310-299-2040
Select Page

Meet Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Frances Field

Frances Field, LMFT | Clinical Associate

she/her

Frances Field is a licensed clinician practicing in the state of New York. Frances holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), focusing on areas such as sexual and relational trauma, chronic pain, and addiction in both individuals and couples.

With a commitment to holistic healing, Frances rejects the notion of a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Instead, she embraces the uniqueness of each client’s journey, meeting them exactly where they are. Every session with Frances is personalized, tailored to address the distinct needs and circumstances of each individual or couple.

Drawing from a rich tapestry of therapeutic modalities, Frances integrates Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) into her practice. This comprehensive approach allows her to delve deep into the mind-body connection, regulate the nervous system, and explore the intricacies of self and relational dynamics.

Additional Trainings:
Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1)

Certified Integrative Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy to Treat Trauma, Anxiety, & Depression

Frances is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

“Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.”

– Esther Perel –

 Frances is currently accepting clients in New York.

NY LMFT #002201

 

w

Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

What is Frances's Approach?

At the heart of Frances’ approach lies a commitment to trauma-informed care. Grounded in the fundamental question of “what happened and/or what didn’t happen to you?” Frances navigates the therapeutic landscape with empathy and insight. She recognizes the profound impact of trauma on both the psyche and soma, employing psychoeducation as a powerful tool to empower clients who may have felt disempowered by their past experiences. By demystifying the therapeutic process and reframing symptoms as adaptive responses to adversity, Frances fosters an environment of understanding and agency. In her therapeutic practice, Frances is known for her directness and authenticity. She views therapy as a collaborative endeavor, where client and therapist work hand in hand towards healing and growth.

Emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a cornerstone of effective treatment, Frances cultivates an atmosphere of acceptance and humor, where clients feel safe to explore even the most challenging aspects of their experience. Clients often describe Frances as “compassionate, accepting, and ‘no BS’.” Frances often says, “Sexual shame thrives in silence and isolation, but when it’s met with compassionate understanding it has less of a hold on us.” This quote encapsulates her approach to working with clients who are grappling with shame and stigma surrounding sexuality.

By fostering open dialogue and creating a space of radical acceptance, Frances empowers her clients to reclaim their sexual agency and rewrite their own narratives of pleasure and intimacy.

 

Frances & Couples in Conflict

When working with couples in conflict, Frances employs a nuanced approach informed by attachment and polyvagal theory. By illuminating the interplay of attachment styles and wounds within the relationship dynamic, Frances helps partners navigate conflict, foster empathy, and deepen intimacy. Through regulation of the nervous system and exploration of relational triggers, Frances equips couples with the tools to communicate effectively and navigate future challenges with resilience and empathy.

“Learn to read symptoms not only as problems to be overcome but as messages to be heeded.”

-Gabor Maté, When the Body Says No

FREE 30 MIN INITIAL CONSULTATION