Thanks for visiting! I've been a licensed therapist working in Lafayette, California for 15 years and work with individuals and families, facilitate Men's Groups and present workshops to schools and community organizations. I've written articles for publications and have trained future therapists. I've taught graduate classes in counseling and guest-lectured at UC Berkeley. I frequently consult with other therapists and am a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
While I have seen individuals and families from many diverse populations and for a large number of presenting issues, my passion is working with Adolescents, Men, and Creative/Artistic people. My Philosophy as a therapist primarily includes a Humanistic and Existential perspectives because this is how I tend to view the world.
In addition to my training and experience, I have also been a School Counselor in a local high school for more than 20 years; this work has helped me understand the important interplay between personal challenges and academic realities.
Finally, I bring my own life experiences to this work, which include being a musician and songwriter with 8 albums to my credit, as well as spending a year of my life walking across the country with a group of 80 people. As the father of two children, and being in a committed relationship with my wife, I have a personal understanding of family dynamics which goes beyond my formal training. Finally, I have also been a client in therapy and understand this work from that point of view as well.
Ultimately, this work is a passion and for this reason, I thank you for visiting my site. Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.
David Franklin, MFT,
License No. MFC38755.