Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
Through her Maximé Clarity, Creating Space for Wellbeing and Mindful Brooklyn offerings, Francesca offers services to help address trauma, process grief, reduce stress, and more, including working with organizations and communities on addressing structural, organization and social/cultural trauma.
Maximé teaches meditation and mindfulness to individuals, executives, nonprofit leaders and groups in New York City, and throughout the U.S. and globally online, primarily through a secular mindfulness lens informed by ancient wisdom teachings as well as somatic psychotherapeutic approaches. Maximé integrates mindfulness and relational practices, Buddhist psychology, attachment styles, neuroscience research, positive neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, Focusing, narrative expression and somatic “bottom-up” approaches in her private and group teachings and trainings with clients and students. Francesca loves working with adults and couples to create space for their essential self to emerge and be brought into greater cohesion, integration, and balance in relationships with self and others.
Office 1: 808 Union Street Suite 3A, Office #6, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Office 2: 39 Wayside Lane, Ashland, MA 01721
Office 3: Online/Zoom
Public Contact Details:
telephone: (347) 417-5951
Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), IMTA-accredited certified mindfulness meditation teacher (CMT-P), certified Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy for Complex Trauma wellbeing guide, Relational Life Therapy Couples & Life Coach
Academic and training qualifications:
Francesca graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States with a degree in English Literature and Language. She went on to receive her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City, and became a licensed psychotherapist with the state of New York thereafter. Francesca has also completed certified trainings in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy, Focusing Oriented Therapy, Relational Life Therapy for Couples, Accredited Mindfulness Meditation, as well as Brainspotting 1 and 2 trainings. Francesca has also studied and practiced Internal Family Systems, Coherence Therapy/Memory Reconsolidation, AEDP, Attachment-Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Positive Neuroplasticity, and other somatic, experiential, and holistic therapeutic models including narrative/expressive arts therapy and poetry therapy.
o Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o Couple/Relationship therapy
o Focusing-Oriented Coaching
o Online/Skype sessions
o Telephone sessions
o Group or family therapy
Areas of special interest or advanced training:
Francesca works with adults, couples and groups to access bottom-up/inside-out, somatic and felt sense approaches to balance and wellbeing. With training in several trauma healing modalities as well as having a creative background in the use of metaphor through poetry, Francesca brings a unique set of insights to clients and practitioners alike. Much of Francesca’s work is on intergenerational and/or racialized trauma.
o I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)
o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)
o I offer training for organizations and teams
o Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors
Details of these and any other services:
Recent Publications (5 years or less):