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Judy Fernandez Psychotherapy, LCSW

Judy is a licensed clinical social worker who is trained as a psychotherapist. She focuses on the here and now while working with individuals to understand how past experiences have influenced the present. She works with individuals and practices using a variety of contemporary approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and mindfulness.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I became a therapist because I understand the stigma around mental health, especially among people of color.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I became a therapist because I understand the stigma around mental health, especially among people of color. I want to help normalize talking about anxieties and processing traumas to help individuals improve their day-to-day functioning. My focus is working with adults who are experiencing life transitions, work stress, trauma, anxiety, and/or depression.
What should someone know about working with you?
I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore and process their feelings and share their experiences. I offer a free, brief consultation to answer any questions, learn about your needs, and see if we will be a good fit to work with one another. After conducting a brief consultation, you will receive intake paperwork and a request to verify insurance (if you are using insurance). Once all the paperwork is returned, we will schedule our first intake appointment.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I engage in ongoing training to stay up-to-date on different modalities. I attend training with various organizations and network with other clinicians.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I am presently collecting data for a research study comparing anxiety and depression levels among social workers of color and white social workers during COVID-19. The purpose of this research is to bring awareness to stressors that social workers encounter and to help create practices for social workers to engage in self-care.
“I want to help normalize talking about anxieties and processing traumas to help individuals improve their day-to-day functioning.”
Interested in speaking with Judy?