Fernando began working in the substance abuse/addiction field in 1987 in New York City and continues his work as a counselor/therapist at Hawaii Island Recovery. Fernando holds a Masters Degree in counseling (MSEd.) from Hunter College in NYC and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Hawaii. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York state. He is also a certified EMDR therapist and consultant.
He has worked with both the adult and adolescent population and has been in his own personal recovery for decades. Fernando believes that every alcoholic and addict can be helped to get and stay clean and sober as long as they are willing to walk along with him on the road to peace, love, and happiness.