Reclaim Love. Reclaim Life.
Have you ever said to yourself, Life would be great if only …
… I made more money.
… My job were less stressful.
… I looked like a model.
… More people liked me.
… My pet could fly free, in-cabin with me.
… I could find the right person to marry.
… I could control my gambling.
… My spouse were more understanding.
… I had raised better-behaved children.
… My life were less chaotic.
… I had more free time.
… I could live anywhere I want with my pet.
… I were happier.
This type of thinking actually prevents us from being happy with who we are and what we have achieved. Instead of being okay with ourselves, we end up feeling more depressed, anxious and angry.
There is an effective alternative. Read more about Life Works Counseling’s approach.
About Francesca Kelly, M.S.
Francesca Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience in the helping profession. Her experience working abroad and in the United States has provided her with a broad background and understanding of the issues facing her clients. She specializes in treating individuals and couples with relationship issues.
Ms. Kelly uses a Cognitive Behavioral orientation. Treatment is brief, solution driven and focused on the here-and-now. Although Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was first associated with Aaron Beck and others over thirty years ago, its roots are far older. Over two thousand years earlier, Marcus Aurelieus (121-180 AD) captured the essence of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy when the ancient Stoic wrote: “Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Francesca Kelly memberships, of which just a few are listed below, help insure those interested in counseling receive the highest quality of care:
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) Membership in CAMFT is one of the hallmarks of professionalism for a therapist. It is not only a valuable resource on current best therapeutic practices, legal mandates and ethical issues facing practitioners, but most importantly serves as to inform, instruct, guide those who are considering or receiving counseling.
BBSE (California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners). The Board is the public watchdog and safeguard to insure those in counseling receive the highest ethical and legal standards. Clinicians who fail to comply with best practices are investigated and fined or stripped of their membership and license to practice. It is the public’s guardian, so to speak. As such, Francesca Kelly, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #40206 continues to enjoy a pristine reputation.
Francesca Kelly is also an authorized treatment provider for no cost clinical services to those impacted by problem gambling behaviors. A select few, of which she is one, are certified CalGets (California Gambling Education and Treatment Services) therapists that work under the umbrella of CDPH (California Department of Public Health) Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) and, in tandem with UCLA (University of Southern California Gambling Studies Program) provides no cost counseling to those impacted by problem gambling.
The California Cognitive Behavioral Institute (CCBI) membership provides up to the date information on cognitive behavioral therapy as well as domestic violence and batterer’s facilitation techniques and anger management interventions.
In addition to membership in the above organizations, Francesca Kelly utilizes the resources of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and the Society of Southern California of Clinical Hypnosis (SCSCH) to augment her therapeutic repertoire. The Beck Institute and North Valley Anger Management (NVAM) are additional invaluable resources that are used to further support client needs, to mention just a few.