Araceli Fernandez, Araceli Fernandez, LCSW

Preferred Name: Araceli

About Me

I am a diligent, empathetic, and intuitive Mental Health Therapist with a Master of Social Work, Emphasis in Mental and Behavioral Health. Readily establish trust and rapport to treat diverse population in crisis situations. I own my own practice and I also work for George J. Otlowsky Sr. Center for Mental Health.

Education & Experience

Master of Social Work, Emphasis on Mental and Behavioral Health, Rutgers University in 2019. Since then I have worked for The Center for Therapy & Counseling, Family First Counseling Services , George J. Otlowski, Sr. Center for Mental Health Care, and I resently opened my own practice, MindSpa Therapy & Counseling, LLC.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Christian Church of Bayside – Volunteer Youth Drama Leader

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth

Oxford, UMR