Frances MacDonald, LSW
Phone: (209)985-7690


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I am a licensed social worker. The current population in which I serve include adolescents and adults. I graduated with my masters degree in social work in 2021 following an internship completed at Playful Healing and Counseling. Previously I was employed in home based case work serving families and children involved with the Department of Child Services. This experience provided me with the opportunity to work with clients who have experienced trauma and crisis and provide stability through the development of a caring and trusting relationship.  


In my practice I work with clients to develop an understanding as to how past experiences influence their current emotional and behavioral state. Work with clients also entails education and use of skills that work to reduce symptoms and increase functioning. Through art based therapy and written expression it is my goal to help my clients better understand their experience and environment and learn how to cope with difficult emotions. 


As a therapist I value gaining the trust of my clients and providing them with a safe environment in which they are able to heal, achieve current and future goals, and work towards a bright future.