Fernando C. Rausch LCSW
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although I lived under difficult political and social conditions, my family tried their best to offer a sense of safety, love, and provide me with a deep connection to culture, religious tradition, and community.
At the age of 19, I was drafted into the military and served in the Air Force Military Police. After completing my service, I moved to Israel to study Hebrew and live on a Kibbutz (where I met my wife, Kerry, and fell in love). I immigrated to the United States in 1988 and have been living here permanently ever since.
I graduated with honors at the UCONN-School of Family Studies and obtained an MSW from Boston College School of Social Work in 1998. I completed graduate training at the Yale School of Medicine: Child Study Center and Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth. I have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapies and clinical hypnosis (studying under Daniel Brown, PhD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR.
In addition to 22 years of private practice, I recently retired from state service as Intake Coordinator at RVH/Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center. I also worked at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) with abused and neglected children, and served at an in-home based reunification program for children in foster care or residential treatment centers.
I am now working to integrate all of these experiences and skills in a new phase of my work life in a full-time private practice setting.
I look forward to working with you.