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Jake Hernandez Medication Management, NP

Jake Hernandez is a Latinx, gay psychiatric nurse practitioner. He provides a safe, friendly, and relatable space to allow your voice and needs to be heard. Navigating life, college, or career? Difficulty concentrating? Unmotivated? Moody, stressed, or anxious? Of LGBTQIAAP or BIPOC experience? Open-minded, non-traditional, and diversified, he is here to support you.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race and Ethnicity
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • Florida
  • New York
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“I am caring, passionate, self-driven, untraditional, and creative in my natural element, which allows me to take a well-rounded, easy-going approach with my clients.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner was a journey I embarked on after experiencing firsthand the lack of mental health services and providers for underserved communities, including, but not limited to, those with BIPOC and LGBTQIAAP experiences. I am caring, passionate, self-driven, untraditional, and creative in my natural element, which allows me to take a well-rounded, easy-going approach with my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I hold a 60-minute initial assessment session. From there, I hold 30-45-minute medication management and/or therapy sessions. I do assign homework if that's your style (if not, then cool…..we won't do that). I enjoy working with folks who agree with a nontraditional approach to mental health care and wellness.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am interested in learning more about the needs of folks from BIPOC and LGBTQIAAP experiences in order to best serve their needs. Collaborating with other queer and BIPOC providers furthers my knowledge of these communities and allows me to implement new strategies in session.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Growing up as a Dominican-American, gay male in an underserved neighborhood allowed me to become the culturally-competent provider I am today. I have experienced racism, bullying, and homophobia firsthand, which has allowed me to better understand my clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about telehealth, specifically telepsychiatry because it expands access to care.
“I enjoy working with folks who agree with a nontraditional approach to mental health care and wellness.”
Interested in speaking with Jake?