Hezekiah joined the Well Clinic team in 2021. His vision for clinical practice aligns with that of the Well Clinic because he believes in pursuing holistic flourishing for soul, body, and spirit in addition to symptom reduction.
Dr. Franklin completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School, where he is also in the process of completing his M.A. in Systematic Theology. His pre-doctoral internship was completed at San Quentin State Prison, where he worked with inmates to facilitate healing from trauma, growth in adversity, and accepting what was outside of their control. Dr. Franklin was trained in psychological testing at a partial-hospitalization clinic, where accurate and timely diagnoses were essential. He also has extensive training with graduate and undergraduate-related concerns, having spent two years working with students from Wheaton College and the University of Chicago’s counseling centers. In these academic settings he helped individuals with a range of concerns from processing and integrating chronic trauma histories to alleviating test and social anxiety. Dr. Franklin values a multicultural approach and works to help clients to live with an integrated sense of their ethnic, religious/spiritual, sexual, and other identities.
Dr. Franklin also worked in a private practice in the heart of downtown Chicago, where he assisted a wide range of professionals in finding healthy rhythms of work and life, resolving relationship issues, and living purposefully. Dr. Franklin has a particular interest in matters of faith/spirituality and more general existential concerns. To specifically address these concerns, he holds a bachelor’s in philosophy and has studied in the areas of theological anthropology, systematic theology, and Christology. Dr. Franklin enjoys working with adolescents, couples, and adults.
In his free time, Hezekiah loves playing racquetball and ping pong with friends or strangers. He also enjoys cooking and soaking up scenic vistas with his wife.