Andrew S DeFrance
MA/MFT Associate/Clinical Associate
Andrew DeFrance, a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, holds a B.S. in Human and Family Development from Arizona State University and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. Andrew comes with prior experience from Jackson County Mental Health, working with clients transitioning into adulthood, as well as providing specialized diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families impacted by a first episode of psychosis. He enjoys working with couples, individuals, and families. Andrew practices from a systemic perspective, with value placed on collaboration, growth, and curiosity. He works to guide clients through their challenges to help them find growth and healing in a holistic approach that addresses their mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Andrew primarily approaches treatment through a combination of attachment-based and cognitive-behavioral frameworks. When working with couples and families, he uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving, evidence-based approaches for resolving distress in intimate and parent-child relationships. When working with individuals, he uses a cognitive-behavioral approach that is interwoven with systemic and attachment-based interventions.