Jennifer Fernández, PhD

Psychologist

Specialties: Psychedelic integration, harm reduction psychotherapy, addiction treatment, complex trauma, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, individual & family consultations, compassionate interventions

Services Offered: Individual, psychedelic integration (individuals), harm reduction therapy (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, treatment planning, psychodynamic therapy, somatic therapy, relational and family therapy, mindfulness training

Sessions: Teletherapy (CA only) and In Person (San Francisco, CA)

Website: http://jenniferfernandezphd.com

 

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Fernández specializes in addiction treatment and also helps people seeking personal growth or having difficulty with life transitions. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and has trained under experts in the field of addiction treatment at the Harm Reduction Therapy Center and Pathways Institute for Impulse Control in San Francisco, CA. She works with the LGBTQ community and provides therapy in Spanish. She is also a Zendo Project volunteer, providing psychedelic harm reduction at festivals. She is passionate about safer drug use education and is interested in the role psychedelics play in healing trauma.

How I work with clients

Psychedelic experiences can be life-altering and returning to the daily grind can feel challenging. Integration allows you to regain balance and incorporate new knowledge and insights. Utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and insight-oriented therapies we can work together to help you make meaning of your psychedelic experience. By providing a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental environment we can: explore your insights, identify small steps that incorporate insights in your daily life, process difficult emotions or visions that came up during the experience, and maximize the healing potential of your journey while reducing harms and negative consequences. My training in psychology, harm reduction, and the therapeutic use of psychedelics allows me to help people make meaning of their experiences in a nonjudgmental environment. I have extensive experience helping people understand their relationship with substances and creating rituals or setting intentions that allow them to use drugs in alignment with their values.

 

Licenses

PSY#26573 – CA

Education

PhD from California School of Professional Psychology

Languages

English, Spanish

Trainings

NA

Location

California, San Francisco

Online Sessions

Yes

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