Student Therapist - Master Level Practicum Student
Andrea Fernando is a graduate-level student at Yorkville University, NB, completing her practicum at Nuway Counselling. Andrea has completed her BSc in Psychology at York University, ON. Andrea comes from a country that has tragically experienced more than its share of civil disturbance, war, and human suffering over history; thus, she realizes that more human suffering is psychological rather than physiological. Andrea understands that the wounds and scars that one cannot see are just as important, and often more important than those that one can see. Andrea has always been fascinated by human behaviour and enjoys engaging in meaningful conversations that positively change lives.
Andrea works from a holistic, person-centred approach and hopes to provide a judgement-free environment so her clients can feel comfortable and safe. While being empathetic and trusting.
Andrea is familiar with CBT, humanistic methods, and helping clients learn about themselves and how to work with the challenges they are facing. She believes that through the formation of a strong therapeutic relationship, the client and counsellor can work collaboratively to help the client understand
themselves and their challenges to identify and achieve their goals.
Andrea participates in many creative activities (dance, karaoke, baking, henna, DIY crafts). She enjoys spending quality time enjoying nature.