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Edward Fernandez Psychotherapy, PsyD

Dr. Edward Fernandez specializes in working through trauma and transitions to alleviate the impact of symptoms, such as shock or denial, while intervening in long-term disturbances that can take the form of irregular moods, intense guilt, depression, anxiety, flashbacks, or difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Change is normal and he helps you work through it, together.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My therapy is informed by dialectical behavior treatment as it permits the incorporation of various techniques to ensure the achievement of client-based goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
During late adolescence, with no direction in life and limited support, I began experiencing my own symptoms of depression and didn’t necessarily know what it was. I ended up enrolling in therapy and, as a second-generation, Latinx man, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. This ignited my interest in and motivation for studying psychology. I saw the benefits of taking time to respect myself and my process and receive validation for the life I was building. From that point on, I have been involved in the mental health field either through employment or education. After completing graduate school and entering into the field, I worked with severe mental illness and gained an interest in working with personality disorders by incorporating dialectical behavior techniques into my individual therapy. Having been in therapy at various times myself, it has always assisted me in becoming unstuck and getting back to feeling effective.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process is simple and straightforward. During the initial call, we will both see if we can work with each other. I will be honest and inform you as to how I feel I may be helpful in your therapy. Each client is unique and therefore no one approach will cover everyone. Tailoring the therapy and interventions to suit the client works best. My therapy is informed by dialectical behavior treatment as it permits the incorporation of various techniques to ensure the achievement of client-based goals. I find it rewarding to work with individuals who have difficulty with mood fluctuation, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I continue to enhance my understanding of trauma throughout the lifecycle in order to inform my practice.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
We are all human and have unique experiences that shape our lives. Providing a nonjudgmental and validating environment in order to process life circumstances and grow is important to me and my approach to therapy.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have conducted research on better understanding factors that influence an adolescent’s development with a particular focus on underserved minority youth and interventions that assist in changing their trajectory.
“Providing a nonjudgmental and validating environment in order to process life circumstances and grow is important to me and my approach to therapy.”
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