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Jacqueline Fernando Psychotherapy, LCSW

Jacqueline Fernando is committed to supporting women as they navigate life’s most challenging seasons. She specializes in infertility, reproductive loss, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Jacqueline takes a collaborative, culturally sensitive style grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy to connect with and empower clients in their pursuit of their wellness goals.

Jacqueline Fernando is committed to supporting women as they navigate life’s most challenging seasons. She specializes in infertility, reproductive loss, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Jacqueline takes a collaborative, culturally sensiti…

Jacqueline Fernando is committed to supporting women as they navigate life’s most challenging seasons. She specializes in infertility, reproductive loss, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Jacqueline takes a collaborative, culturally sensitive style grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy to connect with and empower clients in their pursuit of their wellness goals.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • California
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“I believe that healing happens in connection; creating a safe and supportive space allows us to work toward personal growth and deeper insight.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
I believe that healing happens in connection; creating a safe and supportive space allows us to work toward personal growth and deeper insight. My experience in community mental health, trauma assessment, crisis counseling, large government social welfare systems, and inpatient mental health hospital settings has prepared and informed my approach to serving others. Further, my personal journey to parenthood has allowed me insight into the physical, emotional, social, relational, and financial struggles that infertility can create in one’s life. Now, I provide support to those going through this uncertain and life-changing season of their lives. I offer a confidential, safe space to process thoughts, feelings, and challenges related to your infertility story with someone who speaks the infertility language.
What should someone know about working with you?
If we work together, you can expect a safe and confidential space to say whatever is on your mind without fear of being judged, explore what’s weighing on your heart, process past events and fears about the future, practice ways to find connection to the present, and gain strategies to do more of the things that are serving you while decreasing the things that are not contributing to your ultimate goals. We can talk about whatever feels right to you, such as mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, and panic feelings), relationship challenges, or one of the toughest experiences as humans: Grief and loss.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always learning and growing through regular training and consultations via membership affiliations and other medical and mental health professionals. These include the following professional training and certificate courses: the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group (ASRM MHPG); the Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, LCSW and Linda Applegarth, EdD; and grief and loss training through PESI. My affiliations include the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), ASRM Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (where I’m a proud partner and support group lead).
How do your core values shape your approach to care?
I utilize a client-centered, culturally-sensitive, strengths-based, collaborative, and direct approach to help clients work through this challenging time in their lives. What this means is that I meet you where you are, move at a pace that works for you, and help you feel ready. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing techniques to help teach new skills, increase coping skills, and improve interpersonal relationships. Above all else, I believe in unconditional positive regard. Tools are great but, ultimately, trust, our connection, and finding relief by feeling heard and understood are what help us carry on.
“I offer a confidential, safe space to process thoughts, feelings, and challenges related to your infertility story with someone who speaks the infertility language.”
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