Brittney France, Therapist in San Diego, California — Zencare
Brittney  France

Brittney France

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT PhD
California Accepting Online
San Diego Accepting In-person
Updated May 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Emotional Eating
  • Body image
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#111091) in California. I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders/ disordered eating, emotional and overeating, as well as body image for 14 years through both a clinical and research lens. I believe that all clients have unique strengths and are capable of creating meaningful change in their lives. I enjoy helping clients access these strengths while improving their relationship with food, body, and mind through identifying and connecting with values, learning healthy coping skills, and improving communication.

Our relationships with food, our bodies, and the world around us are complex. When someone is struggling with an eating disorder, or suspect they might be, it is recommended to speak with a specialist. My office is located in San Diego, CA but I offer Telehealth sessions to those in CA who do not live close to an Eating Disorder Specialist.

Starting treatment with a new provider can be difficult, no matter where you are in your recovery process. I am always happy to answer any questions, discuss treatment options, and help you navigate the process. I am in constant appreciation of the privilege to work and connect with clients. I look forward to hearing from you.


Message to clients

The recovery process can be a complicated one to navigate. While everyone's experience is different it can be helpful to talk to someone who understands eating disorders are not just about weight or food but more of a way of coping. I love when I am meeting with a client and helping them feel someone understands and they do not have to go through it alone. I want to create a treatment process that is meaningful and right for you.


Specialties

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.

Emotional Eating - Building an understanding of why one turns to food in the face of high or difficult emotions. Learning other coping strategies that align with the life you want to live and your values.

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brittney France is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $165

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Sometimes starting treatment is not an easy step. I truly want treatment to be accessible for everyone. If you have any questions I'd be happy to discuss them with you.

HSA and FSA plans can also be used for payment.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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San Diego practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Dr. Brittney France LMFT, Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Image, Founder/Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Eating Disorder Focused Private Practice in San Diego , Therapist, 2014 - 2019
Rady's Childrens Hospital, Therapist, 2010 - 2011
UC San Diego Eating Disorder Center, 2009 - 2011
Duke Center for Eating Disorders, Researcher, 2008 - 2009
Center For Overcoming Problematic Eating, Milieu Therapist, 2007 - 2008

Loma Linda University, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy, 2016
University of San Diego, MA Marriage and Family Therapy , 2011


Licensure

California: 111091


Languages

English


Publications