Nicole Francen

Nicole Francen

School based mental health therapist

Why did you choose Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area?

I have worked in several positions at FSA and I appreciate the sense of community that comes with FSA.

If you had to give a 2-minute elevator speech on what you do every day, what would you say?

I help to stabilize high risk students in their homes, schools, and communities. I currently work with Dundee Crown High School and Elgin High School.

What is the best part of working in the mental health field?

It is very rewarding and I enjoy developing relationships.

What is the favorite part of your job?

When I see growth and progress in my clients.

Who has had the most influence on your work career?

All my past and current supervisors have influenced my career in some way.

What is your favorite quote?

“Pain is the breaking of the shell that encompasses our understanding” -unknown

If you could meet someone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Sigmund Freud- I am one of the remaining psychodynamic therapists and he was a pioneer and a brilliant mind.

People would be surprised if they knew I ...

I have my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

If you could pick a superpower what would it be?

To fly.

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