Christi DeFrancesco, LCSW

Christi is a Virginia native LCSW and has been in the field of behavioral health for over 17 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Radford University and Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  She has experience in the acute psychiatric and residential treatment settings where she held leadership positions that included experience in program management and development, risk management, human rights advocacy, business development, and community relations.  Christi has also has experience with growth and development of facilities including opening an adolescent RTC from the ground up.  Christi serves as an adjunct professor at VCU on the virtual platform for concentration year MSW students in their practicum field placements. She is passionate about serving and healing using breathwork, somatic experiencing, and social integration. She is married to her high school sweetheart and mother of two young children. In her spare time, Christi can often be found in the kitchen experimenting with recipes and baking, walking her dogs, or reading in her favorite cushy spot on the couch.