Fernanda Bianchi , PhD



Washington, D.C.

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Fernanda Bianchi, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. Dr. Bianchi offers a warm, compassionate, and focused therapeutic setting for helping you discuss the emotional and behavioral patterns that are keeping you from living the kind of life you want to have. Everyone experiences difficult times in their lives. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious or stressed, Dr. Bianchi can help you gain insight into what is keeping you from achieving your goals and change thoughts and behaviors that can help you find a positive way forward.

Dr. Bianchi sees each person as unique and therefore she will use individually-tailored therapeutic approaches and techniques drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), relational and mindfulness perspectives to help you. Dr. Bianchi provides individual therapy to adults (and sometimes couples) and has expertise in working with young adults who are facing life transitions issues. As a bicultural psychologist who is fluent in two other languages (Spanish and Portuguese), Dr. Bianchi is also sensitive to and has training in multicultural and acculturation issues and has a special interest in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. She specializes in addressing anxiety (panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias), depression, LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, relationship problems, stress management, and multicultural issues.

Dr. Bianchi earned her Bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and did her doctoral training at the George Washington University in clinical psychology. Prior to working at the Ross Center, Dr. Bianchi spent several years at the Department of Psychology and at the Global Women’s Institute of the George Washington University. During her years in academia, she published several articles in scientific journals, managed and led several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and developed programs for students and the community at large in the health and gender areas. Her area of research focused on mental health, sexual orientation, and gender identity issues among LGBTQ+ individuals, and as result she became very familiar with the challenges faced by this community as well. Her involvement in the community extends to several local non-profit organizations, where she continues to serve on Executive Boards. She loves being outdoors and hiking and also enjoys dancing, traveling and cooking.

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