Dr. Francis is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Francis obtained her M.A. in Community Counseling from John Carroll University and her B.S. in Psychology from University of Florida. Dr. Francis completed her pre-doctoral internship at Arizona State University. Dr. Francis worked at Psychological Counseling Services alongside Dr. Ralph Earle and Dr. Marcus Earle for ten years. She is well experienced in the treatment of sexual compulsive behavior, mood disorders, couple relationships, trauma, emotional eating, and body image.
Dr. Francis’ approach is compassionate care-fronting and she will help you get to the bottom of the problems creating havoc in your life. Together, you and Dr. Francis will identify past traumas, current stressors, and future fears that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest. She combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and transformational therapeutic techniques. While providing a safe environment, Dr. Francis is committed to providing individualized treatment, working with you to identify your goals, and develop a specific plan of action to reach your goals.
Dr. Francis is a nationally recognized treatment specialist who’s work has been frequently featured in the media. She has been a repeated guest on FOX 10 Phoenix Morning Show discussing topics on sexual health and relationships. The Morning Scramble with Pat McMahon has also continually invited Dr. Francis to be a guest speaker on current events and pop culture. Dr. Francis’ knowledge on infidelity, boundaries, and body image has been featured in literature. Her article on “Why Men Cheat” in Rebel Magazine was a top seller. Additionally, her chapter in the book titled, “Beautiful Hair Restoration,” regarding the challenges and solutions women face dealing with hair loss was commended. In 2016, Dr. Francis was nominated for the MASK (Mother’s Awareness on School-Aged Kids) Unity Award. She now serves on the board of MASK as a Women of Influence. Along with her husband and children, Dr. Francis’ family has been featured in MASK magazine. Dr. Francis also conducts local workshops on emotional eating and body image at Arizona State University, private businesses, and various local health clubs such as The Village at DC Ranch and Life Time Fitness.