She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Frances works with children, adolescents, parents and families. Her goal is to see clients THRIVE, not just survive. Her approach depends on the client’s age and their specific challenges.
- Younger children engage in play therapy with Frances, in a safe, friendly environment where they can freely express and learn about themselves.
- An exploration of life experiences and moods help older children, adolescents and young adults to recognize how their unique pain points are contributing to disabling their potential . At a pace with which you are comfortable, Frances encourages the development of healthy coping skills and a growth mindset, in order to empower you to put your best foot forward each day.
- Parenting is the most important but toughest job on the planet. Conversations on how to co-parent, regardless of whether parents are together or separated, can become heated and painful. Frances joins with both parents to find the best child-centered parenting approaches, allowing for the unique relationship dynamic between co-parents. Frances also offers a 12-week structured course for those who have been court-ordered to attend a co-parenting class.
- In some situations, Frances works with several family members together, to create positive and supportive interactions between adults and children.
Frances has a graduate degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University and trained at three different clinical centers in Los Angeles, before launching her own private practice.
Frances has returned to seeing clients in-person. However, if you prefer, remote sessions via video-conferencing are also available.
Her office is located at 12304 Santa Monica Blvd. (on the border of Santa Monica and West Los Angeles). If street parking is not available (which it usually is), you can park under the building, for $5 an hour (free on weekdays after 6pm and all weekend).
Child counseling - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues
Adolescent counseling - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Family counseling - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Frances Barry is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private practice, Psychotherapist (Licensed), 2018 - Present
Family Services Santa Monica, Psychotherapist (Intern), 2016 - 2017
Airport Marina Counseling Center, Psychotherapist (Intern), 2014 - 2016
Early Childhood Parenting Center, Child Development Specialist / Psychotherapist (Intern), 2012 - 2014
Antioch University, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2013
Yale University, MA in Statistics, 1994
Oxford University (England), MSc in Statistics, 1991
University College Cork (Ireland), BSc in Statistics & Computer Science, 1990