Anwar Francis, Therapist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Zencare
Anwar  Francis

Anwar Francis

He/Him/His

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Louisiana Waitlist Online
Baton Rouge Waitlist In-person
Updated October 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and couples. Many of my clients struggle to feel connected in their relationships or at peace in their daily lives. Though successful, they wrestle with questions such as what their purpose is and how to live a meaningful life. I work with clients facing moments of significant life transition, like a move to a new city, job loss, marriage, divorce, breakup, or death, who may feel out of control and struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt.

My approach is rooted in Existential Therapy, with an emphasis on helping clients to deeply explore their internal experience to better understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make positive change. I work to help clients understand their physical, psychological, and emotional responses to external stressors, and begin to find ways to create moments of calm and gain more freedom to choose how to respond rather than just react in the face of change.

I focus on ensuring that clients see real world progress outside of therapy: my style is direct and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. I am also a trauma-informed therapist and sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges. I work closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.

My priority when working with clients is to ensure that they feel respected as an equal partner in the therapeutic process.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 2pm
  • Tue 9am - 2pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 9am - 2pm
  • Fri 9am - 2pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Baton Rouge practice
673 East Airport Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 2pm
  • Tue 9am - 2pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 9am - 2pm
  • Fri 9am - 2pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years



Licensure

Louisiana: 13936


Languages

English