"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you." - Fred DeVito
Welcome to the BetterHelp community! I admire your strength for reaching out for help, as this is the first step in taking control of your life. My name is Sergio Fernandez. I am a mental health professional with almost 24 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in various settings. I earned my masters in Counseling and have extensive experience providing individual and group counseling. My goal is to aid clients in developing the psychological tools needed to deal with complicated feelings and situations. I look forward to seeing you overcome obstacles and sharing your journey with you.
• Stress, Anxiety
• Grief and loss
• Anger Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Client-Centered Therapy
Years of Experience: 24
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Communication problems, Mood Disorders, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
TX LPC 16515
Sergio is amazing, he has helped me talk through so many problems and anxieties that I have. I feel like he has enabled me to be more thoughtful in my actions and I know I am in a better place than when I started therapy with Sergio. Thank you so much!
Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Sergio really is a great therapist and the best I've worked with. He is very experienced and well-rounded in his expertise. I feel like I make progress every time I have a session with him and get closer to happiness and serenity. He is a great listener and also tells me what I need to hear. Thank you, Sergio!
Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Sergio is a complete professional and is dedicated to helping his patients. I have noticed how intently he listens to my concerns and he remembers a lot of the details even after several sessions. I recommend and have recommended Sergio as a therapist.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great listener, great advice. Highly recommend
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Sergio has been so helpful to me while going through the toughest time of my life. He has helped me refocus on what is most important to me and shown me how to make better decisions that will support the important things in my life.
Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Great active listener. Doesn't cut you off, and has many relevant options to suggest. The best counselor I've worked with!
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Sergio for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd