Joyce Goins-Fernandez, PhD, HSPP

Joyce Goins-Fernandez
Clinical Psychologist
My favorite thing about my job is the interactions and connections I make with patients and their families. I joined University of Iowa because I am interested in working with diverse populations. I knew that families from all over Iowa come to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital for treatment. I also knew a lot of great people worked here. I like working in the Attention and Learning Disorders Clinic because I love working with children. I like being able to connect the pieces of the puzzle for families, as well as discover any missing pieces and help families find solutions for best helping their children. UI Stead Family Children's Hospital is special because 'Changing Medicine, Changing Kids' Lives' is more than a tag line. The doctors that work here are passionate about making a positive difference in children's and families lives.
Joyce Goins-Fernandez, PhD, HSPP


Joyce Goins-Fernandez, PhD, CO, did her pre-doctoral internship at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She provided psychological serrvices to college students in their counseling center and worked the other part of the time with children at a community mental health center, formerly known as BehaviorCorp.



Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Psychology

Special Procedures

  • Psychological testing
  • Psychotherapy

Diseases and Conditions

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Learning disabilities

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Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)


  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BS, Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans



Clinical Assistant Professor