I dreaded ever being in counseling again as I never had a good experience. Christi changed all that and made me see counseling in a different light. She helped me beyond what I could ever imagine. She challenged me in good ways and was kind and approachable. I looked forward to our weekly sessions they changed my thinking and my life.
MSW, LCSW Christi DeFrancesco
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Christi DeFrancesco is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 11
My name is Christi DeFrancesco, and I have been practicing for over 11 years as a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia. My therapeutic background began 17 years ago working in an inpatient hospital serving those in crisis. Since then, I have served as a therapist in an inpatient setting serving both youth and adults with chronic mental illness, self harm, suicidal thoughts, and those who have experienced trauma.
I believe that everyone needs a safe space to come, let their guard down, and talk about their challenges and successes without judgment. Serving others is my calling and my practice affords me the opportunity to do that. My goal is not to fix your problems, my goal is to help you understand how and why you may be feeling things so intensely. Our work will be collaborative. I will ask challenging questions and you may sometimes be frustrated. Therapy is not a straight and narrow path, but it is rich and full of self discovery and reward. As we work through these intense emotions and processes, you will find that you are better able to manage stress, feelings of discomfort, and enjoy life pleasures more.
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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