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Frances Kushner, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, ACSW

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Overview

Qualifications:
  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: USC
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: LCS 11626 California
Background:

In private practice since 1987, I treat children, adults and families. My specialities include abuse issues, domestic violence, and disaster management. I received my MSW at USC, followed by a two-year postgraduate fellowship at Reiss Davis Child Study Center. I completed coursework and was admitted to candidacy for a Ph.D. in clinical social work at USC.

Having completed a two year fellowship in clinical social work I did receive extensive training in psychotherapy working with children and families.In addition my studies at USC were focused on abuse and family violence.

Specialties

I specialize in Abuse Issues, Domestic Violence, Relationship Issues and Disaster Management.

Issues:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD
Age Groups:
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Methodology

My Approach:

My theoretical approach balances psychodynamic insight with cognitive restructuring, but I believe that the therapeutic bond is the most important agent of change. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Finances

Avg Cost (per session):

$120 - $230 (Sliding Scale)

Accepts Payment Methods:

Cash or Check

Insurance:

APS, Aetna, Beech Street, BlueCross/BlueShield, Great-West, Horizon, MHN, Magellan Behavioral Health, Medicare, PacifiCare, TRICARE, ValueOptions, WellPoint and many more.

Location

Address:

3939 Atlantic Ave., Suite #211, Long Beach, CA 90807

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