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Dr. Rose Fernandez, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I am Dr. Rose. I am a psychologist with 15 years of experience providing therapy services. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Hospital and obtained my graduate education from Indiana State University. I am dually licensed in Wisconsin and Indiana. While residing in Indiana, I worked in a very rural and low income area. I am currently based in Wisconsin, where I have the opportunity to work with individuals from both the more populated areas, as well as the rural areas. Additionally, I am based along the I94 corridor, so I have an interest in providing treatment to individuals who are victims of sex trafficking. Other populations I have a strong interest in working with are the LGBTQ+ population, specifically transgender individuals. I also work with individuals with depression, Bipolar, anxiety, ADHD, anger, trauma, self-esteem, and relationship problems. In my work with individuals, I find that it can often be helpful to explore the impact that the childhood upbringing and nuclear family has on present problems and relationships. I typically use an eclectic approach in sessions, adopting a variety of techniques. Some techniques I typically use are Psychodynamic, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-centered Therapy. However, I most often use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

My therapeutic approach is first, and foremost, to be real. You can always expect that I will give you honest and direct answers. I am a caring provider and I want you to succeed in being the best person you can be. I will work closely with you as a team to help you accomplish your treatment goals.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IL Psychologist 071.010936

IN Psychologist 20043083A

WI Psychologist 3535-57


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Rose Fernandez. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Offers great advice and different way of handling and over coming stress, anxiety, and trama. Listens and gives feed back. Responds in a timely manner and is great with the video sessions.

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Rose for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Prior to seeking help, I had been having long-term issues with my gender identity, coming out, and feeling like my experiences and feelings weren't valid. She was incredibly helpful in respectfully but efficiently analyzing my history and feelings, providing a (hugely reaffirming) diagnosis, and building my confidence while getting me on the right track to begin my transition.

Finding help for LGBTQIA+ issues can be incredibly scary because there are a lot of mental help professionals out there who can be actively harmful to people in such a vulnerable state. This was a big fear of mine when seeking help, but Dr. Fernandez very quickly established herself as an invaluable ally and source of stability to help me find my feet amidst all my confusion and self-doubt.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Rose for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Although I have only had a few talks with Dr. Fernandez, I immediately felt at ease with her and I recognized that she was trying to help me right away. It felt great to have her in my corner.

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Rose for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr Fernandez has helped me grow as a person so much over the past 7 months. I have been going through some stuff lately (similar to what I was going through last year when I started therapy) and I am able to see how much stronger I am mentally over just a few months. She understands that sometimes I need to just talk about everyday challenges but also get deeper when needed, and she always provides helpful and useful prompts to deal with my issues. I can't recommend Dr Fernandez enough.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Rose for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr Fernandez is a great listener. Definitely could give more feedback into concerns and issues. She typically doesn’t give feedback unless it’s asked for. Otherwise she’s a calming peaceful person. Sessions with her could be more structured though.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Rose for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I really appreciate the follow up messages and feel like she is being very supportive. She listens to my issues and shows genuine interest in my improvement. She’s great!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Rose for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes