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S. Kay Sanchez Franco(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, LAMFT
California
ADHD-Adjustment difficulties & disorders- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Trauma-Assertiveness-Childhood trauma-
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Professional statement

S. Kay Sanchez Franco, LMFT is a therapist based out of Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in ADHD, Trauma, and identity. Additionally, S. Kay provides Multicultural Counseling consultations and trainings to paraprofessionals and professionals in the Mental Health and Medical Healthcare systems. S. Kay operates from an understanding of people within the context of their environment, and holds that we can only change what we are aware of. Often, our backgrounds of where we are from and the experiences we've lived through, shape our thoughts and perceptions of ourselves and others. When we are unaware of the how's and why's that we have internalized, they can dictate the outcomes of our relationships and our overall wellbeing. By not separating the self from the circumstances that shape the self, we can actually achieve non-judgmental awareness and growth. This is not just true for her clients but also for the professionals she provides consultation and training to.

Her educational background includes a Bachelors and Masters degrees in clinical counseling psychology as well as a concentration in Drama Therapy. Drama Therapy is the use of creative and performance arts modalities within the therapeutic setting, particularly with severe trauma. These modalities provide an alternative way of exploring, processing, and making sense of, and moving through that which is too painful to directly speak to. S. Kay has adapted these to fit the telehealth model and offers these specific interventions to anyone who is interested in exploring them. You do not have to be an artist, actor, or even consider yourself creative at all in order to explore these or benefit from them.

S. Kay provides telehealth services only at this time, accepts major insurances, and provides a sliding scale cash pay rate to those out of network.


Message to clients

Research shows that beyond the various different modalities, interventions, and therapeutic styles, the most important factor is the client/therapist fit. In other words do you like your therapist? Do you feel comfortable with them and feel like they understand you? Does your therapist have experience and knowledge relevant to your unique therapeutic goals?

This is why I offer a free phone consultation to make sure it's the right fit! I have provided times where I am available for these consultations here in Zencare. However, if you don't see a time that works for you, please don't hesitate to reach out and message me with a date and time that does work.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Sanchez Franco Therapy , Founder & Private Practice Owner
Scott Turner Licensed Marriage & Family Counseling , Therapist
Wave Therapy , Therapist & Multicultural Counseling Consultant
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Therapist
Douglas Young Clinic, CRF, TAY Lead Therapist
Lifelong East Bay Community Recovery Project , Intern Therapist

California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters in Counseling Psychology, concentration in Drama Therapy , 2020
Marymount Manhattan College, Bachelors in Theatre & Psychology , 2015

Licensure

California: 146035

Languages

English

Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$170 (53min)
  • Sliding scale:$160 - $170

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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