Kellie S. Ffrench, Ph.D., P.A.
I show women who are struggling with chronic illness and feel afraid, lost, and powerless how to reclaim their vibrant health, get great relief from stress and anxiety, and ignite a deeper level of healing.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from The University of Georgia and have been licensed to practice psychology in the state of Florida since 2003. My clinical training and experience have taken place in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center, community mental health center, and in a private practice.
I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I have experience working with a wide range of psychological issues, and became interested in women’s mind/body/spirit health during my graduate school training. I’d like to share with you my story. I remember being in graduate school when I began to realize that just dealing with the mind alone may not be enough to help people cope with their problems.
I discovered that a very important relationship between the mind and body existed, and to ignore this relationship would be to do clients a great disservice. I remember thinking that avoiding that relationship might actually help keep them stuck and unable to heal and move on.
I have found this holistic approach to be very effective when helping women cope with:
• Depression and Anxiety
• Relationship Health and Harmony
• Fibromyalgia and Other Health Problems
• Creating a Balanced, Honest Life
• Personal Empowerment
A more holistic approach in therapy will take your whole life into account to create insight into what patterns or beliefs may be getting in the way of your health and happiness. Based on my clinical work and research, I have found that true health and healing cannot occur on only one level, and that any problems or imbalances in one area of health can significantly affect your functioning in other areas of health.
For example, emotional stress, such as depression or anxiety, can set the stage for medical problems. And although medical issues can be effectively treated within the medical arena, it will be hard for healing to occur without dealing with the emotional and spiritual links to that illness.