Justin Fernandez

LPC, Clinical Director

Every life tells a story.

It’s in the details of the story, one discovers the courage, compassion, forgiveness, and permission to heal.

I am a licensed professional counselor and the clinical director of The Center for Emotional Healing in Baton Rouge. Born in Morgan City, I’m a native and life-long resident of South Louisiana.

My Background

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2002 at Nicholls State University, then earned a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006. Additionally, I completed post-graduate coursework in counseling theory, research, and diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. In 2012, I completed advanced training in the treatment of sexual addiction through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I have over 14 years of experience working in diverse mental health care settings, from private practice to long-term residential treatment and in-patient psychiatric care. As a result of these experiences, I have developed an awareness and sensitivity to many of the cultural stigmas and individual barriers to psychological and emotional wellness.

My Approach & Philosophy

I approach mental health care from a perspective that is both holistic and integrative. What this means is that I consider the connectedness of mind, body, spirit, relationships, and personal experience as crucial to understanding the complexity of human conflict and suffering. My approach also involves an intentional integration of psychological theory, theological principles, and current insights in behavioral and brain sciences.

Justin specializes in working with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intimacy Disorders
  • Avoidant Men
  • Rejection Sensitivity – Narcissism
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Developmental and Attachment-based Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Acute and Chronic Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Shame Reduction
  • High Conflict Couples
  • Grief and Loss

Get In Touch


(225) 239-5734




630 Richland Ave
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806


Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m