Franco Bernard, CSW

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Franco Bernard Rondon, CSW

Primary Therapist

Franco acquired his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Florida International University, majoring in social work. This culminated in both a BSW and MSW with Summa Cum Laude honors. His passion to advocate for underserved and underprivileged populations led him to becoming a social worker. As such, he has practice working as a care coordinator, a case manager, and a clinician. At one point in time, he was responsible for assessing all intakes into a hospital setting and handling its daily group therapy.
Franco relies on multiple approaches to help his clients, but his principal abilities lean on being able to hold space and forming a therapeutic alliance. Franco’s playful nature allows the kids around him to feel unencumbered and at ease. Prior to joining New Focus, Franco worked in a variety of settings including an outpatient therapeutic organization catering to LGBTQ teens, an acute psychiatric hospital unit, and a halfway house that served inmates, to name a few.  Franco’s malleability in working with different populations with differing diagnoses and contexts has served him well as he looks to support our neurodiverse teens.
Franco was born in Montreal, Canada, and moved to Miami at the age of 10. Growing up in South Florida, he spent his time at the beach, playing soccer, and enjoying the variety Miami’s culinary scene has to offer. Having recently moved out to Utah, he hopes to broaden his recreational palate by exploring the great outdoors and taking part in winter sports. He cannot wait to work with your adolescent and help them navigate the joys of life!