Meghan Fernandes

(LCSW, MSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 11 years of psychotherapy experience, largely in the healthcare setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family stress, communication barriers, grief and loss, caregiver stress/burnout, postpartum depression and problems related to change/adjustment. My experiences also include work with hospice patients and their families, helping them to managing death and dying issues.

My counseling style is warm and interactive, with a strong emphasis on support, education and encouragement. I focus on each client's specific needs and I adjust my therapeutic approach accordingly. I tend to draw from solution-focused, strengths-based and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help clients meet their therapeutic goals.

I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Hawaii at Manoa, with an emphasis on Mental Health. I obtained additional training to supervise others in my field who are working to become licensed in the field of Social Work. I have also served as an instructor for the Social Sciences department at Drury University, and as a researcher with Johns Hopkins University.

Therapy is an inviting and safe place to share, heal and grow. I applaud you for taking the first step towards seeking help, and I am here to support you on that journey.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Self esteem , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #26922 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Meghan for 2 weeks

Meghan is awesome! She is so thoughtful and really makes me feel comfortable because she is so relational. I’ve had a ton of therapists, and Meghan is by far the best.

Written by A.M. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Meghan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Meghan is amazing and very helpful! And listens to all my concerns and gives me helpful tips and answers me when I need to talk when I’m having a bad day! I appreciate all she does for me and all her advice