Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, PhD
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and supportive treatment modalities. I work primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, and adjustment issues often related to relationships, acute and chronic medical conditions, grief/loss, and life transitions. I bring compassion, curiosity, and humor to my work. I offer guidance and support to build skills/resources and access emotional resilience to deal with difficult emotions and promote personal growth, connection, and healing. In psychotherapy, I focus on the strengths and needs of each individual and truly enjoy working in a collaborative relationship.
Education and Experience
I earned my Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC. My doctoral internship was in behavioral medicine and neuropsychology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals in Boston, MA. I have practiced psychotherapy in clinic, university, community mental health, and private practice settings.
I earned a certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in 2013 and trained as a teacher of Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) in 2014. I have co-taught an 8-week resource-building program in Mindful Self-Compassion since 2014 in the greater Boston area. I have maintained a personal practice of mindfulness and self-compassion meditation since 2010.
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