Marisa G. Franco, Ph.D.


Marisa G. Franco, Ph.D., is a psychologist, professor, and friendship expert. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland and works as a professor there currently. She writes for Psychology Today, and she has been a featured psychologist in The New York Times, NPR, and Good Morning America. Dr. Franco delivers talks about connection and belonging all over the country to private companies, universities, and non-profit organizations. She is the author of Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—And—Keep Friends.

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