, that is a choice.” When I am not working, I aim to find things that make life that much richer. I am most fulfilled and spend my spare time working, traveling, spending time with family and friends, trying new foods (who doesn’t?) and skydiving. Yes, you read that right. I look forward to working with you!

 

Licenses:
New York, LMSW

Education:

Masters of Social Work in Clinical Counseling & Substance Abuse