Frances A. Lanza, LCSW
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in New York, and I am one of four children born to two very protective Italian parents. I went to college in Boston and received my bachelor's degree in sociology. I then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where I earned my master's degree in social work. I chose to become a social worker because I choose to acknowledge the needs of others. I enjoy reaching out to those in need to provide support, care and help in empowering them to grow into the individual they want to be.
About my practice
During my career, my focus has been working with children and adolescents. I spent 11 years working at Grady Health System in their outpatient child and adolescent clinic. As an individual that has a significant learning disability myself, I found it very rewarding to assist children and adolescents in connecting with their feelings and insecurities. This helped me develop insight to the way their emotions and feelings drive their behaviors and assist them in using this knowledge to guide them towards developing a healthy sense of self.
How I thrive
I thrive by keeping my focus on the three main things I need to survive: Health, happiness and ability to love and care for others. When I am able to help my family, friends and patients connect with what is important in their lives, I thrive.