Francis Bax, Therapist in New York — Zencare
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Francis Bax

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS
New York, Nevada Accepting Online
Updated September 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Forensic psychology
  • Smoking cessation
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Francis A. Bax, MS, LMHC, LPC, CASAC is a New York State and Nevada Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is also certified as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. Mr. Bax has over 25 years as a clinician utilizing cutting-edge, evidenced-based, and eclectic clinical and instructional techniques in motivating clients to consider and practice behavior change while perpetuating the human service field through training, instructing, and mentoring aspiring counselors.

Mr. Bax helps clients achieve fulfillment and satisfaction through time-limited solution-focused interventions and strategic planning while using motivational interviewing techniques and evaluation through using the DiClemente and Prochaska Stages of Change model.

Mr. Bax also specializes in supervision and mentoring aspiring counselors and social workers, clinical and systemic interventions, treatment planning, providing services to individuals with co-occurring addiction and behavioral health issues including tobacco addiction. Mr. Bax also works with amateur and professional athletes in maximizing their mental capabilities to excel on the playing field.

Mr. Bax leads workshops, training sessions, and taught undergraduate college courses on co-occurring behavioral health assessment and diagnosis, tobacco cessation and treatment, and the usage of resiliency and humor in the treatment milieu.

Mr. Bax holds a master’s degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Canisius College of Buffalo NY, and is a member of the American Counselors Association and the New York State Counselors Association.

Mr. Bax is the owner of Peace, Love, and Counseling by Fran which is located in North Tonawanda NY, and is currently in private practice providing virtual psychotherapy to youth and adults, and is currently accepting new clients from New York State and Nevada.


Message to clients

Hi! I'm Fran Bax, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Nevada with over 25 years of clinical experience in behavioral health counseling. I’ve worked with individuals dealing with chemical dependency, mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I help people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. I work with athletes to help them improve their sports performance and mental framework.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion without judgment or labels. My approaches combine cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, motivational, and rational-emotive counseling. I also use collaborative and systematic approaches to help my clients.

It takes tremendous courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. We can work together to develop your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You will find support and explore different ways of thinking and feeling.


Specialties

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

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Forensic psychology - Understanding and managing triggers and motivations related to criminal activity; evaluation of one’s mental competence, criminal responsibility, competency to stand trial, risk-assessment; testifying as an expert witness

Smoking cessation - Learning, building, and reinforcing behavioral changes related to smoking cessation, as well as managing cravings and emotions.

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

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Francis Bax 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: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $100

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thu 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Peace, Love, and Counseling by Fran, Owner, 2011 - Present

Canisius College of Buffalo, MS Counselor Education and Supervision, 1996


Licensure

New York: 003797-1

Nevada: CP5004-R


Languages

English