Photo of Gertie HernandezWith more than 20 years experience as a psychologist in diverse settings, I gained valuable clinical work experience and improved my mastery of psychotherapy. I continue to enhance my skills on a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques. Working with a diverse group of clientele including young children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, couples and families brings me a sense of fulfillment and reward. I believe that active listening, understanding, providing empathy and showing genuine compassion, walking with someone in their path to recovery/healing are ways that one can achieve a sense of awareness and clarity, then eventually find a balance between acceptance and change.

I practice the following techniques:

  • brief therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT)
  • supportive therapy
  • rational-emotive therapy
  • acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT)