Ms. Franz's Distinguished Accomplishments and Associations Include:

Assistant Professor~ Tabor College

Clinical Assistant Professor~ Baylor Psychiatry Clinic/Baylor College of Medicine

Licensed Clinical Social Worker~ State of Texas (LCSW)

Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)

Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA)

Collaborative Law Training~ CLI-TX

Critical Incident Responder

International Coaching Federation (ICF)

.Ms. Franz grew up in the Midwest and completed her undergraduate degree in social work at Tabor College.  Graduating with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1980, Ms. Franz came to Houston in 1985 because she was chosen to receive the prestigious Postgraduate Fellowship in Clinical Social Work from the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.  As the Social Work Fellow, Ms. Franz was introduced to the diverse professional opportunities in the Texas Medical Center as well as the wider Houston Metropolitan Area.  Texas became her new home.

In her independent business, Ms. Franz provides services for individuals, couples and business groups including several major Employee Assistance Programs servicing employees at leading oil gas and manufacturing industries, engineering corporations, business owners, as well as county, state and federal government branches.  Her breadth and depth of experiences as a mental health professional brings a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to her role as a Mental Health Neutral in Collaborative Law Teams.

Ms. Franz develops bridges between people by establishing safe, trusting, and responsive environments~where all people can learn.  She has developed and facilitated interactive programs on communication, relationship building, discovering interpersonal styles, coping with stress, managing conflict, life/work balance, grief and coupling strategies.  Additionally, she is a part of a Critical Incident Stress Management Team which is available to provide appropriate crisis intervention throughout Houston.

With over 34 years as a professional, Ms. Franz brings a depth of knowledge, understanding and emotional intelligence to her psychotherapy, consulting and coaching relationships.  Her experiences as a manager, supervisor, academic/clinical faculty and psychotherapist included positions with the Sedgwick County Health Department, Rainbow's United, Tabor College, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, Rosewood Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Riceland MHMRA Emergency Screening and several EAP (Employee Assistance Programs).

Intelligent approaches to complex situations.

Mary E Franz LCSW,CEAP

Your Knowledgeable Connection to Relationship Success

Types of Services Offered

Individual/Conjoint EAP Sessions

Personal Growth Seminars

Critical Incident Responder

Mental Health Neutral/Collaborative Law