Michael Fernandez (he/him)

LMHC
Accepting Clients

My name is Michael and I specialize in couples work (marriage, premarital, or dating), and individual trauma work.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you find you and your partner having the same arguments over and over but nothing ever changes? I love working with couples to improve communication. I believe there is always hope for a relationship as long as both partners are willing to do the work of self-reflection, ownership, and necessary cultivation. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, and unable to get move on in life after an emotional trauma please reach out. My approach to trauma is very safe, methodical, and lasting.

My Background and Approach

I've been trained to level 2 in the Gottman couples counseling method. This training bolsters my Prepare/Enrich certification for premarital work. This means that the methods I use to improve communication and emotional intimacy in couples are well researched and effective in terms of outcomes. I cannot guarantee a couple will stay together but I can promise that you will learn a great deal about yourself, your partner, and your relational dynamics in a safe and supportive environment. I've been trained in the emotional freedom technique for trauma work. EFT is a somatic progressive exposure technique. It is body focused, using grounding techniques to keep yourself safely within the limits you are comfortable with. It employs a consistent, stable and guided method to retrain your brain, creating lasting effects that can have a huge and positive impact on general functioning. EFT can be a life changer for trauma, self image, and performance.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I grew up as a missionary kid all around western Europe in a bi-cultural (American and Venezuelan) family of seven. This third culture upbringing, as well as cultivating a personal faith, have had a huge impact on my perspective of life. I find joy in little things and have a wide ranging sense of humor that influences much of what I do. While I view my faith as integral in the motivation and purpose behind the work I do, I will never impose my beliefs onto clients. I honor and respect all walks of life and am always learning.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 160/session

Info

360-977-3798 Email Michael
12306 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Suite 250
Vancouver, WA 98684

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