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Associates & Contact Information

Dr. DaLene Forester is not taking on any new clients at this time, please feel free to reach out to her associates below! 


I can help.

My name is David Franceschini. I am a Master’s level graduate from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University-Irvine, and I’m a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Redding, CA under Dr. DaLene Forester. My predominant modalities are EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, and the Townsend Method, a competence and character growth model, from which I primarily work with trauma, depression, anxiety, and men's issues.  I am a husband of 20 years and a father to three beautiful, spunky daughters who are all very different from each other.  I also have a story that involves loss at a young age and a mid-life career change.


The reality is that everyone has a story.  No human is immune from heartache, loss, fear, insecurities, and traumas big and small.  If you’re alive, you’ve experienced some STUFF, and you don’t have to carry the burden alone.  I have almost a decade of experience in counseling, helping people step out of pain and into freedom.


If you’re ready to start your wellness journey, becoming the best version of you, send me a message at (530)918-4943. I have availability on most weekdays and accept private payment (with Medi-Cal/Partnership being accepted in the near future).

Hope starts here.

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I hold a safe place for adults, children, couples and families facing anxiety, depression, loss, illness, PTSD, and relationship or parenting difficulty. I'll help you cope- and explore underlying struggles which need clarity and healing. That's where you'll find freedom- and release that transforming light. 

Specialty Training In: 

  • Trauma Treatment (EMDR)

  • Parent Support for childhood social/emotional challenges

  • Evidence-based couples therapy (EFT)

  • Grief Support


I Also Utilize: 


  • Sand Tray

  • Creative Process- including art therapy & other modalities

  • Play Therapy

  • Mindfulness and Self Compassion

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As your therapist, I look forward to joining you in navigating life's challenges in a realistic and helpful way. While therapy can be an intimidating pursuit it also has the potential to be an exciting and rewarding experience that leads to a more fulfilling life. With a thoughtful and considerate approach, your unique goals and personality are guideposts to our work together. My priority as your therapist is to meet you where you are while creating an environment that offers a safe yet motivating process to move towards healing and overall well-being. I hope to offer personal support and a fresh perspective no matter where you are in your journey.

I am a trauma informed clinician, that is EMDR trained and well versed within Cognitive Behavioral and Client Centered approaches to therapy. I use these tools to assist my clients in healing and developing skills to live a more rewarding and fulfilling life.

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Maria is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Simpson University in 2021. As a student, Maria provided psychotherapy for students at Red Bluff High School during the practicum portion of her program.  After graduating, Maria spent a year at Children's Legacy Center for Resilience where she treated youth and families affected by trauma.  Currently, Maria sees youth, couples, families and individual adults in private practice under the supervision of DaLene Forester, LMFT.  Maria has completed training in, and offers EMDR, Brainspotting, Expressive Art Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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