Fabiana  Franco

Fabiana Franco

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated November 14, 2019)

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 14, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex trauma
  • Cultural awareness/adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Fabiana Franco is a Clinical Psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. Dr. Franco works with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She has extensive experience working with individuals who have a history of trauma, including complex trauma or early childhood trauma that has not been resolved. She also sees clients who are navigating substance use challenges in addition to trauma.

Dr. Franco works with individuals in eating disorder recovery as well. She has lived on five continents and speaks five languages, so she is comfortable working with individuals from all over the world.

Dr. Franco uses a trauma-informed and compassionate approach and believes in utilizing multiple treatment modalities rather than just one. When working with a client, she looks at what is happening in the room along with what has happened in the past. She also takes a team approach and has a number of psychiatrists, nutritionists, primary care providers, and other professionals she works with in order to ensure her client’s needs are being met.

Dr. Franco takes the time to establish a rapport with her clients and makes a concerted effort to create a safe space where they feel comfortable talking about their trauma. She has both a national and international certification as a trauma expert. Her office is located near the 57th Street subway station.

Message to clients

I believe that personal change takes courage. Through compassionate and empathetic listening, thoughtful questioning and honest feedback, I strive to help you gain greater insight into what is affecting your quality of life. I provide a safe and nurturing space where you can feel comfortable expressing your concerns, fears and desires. The primary focus is to help you find the necessary tools to create change and find that there is great value, beauty, strength, and incredible growth in self-discovery.


Complex trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Cultural awareness/adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

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

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

General expertise


Fabiana Franco is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Initial session: $400
  • Couples sessions: $450
  • Family sessions: $450

Therapist's note

Dr. Franco can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Midtown practice

119 West 57th Street

Suite 1100

New York, NY 10019

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Upper West Side practice

65 Central Park West

Suite D1

New York, NY 10023

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2003 - Present

The George Washington University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2004 - Present

Good therapy.org, Topic Expert

The George Washington University, PhD in Clinical Psychology


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  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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