Fernandus Vinson

(MA, LCMHC, TF-CBTA)
Therapist Fernandus Vinson Photo

About Me

Hi, my name is Fernandus and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), in the state of North Carolina. I have been in the mental health field for 19-years and have been providing therapy services for 5-years. I graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with a MA in professional counseling. I have a background in working with ages from 5 to 65- years old. The interventions I use in treatment include psycho-education, mindfulness techniques, anger management techniques, emotion regulation, cognitive restructuring, self-control strategies, role-play, Socratic questioning, social skills development, and communication skills development. I used an eclectic approach to therapy which includes using the following modalities: motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I firmly believe the answer(s) to all of life's imbalances lies within every individual. And it is my responsibility to assist others with restoring normalcy in their lives. In addition, my experience as a retired NFL football player allows me the ability to understand how to manage emotions/feelings in intense environments while pressing forward towards identified goals. Reach out to me and let's work together to set and reach attainable goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #15490 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.I. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Fernandus is very insightful and allows you to develop a real sense of your true self. Thank you

Written by H.A. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

If I had to describe my experience with Fernandus as a therapist it would be professional and extremely knowledgeable.
He actually has a plan on how to work through my issues that are proven to work instead of just listening to me talk with no way to fix it. He goes beyond just giving me advise; he uses tools to fix my problems

Written by L.I. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Attitude is very positive and uplifting.
I like the fact that he is a former athlete and even gives sideadvice on physical health.
He has solid opinions on leadership and teamwork and how to prioritize.

Written by P.H. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Fernandus has a great approach to therapy. He helps me structure my thoughts and asks very pertinent follow up questions that open up other avenues that I haven’t necessarily thought of. I highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written by D.A. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr V is an awesome God sent therapist. Not many I can go to and tell my problems and have someone to actually understand what’s going on with me. So grateful to be paired up with Dr. V.

Written by M.A. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Helpful earnest and easy to communicate with. Guides me on my own journey not a lifesaving bandaid approach.

Written by G.R. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve had limited interactions with Fernandez Vinson, but those interactions have been great and helpful. He is a great listener and asked questions to get me thinking. The phone/video sessions are short (it’s the way BetterHelp is set up) and it would be nice if the sessions were longer.

Written by S.T. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Fernandus for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I am very enthusiastic about getting more into my sessions with Fernandus. The strategies that he uses to help me self reflection on myself are really interesting to me and are in line with how I look at the world.