Turning Towards Solutions For Individuals, Couples & Families

Evidence-Based, Client-Centered
Counseling Services

Licensed in WA, MO, IL, MI, OH, and IN

I help clients achieve their goals for wellness for themselves, their relationship with others, and their dream of building a family. As a licensed clinician with over 30 years’ experience in social services, and an adoptive mom, I am aware of the challenge of finding quality social services for both mental health needs and adoption. While the typical social service model focuses on problems, I help clients turn toward solutions with evidence-based, client-centered approaches.
Contemplating Divorce?
There's hope.
Discernment counseling offers couples in struggling marriages intensive sessions to make important decisions about the future of their relationship. Couples Therapy, using the Gottman Method, is available for those ready to heal and grow their marriage.
Feeling Stuck
Move beyond talk therapy.
Innovative treatment to facilitate breakthrough from past trauma and other mental health problems using Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Dreaming of a Family?
Adoption is possbile!
Helping families realize their adoption dreams with home study services. Embryo, domestic & international child adoption support.
My counseling practice implements two innovative models of therapy -- Accelerated Resolution Therapy which quickly replaces negative memories and body sensations with positive ones that the client chooses, and the results are often long lasting, and the Gottman Method for couples therapy that helps struggling relationships develop new ways to rebuild, communicate, and solve conflicts long term and this model is based on over 40 years of research.

Gottman Couples Therapy

Many couples find success with this innovative approach which goes beyond traditional talk therapy, and is rooted in over 40 years of research conducted by Dr. John Gottman/The Gottman Institute. Gottman therapy is used, in addition to Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), to support a couple’s relationship goals.

Discernment Counseling

If you are a married couple on the brink of making big decisions about whether to stay married, and one of you is leaning in to the marriage while the other is leaning out, then Discernment Counseling is for you. In 1-5 sessions you and your spouse can do a deep dive into the heart of the matter to bring clarity and confidence into your decision making.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART Therapy is an evidence-based therapy to help individuals overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, cravings, and more. Clients often report that this process is easier and faster (and even fun) in comparison to traditional “talk therapy.” With ART, clients let their brain show them the problem along with positive replacement images. The brain does the work.

Meet Faith

Hello, I am Faith Franz. I have a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Education. I hold clinical social worker licenses in several states including WA, MO, IL, MI, OH, and IN. I have worked in the social services field for over three decades. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families turn toward solutions that will help them heal, grow and achieve their dreams.

Cross The Bridge To a New Beginning

Island Sound Counseling welcomes you to our Whidbey Island location located just 2 hours north of Seattle. The Deception Pass bridge offers convenient access to Whidbey Island.
Island Sound Counseling LLC
380 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 205
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
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  • In-office counseling available to all.
  • Virtual counseling available for clients who reside in WA, MO, IL, MI, OH, and IN.
  • Workshops available to all.
  • Adoption home studies available in WA.

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