Sarah  Francazio

Sarah Francazio

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 26, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Relationship
  • Stress

Professional statement

Dr. Sarah Francazio is a Clinical Psychologist at Providence Psychology in Providence, RI. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationships, and stress management. She also has experience working with clients with insomnia. She especially enjoys working with individuals who have had a tough experience before in therapy.

Dr. Francazio’s primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but she does utilize elements of other therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), based on a client’s needs and goals. She spends time building rapport and trust with new clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that prioritizes their concerns.

Dr. Francazio strives to create a therapeutic environment where emotional concerns are approached with respect, collaboration, and a non-judgmental stance. She received her PhD from Kent State University. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her office is conveniently located near Brown University in the Wayland neighborhood. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I understand how vulnerable it can feel to come in and talk to a stranger, especially if you're brand new to therapy. I value the importance of the therapist-client relationship, and how necessary trust is in this context. I prioritize helping clients feel comfortable, respected, and understood from the very beginning and throughout the course of therapy. The first appointment is really a chance for me to get to know you and what you're looking to get out of therapy, and also for you to see if you think this would be a good fit. There's no pressure to commit upfront, so I encourage you to come in and try it out.


Specialties

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

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

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

Stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging interpersonal relationships


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175
  • Initial session: $250

Location(s)

Providence practice
Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present 
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2018-2019 
Providence VA Medical Center, 2018 - 2019
Syracuse VA Medical Center, 2017-2018
Kent State University, PhD, 2018 
Kent State University, MA, 2015
Providence College, BA, 2012


Languages

  • English

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