Clients:  Adults. Individuals & Couples

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Career Development
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth

  • Payment: Services are self-pay

    Thelma can provide an itemized receipt if you have and choose to file for out-of-network mental health benefits.


    Thelma Franco, MBA, MS, LPC

    Licensed Professional Counselor



    Thelma is no longer practicing at EMPOWERED.


    She has started her own private practice in Plano!


    You can visit her website at for more information!




    Does your life feel out of balance? Anxiety, stress, depression, and other emotional symptoms affect our health and our relationships and sometimes we need help. One of my interests is to help people deal more effectively with workplace demands to create a healthy balance between work and home. I understand the complexities of a corporate profession because I have had an extensive career in Business and Finance working for Fortune 500 companies. I also have a special interest in one’s personal growth because I believe it is the foundation for improvements in all areas of life. Personal growth can include processing relationship patterns, healing from past hurts, exploring mental causes for physical illness, or identifying and modifying unhealthy patterns of thought and behaviors.


    Counseling is an opportunity for you to work on specific issues such as feelings of discouragement, self-awareness, and challenges in relationships, work, and love. Ours will be a collaborative relationship in which we will work together to help you meet your goals. We will utilize a variety of strategies, which may include: processing of thoughts and feelings, changing perceptions, and developing new solutions to problems.  How can you benefit?  You could increase self-reliance and confidence while learning better ways to work, relate and cope with change.


    How am I qualified to help you meet your goals?  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and earned my Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University.  In 2007 I earned a MBA from the University of Dallas and I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.


    I look forward to assisting you in cultivating a new life!