Francia Telesford

Registered Social Worker, MSW, ACSW, CLE, PMH-C
 therapist: Francia Telesford,
In-Person in Culver City, CA
Online in California
Thanks for taking time to find care for yourself. You deserve the same wellness and care that you extend to others. Most of my clients come to me seeking help with anxiety, depression, and perinatal mental health. I love and have a wealth of experience working with individuals and families and building relationships. In my own journey to healing, I have had to learn to navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and postpartum stress and anxiety. I understand what it feels like to be overwhelmed and to want someone to see and care for you in a way that feels genuine. I have been working in the helping profession for 20 years in various settings from private practice, non-profit, hospital, educational and street outreach settings. I have helped clients from childhood to the elderly who have suffered from housing and food insecurity to the most affluent. My goal is to meet you where you are and to partner with you to decrease your suffering no matter where you are in your life stage. We all deserve wellness.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English and French

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Christian
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoeducational
Approach Description: I cater my sessions to meet clients where they are. While we all have similar experiences, not everyone responds to the same approach. My goal is to help you feel seen and heard and to feel safe during our sessions.

Education & Credentials

Francia Telesford MSW, ACSW, CLE, PMH-C
  • Female
  • License # ASW #87822
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: USC: Master of Social Work with Families and Children Concentration (MSW); UCLA: BA Psychology with French Minor; UCSD Extension: Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLE); Postpartum Support International: Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C)


  • Average Session Fee 200
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Ask me about sliding scale. It is offered to those clients in need including students and those with minimal income. We also offer superbills for those who want to submit to insurance for possible reimbursement.
  • Out of Network
  • While we don’t accept insurance we do offer superbills for those who want to submit to insurance for possible reimbursement.

Francia Telesford Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Woodland Hills, CA 91364
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Online therapy is provided through secure video link sent to you from Simple Practice
Francia Telesford Practice Description
We are a culturally competent and inclusive therapy practice. We believe in offering kindness and wellness to our clients no matter what background they come from. In addition, we are sensitive to financial stress and constraints and offer lower sliding scale options to students and those with limited income. Finances should never get in the way of quality care and support.

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