Estepha Francisque, LCSW

Owner at Forward Ethos
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I am a psychotherapist, a husband, and a father of two girls.
I run a therapy practice based in Oakland, California based on the values of meeting people where they are and removing barriers to getting help.
I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life. I have received trainings and held certifications in a number of therapies, including CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, MDFT, and Motivational Interviewing.
As well as my client work, I have appeared on podcasts and mental health and relationship articles as a guest expert.
I have also supervised other therapists in multidimensional family therapy techniques as well as provided oversight in providing dialectical behavioral therapy,

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  • Emotional pain is processed the same in our brains as physical pain, so we often find [a breakup] unbearable, much like a massive migraine or a bone break or sprain. In the same way we have an immediate urge to relieve these physical pains, we often rush to relieve emotional pain as well, even unconsciously.

    17 May 2021
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    17 May 2021