Franchester Edwards, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Franchester  Edwards
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Franchester Edwards


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life transitions
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Aging related concerns

Professional statement

Franchester Edwards is a Licensed Master Social Worker located in Manhattan supporting adults experiencing challenges in their lives. Franchester uses an eclectic approach of interventions tailored to the client's needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

This allows Franchester to explore with the client how their thoughts of past and current events in their life are influencing your emotions and behavior. Then together with the client, she works on changing patterns of thought that prevent the client from being the person they would like to be. Franchester creates a welcoming environment that allows collaboration in working toward the client's goals.

Franchester graduated from Rutgers University with a Master's Social Work degree with a clinical emphasis. While in the graduate program, she had experience working at a senior center providing counseling for clients experiencing depression and anxiety. She also worked at a post-acute nursing and rehab center with patients experiencing depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Franchester is available to provide remote sessions to clients.

Message to clients

Are you struggling with a major life transition or grief from a loss? Suddenly finding yourself overwhelmed by a flood of emotions as you feel like the life you knew no longer exists and not sure what to do? By arriving here, you have reached out for support. Pause for a moment to feel the pride of making this decision for yourself. You are in a safe place. There is strength in seeking help when needed.

I work with people who are struggling to navigate unexpected life events and need help with resulting issues of anxiety and depression. In our work together, I utilize an eclectic approach to techniques that are tailored to your needs. I am here to help you gain the skills and perspective to realize that it is not the events that occur in our life that cause difficulties but our thoughts and emotions about the events.

Healing can begin when someone listens to you as you express your most inner thoughts without the fear of being judged. My gift to you is an invitation to enter a space where there will be no need to present a version of yourself based on what others think. You are the author of your life with the power to write your own story. If this resonates with you, reach out to me to begin your journey.


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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

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
  • 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
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am -8pm
  • Tue 8am -8pm
  • Wed 8am -8pm
  • Thu 8am -8pm
  • Fri 8am -6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway #500, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Reimagined Counseling and Counsultation, School Based Mental Health Clinician, 2021 - 2021

Rutgers University, MSW, 2021


New York: 114513-01

New Jersey: 44SL06705600