Dr. Fernandez is a licensed psychologist who has provided assessments in high school and college settings, in urban and suburban settings and has also assessed English Language Learners (Spanish). She has provided this service in various settings, including high schools, colleges and residential facilities, and has assessed students for emotional disorders and learning disabilities. She obtained an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and subsequently obtained her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at New York University. Dr. Fernandez has worked with Committees on Special Education to clarify the results of testing and assist the committees in providing effective strategies and skill building for students. During testing sessions, she works to put her clients at ease and utilize testing as a snapshot of their current skills, with the idea that they will be active participants in their own metacognition (thinking about ones thinking) so that they can be better able to learn how they learn best and practice the skills they need to improve their learning experience in school and other settings. She also has a part-time private practice and provides individual, family and couples therapy. Outside of her professional work, she enjoys studying languages, watching foreign films/crime dramas and reading.
6th - 8th Grade
Adult / Post-graduate