Jorge Fernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hamden, CT, and is a Spanish-speaking, bilingual and bicultural therapist. He specializes in working with couples and families, as well as individuals across the lifespan who are facing anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and life transition issues.
In his work with adult clients, Jorge draws from strengths-based therapy types such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT.) Through these, he is able to help clients increase their toolbox of skills in dealing with daily stressors, and ultimately, build stronger interpersonal relationships.
In his work with children and families, Jorge focuses on the entire family unit, focusing on helping parents become stronger and more effective executives with their children. This may entail fostering healthier communication, identifying ways to set helpful boundaries, and support parents in feeling in charge of difficult parenting decisions with their children.
Jorge cares deeply about working with clients who are motivated and hopeful about enacting positive change in their personal and family lives. He looks forward to working with you.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 21 years
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Boys & Girls Village, MST-PSB Program Manager, 2014 - 2019
Brooklyn Community Services, Senior Supervisor of Preventive Services, 2008 - 2014
Vera Institute of Justice, Clinical Supervisor, 2006 - 2008
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services, Adolescent Therapist, 2001 - 2005
Miami Behavioral Health Center, Home-based Child/Family Therapist, 1997 - 2001
Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, MSW, 2000
Ackerman Center, Advanced clinical training in family systems therapy
Minuchin Center, Advanced clinical training in family systems therapy
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services’ Advanced Training Program, Advanced clinical training in family systems therapy