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Jorge Fernandez(He/Him/His)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Family issues-Couples counseling-Adolescent mental health-Anxiety-Depression-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Thank you for visiting my profile.  If you are looking to work with me, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and be ready for me to help you learn new skills and try new, perhaps scary, things.  Therapy is hard work. It involves going into the outside world and trying new, often scary things, whether that may be with our partners, families, or even ourselves. It's often by taking ourselves out of our comfort zone, and breaking up those same old patterns that are not working for us, that we truly begin to see change.  Working with me means that we are in this together, and I look forward to going on this journey with you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Private Practice
Boys & Girls Village, MST-PSB Program Manager
Brooklyn Community Services, Senior Supervisor of Preventive Services
Vera Institute of Justice, Clinical Supervisor
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services, Adolescent Therapist
Miami Behavioral Health Center, Home-based Child/Family Therapist

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


Connecticut: 8471


English, Spanish


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HUSKY Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$75 - $175
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Jorge was very inviting and cared about the questions that I had and the style of counseling that I was looking for. He was friendly over the phone, which made him easy to talk to."
- Zencare client January 2020
"My experience with Jorge is he’s a very personable and thought conscientious person who’s able to proactively guide and recommend immediate actions to help transform your thoughts and challenges."
- Zencare client October 2021