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Elaina Hernandez Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Elaina Hernandez is a Latinx, bilingual (Spanish and English), first-generation Dominican American. Her focus is on providing individual therapy to adult BIPOC women. Her specialties include anxiety, trauma, family of origin experiences, and first-generation experiences.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
  • North Carolina
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Provider
Profile
“My aim is to bridge the gap of mental health services through a sincere approach to treatment in a safe environment that is conducive to your path of empowerment and wellness.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
It has been my lifelong goal to help improve the mental health of those willing to seek assistance. Coming from a background and culture where feelings and mental health were not talked about, I’ve known since adolescence that I wanted to be able to help others and create a space where these topics were not taboo or silenced. My aim is to bridge the gap of mental health services through a sincere approach to treatment in a safe environment that is conducive to your path of empowerment and wellness.
What should someone know about working with you?
I practice from an inclusive, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed lens. I take an integrative and holistic approach, incorporating the body, emotions, and focused mindfulness where all parts are welcomed in session. My goal, in this relationship, is to provide guidance highlighting your strengths that will help you throughout your journey. I welcome feedback so that you play an integral role throughout this therapeutic relationship. I understand that the person who knows you best is you. While we work side-by-side toward your goals, I foster a genuine, practical, and nonjudgmental manner.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I always say that we never stop learning and therefore I continue to learn and build competencies by completing continuing education and training in my areas of specialization but also through advocacy for social and environmental policies as well as for the BIPOC community. As a holistic provider, I collaborate with other providers and professionals who can assist clients in other areas in their lives that are outside of my scope of practice.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My upbringing and life experiences show up in my practice by providing an anti-oppressive and safe space for individuals of all backgrounds, especially BIPOC and Latinx clients. I am a strong believer that representation matters and understand the importance of being able to find a good fit where topics related to culture, race, and identity can be discussed and processed with someone who gets it on some level and can hold space.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited about the advancement of trauma-focused treatment, such as brainspotting, which I have found to be an effective healing approach for working through trauma.
“I take an integrative and holistic approach, incorporating the body, emotions, and focused mindfulness where all parts are welcomed in session.”