Marie Francis, MA, LPCS, LCAS, NCC, MAC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Durham
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I enjoy using Family Systems approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
Prior to joining the mental health and addiction professions, I spent years in corporations and academia where I learned about the struggle to balance work and family, and the stress of maintaining productivity, remaining competitive and managing people can create unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance dependence, or feelings of anxiety or depression.
LPC Supervision: I was fortunate to have awesome supervision when I was an intern. The experience and clinical knowledge that was shared with still influences my practice. It is, therefore, my privilege to be able to provide clinical supervision to LPCA's who are entering the field and collecting their hours toward licensure.
Call or Email Marie Francis for a free phone consultation now - (919) 432-4665


  • School: Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: S8787 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $160
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors / Certificate #296040
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Membership: Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC / 24277
  • Member Since: 2011

Marie Francis's Groups

Sliver Sneakers Group

Have you recently retired, or planning to retire and are struggling with this life transition? Are you retired and find yourself raising your grandchildren? Come and be part of a group that is All About You!

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Poly Relationships, Secular Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • LPC Supervision
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Supervision Services


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017
Marie Francis, MA, LPCS, LCAS, NCC, MAC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Durham

Marie Francis

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LCAS, NCC, MAC