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Violetta Fernandez

LCSW

Quick Facts

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • 10 Years in Practice
  • Accepting New Patients

Location

Remote Office

vfernandez.ip@soultenders.com

About

I support folks who don't feel safe and supported by their families.

Buenas! I'm Violetta and my pronouns are she/they. I’m a Spanglish speaking, Mexican American LCSW therapist. If you are a member of the BIPOC and Queer community who struggles with difficult and dysfunctional relationships with family, then you understand the shame and guilt of trying to create an identity of your own from them. You and I can work together to reduce the guilt and shame of speaking up for yourself, setting boundaries, and prioritizing the life that you want. During our time together you can expect the following:
* Identifying a healthy level of contact with family members, including low contact or no contact.
* Confronting and transforming guilt, anger, grief, & shame.
* Navigating family gatherings including holidays by creating exit & safety plans.
* Challenging societal, cultural, & familial beliefs that may not align with your personal values. This includes beliefs about identity, decision making, and family.
* Creating an inner dialogue that affirms your identity, needs, interests, and capabilities.
* Exploring grief and creating meaning about the estrangement. This helps to provide a sense of purpose behind your boundaries including no contact.

Tools that we use to process during our session includes psychoeducation, Inner Child Healing, and focused mindfulness, also known as Brainspotting. Brainspotting helps us to identify, process, and release stored trauma from the body.

I'm also an aqua instructor and love making wreaths! I'm a former teen mom and absolutely love spending time with my daughter. I welcome you to share your journey with me.

Credentials

  • California 92784

Specialities

  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues

Areas of Experience

  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Latinx & BIPOC Community

Types of Therapy

  • Brainspotting
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Ages and Community Experience

  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Adults
  • Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
  • Body Positivity, HIV / AIDS Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex-Positive, Kink Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied
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