Therapist Profile

Name:
Francisca S. Lizana, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
6355 Telegraph Ave Ste 303 Oakland, CA 94609-1374 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(415) 527-7724
License Number
LMFT103989
Practicing Since:
2010
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am originally from Chile, and fully bilingual in Spanish and English. I love what I do. I trained in the UK and US with the vision to offer therapeutic services to children and adults through the arts in a variety of settings. Whilst I am humanistically trained and integrate echoing clinical practices, I am interested in the neuroscience of emotions and I focus my work on developing emotional literacy and social-emotional awareness in children and adults through creative expression. Furthermore, being an Expressive Arts Therapist means I work using a variety of creative modalities to explore, make meaning and integrate what is present. Sometimes words are not enough. Working through the arts is always a choice and I am happy to work solely through the spoken word. Having a wide palette of creative modalities such as drawing, painting, sculpting, moving/dance, acting, music, puppets, and sand tray, for example, assures there is always a choice in our process. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and offer individual, family, and group therapy.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm
Services
Bilingual Spanish/English Psychotherapy Expressive Arts Therapy Expressive Arts Therapy group facilitation Training/Workshop/Clinical presentations
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Specialized in Expressive Arts Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco CA M.A. Design and Media Arts, University of Westminster, London UK B.F.A. Licenciatura en Artes, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago Chile

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Other
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Process
Certifications
Marriage and Family Therapist Expressive Arts Therapy Certificates: -Therapeutic Applications of the Arts in Therapy and Education Emotional Literacy for School Children, Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London UK
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Hispanic, Latino, Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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