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Therapist in Evanston, Illinois,
Carissa Francisco, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Evanston, Illinois, Carissa Francisco, LPC

Carissa Francisco, LPC

Carissa Francisco works with clients to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. Carissa’s goal in working with clients is to aid in their therapeutic process and recovery by assisting in the healing of relationship wounds or other personally identified goals.

Carissa works with children and teens to identify their emotions and understand their behaviors. In her work with couples, Carissa aims to stay neutral to the relationship. Utilizing in-session exercises, clients will learn self awareness as it pertains to their relationship.

Carissa utilizes a trauma-informed approach that is person-centered and solution-focused. Carissa integrate emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Carissa pulls from various techniques to aid in your care from a holistic perspective.

Carissa has worked with couples, families, and individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences that have experienced parenting/co-parenting and family issues, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, crisis, and depression and anxiety.

Seeking therapeutic help is a courageous first step to your recovery.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amita Health (Pathways)
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Consociate
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Tricare
  • Whole Brother


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • LGBTQ+


  • English



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