Rodrigo Ney Franco
I have nine years working as a therapist. I first started practicing on the East coast in 2011 and have been practicing in the San Diego area since 2014. I feel fortunate to have had the experience of serving people in the communities in which I live in. My motivation has been to see the clients that I have worked with move forward with a better sense of purpose in their lives.
I believe a distinctive quality in my practice has been developing a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance. This is the basis for trust, crucial component needed to address issues, which many times are not easy to work out. This allows for an easier flow and resolution of psychological/emotional issues at hand.
Usually during the initial visit, an assessment is completed which allows us to have a baseline, as well as a therapeutic goal based each individual’s needs. I believe it is important to set goals and readjust them accordingly to new circumstance (for example, current isolation some of us might be experiencing). I enjoy different therapeutic approaches, among others Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-focused therapy. I have extensive knowledge and experience addressing issues such as substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and geriatric therapy.
MA, Life Coach
Janice provides compassionate, non-judgmental care. She brings a holistic approach to her work and Strength-based therapy. Her goal and passion are to empower individuals to grow in their personal and relational aspects of their lives and/or heal from traumas or other difficult life situations. Janice is committed to help individuals with the healing process and to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships.
Over the last 8 years, Janice has worked with clients from a wide range of ages and cultural backgrounds, and with various mental health needs. Her work includes but not limited to, mild to severe psychiatric illnesses and dual diagnosis in both inpatient hospital and outpatient settings. She received training in domestic violence and worked with survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Training in areas of autism and behavior problems. Janice also has expertise in adjustment challenges (college, divorce, aging), relationship issues, addiction, anxiety and depression.
In addition to her becoming a life coach, she holds a current position as a registered Psychological Assistant with the California Board of Psychology. Outside of the office, Janice enjoys reading, being in nature, cycle class, kickboxing, and spending time with her family.