Frances Osborn, MA, LPC

About Frances

Fran Osborn has earned a reputation as an expert in the field of vocational rehabilitation for those who are blind or visually impaired. Her experience includes work with those who have multiple disabilities, and she conducts career and personal counseling, independent living lectures, and grief and stress management classes.

She received a BA in Languages from Marywood College and a MA in Biblical Education and an MA in Biblical Counseling, both from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Fran's work with the visually impaired began with an internship at Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind and then moved directly to the Texas Division of Blind Services, where she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for 17 years. She retired so she could devote more time to her counseling practice.

Professional Experience

Board of Directors—Computers for the Blind

Serve as a member of the board, advising and helping the staff in their mission to provide computers outfitted to assist those who are blind or have extremely low vision. (11/2015–present)

Counselor—Insight Counseling

Private practice for individuals and groups, specializing in counseling clients with disabilities, ongoing physical problems, depression, and mood disorders. (2008-present)

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor—Division for Blind Services, Dallas, Texas

Administer and coordinate rehabilitation services and technology for persons, ages 18 through geriatrics, who are blind or visually impaired. Specialize in counseling minority population members and consumers with psychological differences, diabetics, and people with job retention issues. (1998-10/2015)

Phone Counselor—Texas Council on Compulsive Gambling

Assess, analyze, counsel, and refer for services clients ages 21 to retired. Work with minority populations and clients' family members. (1997-98)

Intern—Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dallas, Texas

Conduct assessment, provide individual and group, family, marriage, and geriatrics counseling. Perform administrative duties and process case load management reports. (1997-98)

Education, Certifications & Memberships


Master’s in Biblical Counseling

Dallas Theological Seminary (December, 1997).

Master's in Biblical Education

Dallas Theological Seminary (May, 1995).

B.A. in Languages

Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania (1974)


Licensed Professional Counseling Supervisor. Licensure October, 2006, #16632

Licensure October, 2006, #16632

Licensed Professional Counselor.

Licensure October, 2000, #16632.


Richardson Host Lion's Club


National ‘Blind Ambitions’ Groups

Co-Originator and Organizers, Charter Member

Texas Federation for the Blind

Former Recording Secretary

Texas Rehabilitation Action Network

Dallas Association of the Blind

Vice President of Finance

Dallas Foundation of the Blind

Board Member

Dallas Advisory Group on Disabilities

Inner-Urban Tribal Counsel

Committee Member

Service & Awards

Outstanding Women of Today—Builders of Tomorrow.

Altrusa International of Richardson, Inc., 2016.

Employee of the Year.

Texas Commission for the Blind.

Letter of Commendation.

From Florida Gov. Reubin Askew for work in National Association of Suggestion Systems.

Volunteer with a Heart Award and Volunteer of the Year.

Local YWCA.