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Rachelle Fernandez, LMFT
I use eclectic approaches along with evidence-based models to ensure my clients feel the treatment is based on their own individual needs.

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Rachelle Fernandez, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Gottman method couples therapy, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I did my training with adoptees, foster care, and attachment trauma. Since becoming a therapist, I have continued my training with trauma and have extensive experience with positive parenting, managing work/life balance, managing life's challenging transitions, and anxiety.

I use eclectic approaches along with evidence-based models to ensure my clients feel the treatment is based on their own individual needs. I love collaborating and using concrete interventions so my clients feel as though they are leaving therapy with a toolbox of coping skills. I believe that my clients should be active participants and transparent if our approach needs to be modified. I will assign homework when I see fit and ensure my clients leave the session knowing what to focus on in that coming week.

Education

MS - Counseling, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University Long Beach

License Number and State

CA 118556

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Being adopted informed my decision on wanting to become a therapist. Wanting to help people understand how to better adapt their behaviors to feel more comfortable and confident in their life and self despite challenges being thrown their way.

What are your interests outside of work?

Cooking, reading, spending time with my son, and BBQing with family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Using grounding, such as reading or cooking, helps my emotional well-being daily.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Anything that helps foster care/adoptees.

How do you recharge?

Spending time with family and friends cooking and laughing.

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 cats and one dog. My pets all have different and unique personalities they make me laugh daily.

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