Bethany (Koch) Franklin is a Lead Family Therapist, providing individual and group therapy, family therapy, and education. She is also a therapist in Caron Pennsylvania’s LGBTQIA+ track.
Using her training and education coupled with compassion and empathy, Bethany supports her patients and families as they come to realize that a healthy, happy life in recovery is possible.
Bethany joined Caron in 2017, first as a therapist in the Men’s Program, then in the Opioid Treatment Program in 2018. She currently supports family members as a member of the Family Services team. Prior to Caron, she did an internship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, working with young adults and adolescents with HIV and their families for a year.
She is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She is also trained as a Rainbow Advocate Clinical Specialist. She is currently working on her doctorate in social work at Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Education in human sexuality, both from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. She also has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
In this work, I get to watch patients open themselves to the possibilities that recovery offers as well as see the healing that takes place when family members have the expert support they need to come back together.”