Dulce Hernandez, Psy.D., LMFT

Dulce Hernandez, Psy.D., LMFT

Psychologist, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Practice Philosophy

My goal as a Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is to create a safe, affirming and collaborative space for individuals, couples and families to explore the complexities of life. Therapy can be a daunting experience; therefore, I like to meet people where they are at in their therapy journey. I work from a social justice, multicultural, collaborative, strength-based and relational perspective. I also incorporate humor, mindfulness, coping strategies, cultural humility and highlight individual’s strengths in session.

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Transitional Issues
  • Relational Issues
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Young Adults
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming
  • Undocumented/DACA/Immigration Concerns
  • Issues related to being a First-Generation College Student 
  • Bilingual (Spanish-Speaking Services)

Background

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA and moved to San Antonio, TX as a teen. In San Antonio I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). I continued my education at OLLU and earned my master’s degree and doctorate degree in counseling psychology, both with an emphasis in providing psychological services to Spanish speaking populations. I then did my APA-Accredited, pre-doctoral internship at California State University, Northridge, University Counseling Services. As a Latina who grew up in California, Texas, and Mexico, I have learned the importance of embracing individuals intersecting identities. I approach individuals with curiosity, respect and cultural humility. My own experiences along with my academic/professional training at university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, shelters, and non-profit organizations have led to create fundamental skills to serve a diverse group of individuals. 

For fun I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, being outdoors and traveling.