Fernando Campos, LMFT: 

"A Fresh Approach to Ignite your Potential"  

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, it’s even harder, because you feel it SHOULD be better. You might even feel like this SHOULD be something you can handle alone, but you just haven’t found a way.  


Or maybe you feel it’s too late, because you’ve already made decisions and you just need to accept how it is even though you’re longing to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.  Maybe it’s your a job, career, or even your relationship.


Is this all there is?? How do I get myself out of this rut?? I want something more for my life, but I’m not sure where to start or how to get there?

You're Not Alone...

We all have thoughts and questions like this. Although it can be scary, depressing and overwhelming to realize that we’re not where we want to be in life, it’s good to ask questions. That tells me you want something more for your life and you deserve that..  


Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or a feeling you can’t truly describe, it is something you know needs to change.  Imagine how your life would feel after being able to address these thoughts and challenges in a place that feels safe with someone who truly wants to help you achieve your goals.


You are unique and have specific goals. That’s why I offer personalized approach help you overcome challenges, reach your goals, and live life to your  greatest potential. Picture how amazing it would feel to experience a sense of peace, purpose, and direction. and You deserve to reach those goals, let me help.

My Story

As a teen, I struggled with isolation and loneliness which led me to the arts. Within that culture, I was able to experience and express my story as well as the stories of my peers. I felt empowered and able to overcome the isolation through community until a tragic event occurred that I left me in a really dark place.  


I wasn't sure how to climb out of this place until I stepped foot into a therapist office which completely changed my perspective on life. Through that process, I regained a positive sense of self and overcame my struggles. It inspired me so much that I came to the conclusion that I wanted to leave the arts as a profession to become a counselor so I could help others overcome their struggles as well.


I enrolled in school immediately and through the creative lens of my background, began studying psychology and human behavior. I found that the potential that was dormant within myself lies within all peoples and feel no greater joy in life then when I'm connecting people with their goals.

My Background

As a performer, I traveled throughout the United states and Europe using art to help motivate youth and teenagers through assemblies and presentations. In 2010, I co-founded the “House of Drums” which is a community based weekly outreach event for dancers to come and share and express themselves in a diverse environment.  I knew that as much as I love the art, I cared even more about those I helped through the art.


During my studies, I worked as a counselor in alternative educational programs. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University with my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


I’ve also worked at various community agencies providing therapy to youth and their families to help them overcome  behavior concerns as well as emotional distress. This experience allowed me to truly engage the community and see the power of change one family at a time.


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have experience providing therapy to those dealing with anxiety, depression, abusive relationships, drug addiction, parenting, anger management, couples counseling, and trauma recovery. Most recently, I pursued my vision of owning my own practice and founded Avant-Garde Therapy with the drive to continue aiding young professionals and adults with a fresh approach to their personal struggles.

Fun Facts

I love to learn!!! It may sound boring or not so fun but it really is a source of joy. Without formal education, I found myself wanting to learn various skills and have been able to teach myself:


  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • How to solve a Rubix cube

  • Acrobatics

  • Djing

  • Spoken word

  • Bonsai cultivation

  • Magic


And a few other skills. If you haven’t noticed, I like to entertain largely because for a long time that was my career.  I am a Panamanian Indian, try to say that 5 times fast (haha), and really enjoy stand up comedy.

Why Work With Me?

Some people are meant to be chefs, while others are meant to fly planes or build businesses. Supporting those around and in front of me connect to their greatest potential is what I am meant to do. I love what I do and love even more the results for those I get to work with. If you want something different, I am the therapist for you.

Your Next Step

You already took the first step by coming on this website and researching therapists. The next step is calling to discuss setting up an appointment with me at (954) 391- 5305 ext 513. 


I look forward to working with you.

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