As a Master of Social Work intern at Mind Body Solutions, I am eager to broaden my experience with adolescents, teenagers, and adults of all ages and backgrounds. I know my calling has always been to work alongside individuals and guide them on their personal journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
I have experience working with middle and high school students and my focus was on promoting learning and growth in a safe space where students were able to express themselves. The idea was to provide them with the necessary tools to confidently take the next step in their journey. By changing the way that they viewed the situation it empowered them to change the way that they viewed the outcome.
I look forward to continuing my efforts to support others and promote positivity.
Fernando graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University in 2017. Since then, he has worked with adolescents and teenagers as a mentor, youth treatment specialist, and community living support worker. While pursuing his master’s degree he worked for Grand Rapids Public Schools where over the past 5 years Fernando has monitored a large caseload of students between the ages of 11-18 based on various matters.
Fernando in addition to his pursuit of his master's also has a minor in Holistic Health Care along with Alcohol and Drug Addictions. He also has a background in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that he wishes to continue learning about along with other modalities. His anticipated graduation date will be in the Summer of 2023.
Fernando has known the importance of social work since a young age as he is a 3rd generational social worker in his family to pursue a master’s degree.