Dr. Franciscus is a Psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto and Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, then completed her internship and psychiatry residency at Stanford University. Dr. Franciscus has specialized interest in the care of addiction and trauma, as well as, women’s mental health. She currently works in the Homeless Veteran Rehabilitation Program and Trauma Recovery Program at VA Menlo Park. Additionally, she has been a group therapy facilitator for Stanford’s Medical Student Reflection Groups and Women in Science and Engineering groups.