Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders Hermosa Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach California

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders Hermosa Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach California

(310) 957-2099
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Lucia Sosa Franco, LCSW

Psychotherapist Long Beach

Psychotherapy for Adults, Children and Families Psychological Testing

My Approach to Therapy

The relationship I build with clients is my priority. I have ten years of experience working in the County of Los Angeles with underserved communities of all backgrounds and I am continuously driven to assist others in challenging and turbulent moments. As a community mental health therapist, I focused on providing services to probation youth and their families by implementing Functional Family Therapy. I also have experience providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents. These prevention and intervention models draw from individual strengths and help resolve emotional difficulties. Together we will build the skills that are necessary to obtain a greater sense of self-awareness and a strong foundation for healthy relationships with yourself and others.

Psychiatric Conditions I treat:

Psychiatric Conditions

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Children & Adolescents

Couple & Family Related Issues

Grief and Bereavement

Professional Experience:

Crime Victim Counseling Center-Psychotherapist

Provided therapeutic services to victims of crime and treated clients with multiple traumas such as but not limited to,  sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse,  grief and loss.  

Star View Community Services- Mental Health Specialist

Provided individual therapy to children and adolescents with post traumatic stress disorder using Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy principles and techniques.

Provided Functional Family Therapy to youth and their families by using a change-oriented treatment  model.

El NIDO Family Center-Intern

Serviced individual, group therapy, and group psycho-education to culturally diverse at-risk youth in the city of Watts.

SHIELDS for Families-Intern

Facilitated a psycho-educational group to recipients of CalWORKS.  


Increased number of self-represented litigants in the Los Angeles Self-Help court based program and provided linkages to appropriate resources.


University of Southern California, Master of Social Work

California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts, Child Development and Family Studies.


Licenced Clinical Social Worker # 79264 (California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Professional Affiliations:

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Half of the problem is recognizing that there is a problem; the other half is doing something about the problem.  This is the time to invest in yourself  and work towards building self-confidence and develop new skills to decrease mental and emotional exhaustion. In return, this can lead you to create room for hope and new meaning to life.

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