Michael Smith-Fernandez CSWA

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About Michael

Michael is a Clinical Social Worker Associate who has been in a private practice setting for over 2 years and has 6 years of experience in the field, graduating from the University of Southern California with a Masters’ Degree in Social Work. He also has 5 years of experience in addictions and residential treatment with co-occurring disorders. 


Michael places emphasis on working with Individuals, Families and Couples through a mindfulness lens to empower them in a nurturing environment. As a veteran, he is especially adept in working with military women, men and families. Michael has extensive training with PTSD (to include current sexual, physical, and emotional abuses), and Substance use disorders as well as Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Grief and loss. 


Through his authentic and gentle demeanor, a supportive and soothing atmosphere is created to assist in addressing and seeking resolution to the influences of neglect, divorce, and domestic violence have had on their lives.

Patient Age Requirements

Adults of all age ranges.

** Adolescents ages 14 and older: Upon consult with Therapist

Provider Availability

 Appointment times may vary at providers discretion. Please call for current availability. 

Therapy Specialties

 PTSD, Sexual assault survivors and Veterans issues, Problem-solving, DBT Themes, CBT, Solution-focused, Spiritual counseling, Grief and loss and Stages of life transitions. 

Session Types

 Individual, Family, Couple’s, & Group 

Insurance Disclaimer

This provider currently is only accepting Oregon Health Plan and Umpqua Health Alliance insurances.