My name is Michelle C. Fernandez, Ph.D., and I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist. Before earning my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Miami, I completed a pre-doctoral psychology internship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where I also completed my post-doctoral training. During my post-doctoral work, I specialized in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with chronic and serious medical illnesses.
As a clinical psychologist, I work to deliver empirically-based interventions to treat children, adolescents, and young adults who have anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavior disorders, relationship problems, and difficulty adjusting to major life events and transitions. I have extensive experience with medically-involved patients as well as those who have difficulty coping with medical diagnosis and treatment.
The assessment services I offer as a clinical psychologist include developmental, psychological, and psychoeducational testing for children, adolescents, and young adults. My approach to testing is grounded in a commitment to diagnostic precision and tailored recommendations aimed at enhancing an individual’s personal strengths and identifying appropriate supports and accommodations for underdeveloped areas. I also provide parent consultation, parent training, and family therapy.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association and currently teach as an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School at the University of Miami.