Fran is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her BS and MS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Ph.D. and Nurse Practitioner training at the University of California, San Francisco. Her view of mental health takes into consideration the brain’s biology, genetics, past experiences, and sociocultural and lifestyle factors. She is interested in treating individuals and families across the lifespan and offering support through life’s many transitions. She believes in the importance of creating a non-judgmental, safe therapeutic space with a style that is down to earth, yet professional. She utilizes an integrative treatment approach offering psychotherapy and medication while not overlooking basic elements of health including nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management. She loves spending time out in nature either walking or out on the bay. Despite having grown up on the east coast, she is happy and grateful to have made the San Francisco Bay Area her home. She looks forward to embarking on a relationship of discovery and healing with her clients at Silicon Valley TMS.