About me

I am a dedicated licensed clinical social worker in Oregon state and a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington state with over 24 years of demonstrated success working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Leadership and management experiences I have over 12 years of experience. My work history includes government agency, drug and alcohol facility, incarceration facility, psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospital, military behavioral health, owner of a private practice, and intensive outpatient and residential co-occurring secure program. My knowledge and abilities are working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, couples, and families. The areas in which I specialize are poverty, employment, alcohol and substance abuse, incarceration, legal issues, crisis intervention, psychiatric care, medical, military, and behavioral health issues. The strengths I possess are exceptional clinical psychotherapy and crisis counseling with extensive experience and a broad knowledge base. Also, my abilities include providing screenings, diagnosing, psychosocial assessments, treatment care plans, case management, consultations, referrals, discharge planning, and psychoeducation.

Establishing and maintaining trusting relationships by positively relating to clients of diverse backgrounds is extremely important to me. I am non-judgmental, genuine, ethical, as well as empathetic and able to provide the tools and information to positively change the distressing factors in the lives of clients.

Therapies and techniques I am trained in are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Buddhist Psychology.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


WA LICSW LW60254612

OR LCSW L13418


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Francis. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lisa from Regain Therapy has been incredibly helpful for us. She stands out because of her direct approach., and that's exactly what I need for my personality. No unnecessary fluff, which means we address our issues head-on. She understands both sides of the coin for me and my wife, ensuring both of us feel supported and heard. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for guidance through challenging times, especially when one partner suffers from addiction and the other does not.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Both my partner and I feel heard and supported by Lisa. She is knowledgeable!

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lisa Francis is honest and straightforward. She tells it like it is, which is exactly what you want in a therapist. She is level headed and always asks good questions; the type of questions that make you realize that the points she makes are valid. When you are on a video call with her, you can see that her concern is real and not forced or faked. I will contact her again and recommend that you do as well.

Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate Lisa's insight and supportive language. She reads a room well and was able to meet us where we're at in terms of chosen vernacular and casual candor.

Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lisa is extremely thoughtful and insightful. She helps make difficult topics more conversational. She is understanding and very experienced. My husband and I are grateful that we found her.

Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lisa is caring, knowledgeable, and professional. She has a lot of great ideas and tries to get a good understanding of her clients.

Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing! Obviously has experience, knows what she is talking about, and really cares! I'd recommend her to any couple.

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