Dr. Glenn Francis

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psy.D., MFT
 therapist: Dr. Glenn Francis,
In-Person in San Rafael, CA 94901
Online in California
When you share your difficulty with me, you feel relief – and I feel privileged. Tangible relief is where my work starts, with diminished shame, reduced anxiety, and you starting to feel unstuck. You find healing is truly in your own hands, and this brings confidence, fulfilment and loving yourself.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Senior

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Experiential
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: When you tell a caring listener what troubles you there is immediate relief. You are not alone; you can share your inner world. Hidden reservoirs inside - sometimes dread & shame - can gradually become strength, resiliency & deep caring for yourself.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Glenn Francis Psy.D., MFT
  • Male
  • License # 85352
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 1997
Education: I have Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral level education in psychology with extensive training and experience, particularly in working with eating disorders and all the challenges accompanying them: depression, anxiety, trauma, and shame.


  • Average Session Fee 190
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I maintain a number of sliding scale spaces in my practice -- please ask if one of these would work better for you.
  • Out of Network
  • I can provide you a 'super-bill' for submission to your insurance.

Dr. Glenn Francis Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Dr. Glenn Francis Practice Description
My being profoundly present with you when you share your difficulties encourages you to find more of what’s true in yourself. Feeling welcomed and safe, you are gradually able to be more authentically you. With this sincerity on board you are more able to deal realistically and truly with your life. Along the way of this happening, you find you are less afraid of your feelings, whether they are good or bad. The reality of what you feel – and of the thoughts you have, is just how life is showing up; the uniqueness of you. Self-criticism diminishes, and self-encouragement grows. There’s a sense of you finding yourself again, of rediscovering who you really are. Life is good, as it is, as you are; you had just forgotten it. Amidst trauma, amidst very difficult experiences in childhood or later, you gradually went down into the darkness of yourself. You felt alone there, in the dark. Now that you have encouraging company, you find yourself on a journey of return. This enables you to gradually acknowledge, and then come back toward all of the difficult places in yourself that you might have once avoided. The suffering of that avoidance begins to go away. In its place appears a kind of strength and confidence that you realize is your birthright of fulfillment, and self-love. The very first step of this process is acknowledging that you are suffering, and are too much alone with it. Reaching out is in itself a relief. Then finding yourself accompanied by someone who knows the dark and is not afraid to accompany you there is more relief, and more encouragement, and the dawning of light upon the path of yourself.

Practice Overview

900 Fifth Avenue
Available both in-person and online
27 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Driving Directions

My office is within easy reach of the freeway and central San Rafael transportation hubs. 900 5th Avenue, Suite 203, San Rafael is at the corner with Nye Street: there is plentiful parking nearby.

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