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Laurene Franco

Outpatient Mental Health Professional

LMHC

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Education:

University of Chicago - Master’s degree from The Crown School of Social Work

Drake University - Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Laurene Franco

Clinical Interests:

Laurene’s interest and experience includes counseling teens and adults. Her primary areas of focus are anxiety, depression, grief/loss, women’s issues, and career and school-related concerns.

Clinical Approach:

Laurene uses a client-centered approach and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals reach their full potential and live their best life.

Hobbies:

In her free time, Laurene enjoys spending time with family and friends and hiking with her dog, Ollie Waffles. She also enjoys traveling, reading, sewing/crafting, practicing yoga, and tending her veggie garden in the summer.

Clinic Contact Info

Des Moines Clinic

600 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 255-8399