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  • Senior Associate, The Couples Center, teaching, ongoing professional consultation and development. 1995 to present.
  • Organizational Consultant and then Care Team Staff Support, Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network, Santa Rosa, CA. 1991 to present.
  • Member, Domestic Violence Task Force for the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, 1982 -1985.
  • Lesbian Voters Caucus of Sonoma County, Community Award, for work and dedication to the lesbian community. March 1994.
  • NAMI (Nataional Alliance on Mental Illness), "Heroes in the Fight" Award, September 2008
  • Face To Face, Sonoma County  AIDS Network, 2009: Volunteer of the Year (serving since 1995)
  • Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Commission on AIDS. 2011: Dr. Marshall Kabota Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Frances S. Fuchs holds a PhD in Psychology from The University for Integrative Learning 
and a Masters degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University. She is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with both the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. She is an ordained Minister of The Association for the Integration of the Whole Person (a non-denominational, spiritual organization), which entitles her to do spiritual or pastoral mental-health counseling. She has been in private practice since 1982 and consults professionally with colleagues in the mental health field on an ongoing basis. She is committed to her continuing education in the fields of mental-health, human relationships and spiritual well being. 

Frances has trained in Humanistic and Transpersonal counseling for both individual and couples and all services rendered by her are done so from within her capacity as a Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor. She is not a licensed therapist or psychologist and would be happy to refer you to a licensed therapist, psychologist or other licensed mental health professional if you wish.

Frances has worked in collaboration with her mother, Natalie Rogers and her grandfather, Carl R. Rogers (1902 -1987) since 1975. Together they have been on panels, developed and facilitated groups and staffed Person Centered Approach residential workshops. Frances co-founded The Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Institute with Natalie Rogers in 1984.
"I’ve learned much from my grandfather, Carl R. Rogers and my mother Natalie Rogers, both respected and renowned psychologists. I’ve included links above to learn about these roots."