Fransheska Cardona-León, LCSW, C-DBT

Headshot of Fransheska Cardona-León, LCSW

Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (FL), License # SW21763
Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist
Certified Domestic Violence Advocate & CORE Competency Trainer (FL)

Area of Focus:

  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders
  • Victims of gender-based violence
  • Hispanic/Latinx population
  • Adoption and child welfare
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Education:

Master’s in clinical social work, MSW, Ana G. Mendez University
Bachelor in Criminal Justice, BS, Ana G Mendez University

Professional Organizations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Postpartum Support International (PSI)

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Professional Background

Fransheska Cardona is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a group practice as a full-time bilingual therapist. The past four years of her career have working with victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence & Human Trafficking. She has also worked with families impacted by the child welfare system, providing services to reunite families. She worked with STOP Grants funded by the Department of Justice & Office of Violence Against Women. Both grants (Trauma Informed Pilot Project & Batterer Accountability Project) were tailored to elevate services for survivors of domestic violence. Fransheska is also a faculty member for higher education in the Social Work Department. She is passionate about supporting trauma survivors during their healing journey. She is also dedicated to supporting the Hispanic/Latinx community with life transitions & acculturation.

In the mental health setting, Fransheska focuses on a client-centered & empowerment-based model that draws on the client’s & their family’s strengths. Fransheska believes in a holistic mind. Body & soul approach when working with clients. Her training is in dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and solution-focused with a trauma-informed care component. She is also in the process of training to become a Certified Perinatal Mental Health professional.