Wes Francois, LCSW - Georgia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Wes Francois

Wes Francois


14 years of experience
Solution oriented

Westly Francois, a dedicated Certified EMDR Therapist, is not just an ordinary therapist. With licensure in both Florida and Georgia, his 13 years in the mental health field have been a journey of passion, learning, and genuine commitment to change. Known for his ability to simplify the complex, Westly creates an atmosphere where clients eagerly anticipate each session. His youthful energy is infectious, making difficult conversations seem like chats with a friend. But what truly sets Westly apart is his dedication to addressing generational trauma within the African-American and military veterans communities. He's not just treating symptoms; he's initiating healing, one heart at a time. And yes, he does this fluently in both English and Haitian Creole, bridging cultures with every word. Westly's educational background is as impressive as his clinical experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and a Master of Social Work from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). With over a decade in various mental health settings, his expertise spans anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. His therapy isn't one-size-fits-all. He blends cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and eye movement desensitization therapies to meet each client's unique needs. But his work isn't confined to the therapy room. Westly mentors youth and young adults, guiding them toward a brighter future. Westly believes in therapy that empowers. His approach is a perfect balance of realism and aspiration, designed not just to navigate the present, but to courageously shape the future. Westly is more than his credentials; he's a beacon of hope in a journey toward healing.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first sessions, the client's history and an overall treatment plan will be discussed. During this process I will identify and clarify potential targets for EMDR. Target refers to a disturbing issue, event, feeling, or memory for use as an initial focus for EMDR.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am particularly sensitive to clients who struggle to trust or open up to others. I am very aware of how early attachment can injury can cause lasting problems and can tune in to subtle dynamics in relationships, including the therapeutic relationship.

About Wes Francois

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Our brains have a natural system for processing information and experiences so that we can keep what we need for wisdom, learning, and growth and let the rest go. But sometimes disturbing experiences overwhelm that processing system, or we don’t have the information we need for our brains to make sense of what happened in a healthy way. Then, our brains and bodies hold on to all the pieces of the old experience and those can get triggered by reminders in our present life. The eye movements and other right-left stimulation in EMDR activate your brain’s information processing system in the security of my office so you can successfully process the experience and let go of what’s not useful to you.