Therapist Profile

Name:
Della Fernandes, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
935 Moraga Road Suite 215 Lafayette, CA 94549-4562
Phone:
(925) 365-6968
Location:
1204 Burlingame Avenue, Ste 5 Burlingame, CA 94010-4139
Phone:
(925) 365-6968
License Number
LMFT50734
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
BREAK FREE FROM YOUR RESTRICTIVE PATTERNS...EMBRACE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES! My education and past experience in the world of psychology and business has allowed me to work within both industries that I am passionate about. In my years of experience in therapy, I have had the privilege to work with clients on their journey through challenges of depression, stress, anxiety, grief, relationship problems (work, couples and family), [teenagers and Children…..] and parenting issues. The age ranges of these clients have been from 5 to 64. I have had the honor to work with diverse cultures, some of which are Eastern European, Indian, Asian, Middle –Eastern, European and Caucasian. Many of my clients have chosen to continue into long term therapy for support through life’s future challenges. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I have over 15 years of experience in the field of Business Operations, Human Resources and Project Management. My business experience was gathered in the Investment Management /Financial Services, Airline and Software Industries. I have a Masters in Personnel Management, and am a certified Project Manager with PMI. I continuously strive to remain current with the challenges in today's workplace to understand your perspective and use my skills in therapy, in collaboration with you, to achieve your therapy goals. Approach to Therapy In therapy, I work with you to understand your work relationships and their impact on your significant relationships within your social system and vice versa. We work together on creating an awareness and understanding of the unconscious thoughts and beliefs underlying your problems so that you can break free from your restrictive patterns and inhibitions. This allows you to embrace your opportunities, help promote your growth, improve your efficiency and productivity at work, and resolve your symptoms. In discussing these issues within the context of therapy, my hope for you is that you have the freedom to enjoy both your work and family relationships and that you continue to flourish successfully in both. Give yourself the gift of therapy. Call me at 925-365-6968 to make an appointment.

About My Practice

Office Hours
10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. Convenient Office Location, Phone and Skype Sessions for regular clients on a need basis.
Services
Impact of work relationships on Family and social relationships Impact of family stress on work relationships Challenges of managing relationships within a work team Career stress and changes Unemployment stress Depression Anxiety Stress Grief Personality Conflicts and challenges Relationship Counseling Couples Counseling Marital, Pre-Marital and Post-Separation Counseling Divorce and Parenting Spiritual and Religious Counseling Parenting Issues Group Therapy Teenagers Challenges Work-Life Balance Issues Phase of Life Challenges Mid-Life Personal Growth and Self Esteem Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sexual Challenges Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy Challenges Transitional Challenges Dealing with terminal Illness Challenges Supporting a sick member of the family challenges Addiction Issues (Alcohol, Sex, Gambling) Individual Challenges Single life-style challenges Eating Disorders Communication Issues Women's Issues Ethnicity/Multicultural relationships Phobias Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Insurance
Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Psychology - Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Masters in Personnel Management - specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Christian Based Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Certifications
Project Management Professional certification
Languages Spoken
Hindi, Other
Ethnicity
Other

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