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Dr. Dara Fernandez is an experienced adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist , highly sought after for her caring and warm nature; therapeutic and professional persona; and ability to provide expert mental health care. She believes in promoting a patient’s strengths, reframing cognitive distortions, and using limited medications.


Her experience spans a wide breadth of clinical experience: academic psychiatry, child and adolescent’s mental health, college/young adult mental health, eating disorder inpatient and outpatient care, acute psychiatric inpatient care, outpatient psychotherapy, and medication management.  In addition to her work as a dedicated clinician, she has served in leadership and participated in clinical research.


She feels that it is a privilege to help her patients achieve healing, insight and wellness.



Instituto Tecnologico de  Santo Domingo (INTEC)

Doctor in Medicine

Summa Cum Laude


Psychiatry Residency

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



  • Hofstra School of Medicine at Northwell - Child/Adolescent



  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology board certified in adult psychiatry

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry



  • American Academy of Psychiatry Member

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Member

  • Diplomat member of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

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