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Welcome

I'm glad you're here

 
 

Every person has the ability to impact the world in a unique and powerful way.

However, struggles with insecurity, burnout, and relational conflicts can isolate us and keep us from realizing our full potential.

Therapy is a resource that can help you develop into a healthier version of yourself, which better equips you to be an agent of change in this world. 

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also specialize in working with couples to help them get unstuck from their cycles of conflict, and to build deeper, safer connection with one another.

It's a privilege to be invited into your relationships and your life journies, and to walk with you as we explore your dreams for a more fulfilling future.

 

 

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And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom. 
— Anaïs Nin
 
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About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (IMF88408) who works in private practice as part of Sync Counseling Center.

I am supervised by Curtis Miller, LMFT31636

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude
  • M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary

My training at both of these schools allows me to approach therapy with sensitivity to religious and spiritual matters.

 

professional affiliations

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Department of Social Science

 

Certifications

Prepare/Enrich is an assessment tool designed for engaged couples preparing for marriage. It includes completing an online assessment of your relationship, and then discussing topics such as communication and conflict resolution.

Services

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I provide therapy for both individual adults and couples. Common areas addressed in therapy include:

  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Preparation for Marriage
  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Burnout
  • Insecurity
  • Cancer
    • My personal and familial experiences with cancer shape my desire to be a support to the cancer community

In terms of what type of therapy I practice, I prefer to tailor my approach to the unique needs and personality of each individual client. However, I draw most frequently from the following therapeutic modalities:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
  • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy 
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

 

 
 
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What to Expect

At it’s core, therapy is a relationship you develop with your therapist that allows you to feel seen and understood, as well as challenged. It is through engaging in relationships that we come to know ourselves better, and therapy provides a space for you to explore yourself in the presence of a safe and objective other.

 

The First Session

 

Therapy exists for your benefit, so most sessions will focus on you getting the chance fully express yourself. However, the beginning of therapy can feel more structured as we get to know one another.

Here’s what to expect in our first session together:

  • You will be asked to complete paperwork regarding confidentiality and office policies, and you will have the opportunity to ask me questions and explain what you would like to improve through therapy.
  • I will explain more about the process of therapy and how we will be working together. I will also ask questions to get a sense for your history and how I can be most helpful to you.

Length & Frequency of Sessions

 

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes and are scheduled weekly, unless we mutually decide that a different framework would be beneficial to you.

 


Payment & Fees

The cost for Individual Therapy is $90 per session

The cost for Couples Therapy is $100 per session

Payment is due at the time of the session, and I accept cash, check, or credit cards. I can also accept most PPO insurance policies as an Out-of-Network Provider. 

Office location

 

4444 W Riverside Drive

Suite 208

Burbank, CA 91505

 

Parking: There is free parking available on the surrounding streets. You’re also welcome to park in the adjacent parking lot for $1.50 per hour.

 

 

Locating the Office: Use the elevator to access the second floor of the building to find the lobby. When you’ve entered the lobby, flip the light switch next to my name (Amy Di Francia). This will alert me that you have arrived and I will come out to greet you shortly.

 

Contact Me

To see if I could be the right fit to walk with you on your journey to health, contact me by phone, email, or online form to set up a free phone consultation.

 

Phone: (626) 921-4930

Email: adifrancia@sync.org

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Thank you for your message! I will do my best to respond as soon as possible. 

Please do not send confidential information via email or online form. 

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.