Christine Fernandez, Ph.D.

As a Clinical Psychologist and a Life Coach, I combine the depth of psychology with the practicality of life coaching to help you meet your personal goals. I work with individuals who are successful in certain areas of their lives, but need some expert guidance in other areas. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, as well as an extensive Business Management background, having worked for a Fortune 500 company for over a decade. Therefore, my unique skill set allows me to help you get to the core of issues that have been holding you back and make progress in a way that feels safe, effective, and empowering.

I have been helping professionals, like you, feel more fulfilled in their relationships and become more successful in their careers for over 15 years. I work with individuals who seek to reduce stress, anxiety, and sadness, as well as improve self-confidence, emotional resilience, and relational competence. To achieve your goals, our work together could incorporate Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Life Coaching techniques.

My approach is warm and empathetic, but direct. If you’ve reached the point in your life where you are ready to let go of the painful patterns that have been holding you back and finally move forward, then call or message to schedule a phone consultation or appointment.

LICENSE

  • Licensed Psychologist, New York

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Columbia University
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, St. John’s University

THERAPIST SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues

TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Goal Attainment
  • Interpersonal
  • Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Relief Management

Patient Testimonials

After I discovered my husband was having an affair, my world collapsed in seconds. I could not make it out of bed, I quit my job, I did not eat or sleep, and the worst part my children were being cared for by my mother . . . I was completely non functional for months.

I searched for a top notch therapist in my area and I was frustrated I couldn’t find one. I decided to stop wasting time and went straight to the top NYC . . . there I found Dr. Fernandez, she came from one of the top schools in the nation, had incredible experience and I really agree with her form of behavioral based therapy in conjunction with insight oriented. (Learning where my traumas came from but most importantly practicing behaviors to get rid of them.)

I decided to make the call. My first phone session with Dr. Fernandez was an eye opening experience. She guided me to the tools I needed to deal with my immediate pain. As the weeks went on, she listened and gave me the most powerful insight as to what I needed to fix to make things better for myself. I finally understood where my triggers came from and why they hurt so bad, and why they kept haunting me as an adult. The changes I made within me had a domino effect and positively helped my family reunite. I will continue to see Dr. Fernandez even when things seem OK. Her type of therapy is essential at any time in one’s life. Thank you, Thank you, thank you Christine !!!!!

38 y.o. Female, Interior Designer

Of all of Dr. Fernandez’s attributes, the one that I appreciate the most is her ability to see and understand the person I want to be and she has guided me in that direction. While some therapists would have enacted change in a more aggressive manner, Dr. Fernandez has left the exploration and desire to change in my control and she has helped me realize that my life is a grand journey that is worth exploring. This has taught me a tremendous amount about myself in a positive way, how to embrace myself and my past and how to love myself, all things I honestly never envisioned possible. Her compassion, insight and straight forwardness has made therapy an exploration about myself and who I want to be, not about who I should be. I am a better man, husband, son, brother and friend because of this journey, and I am grateful for having experienced this transformation at the expert guidance of Dr. Fernandez.

49 y.o. Male, Business Owner

As someone who was wary of therapy to begin with, I was ecstatic to find Christine. I came to her following a painful divorce, to try to work out some residual emotional issues, but during my time with her, I have delved much deeper, exploring the core behaviors and experiences that brought me to where I am today and learning how to effect positive changes in my life.
Christine is smart, wise, warm, and encouraging, but she also pulls no punches. She is an excellent guide for anyone who is going through challenging times in relationships or in life — or for anyone who is simply looking to work on his or herself. She is patient, engaged, and focused — and I have felt that every session with her has been extremely fruitful. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

33 y.o. Female, Television Producer

When I first reached out to Dr. Fernandez it was because I realized that there were some things happening in my life that I needed help with. I was going through a very unhealthy relationship and a job that was stalling. Through our therapy sessions, Dr. Fernandez helped me realize that the constant doubt I had of myself was due to the two aforementioned issues. I alone needed to enact change in my life and the encouragement and counseling of Dr. Fernandez allowed me to realize what needed to change and how it needed to change.
Needless to say, I am now in a much better position both mentally and physically. I ended the unhealthy relationship and made a career change to an area that had more potential and mentoring. I know that without her, I would still be in that relationship and job, going nowhere but down.

29 y.o. Male, AVP at financial firm

Our Office

At Peaceful Way Psychology, we believe in diversity. We provide different therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to meet your unique needs and goals.

Our therapists provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy.

We are conveniently located at 260 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan, close to Grand Central Station (4, 5, 6, 7, S trains and Metro North), Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7 trains), and Penn Station (1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains, LIRR, and NJ Transit).

Contact Us

Peaceful Way Psychology offers extended hours, including early morning, evening, and Saturday appointments. We make it easy for you to get started. Our insurance specialist will check your benefits, including deductibles and coinsurance, and provide you with an estimate of costs prior to your first appointment. Teletherapy sessions are also available.

Please contact us below, or through info@peacefulwaypsychology.com or 212-335-0511 to schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, or to book your first session.