Valiant Mental Health

Valiant Mental Health is an evidence-based practice which provides San Antonio residents, and surrounding counties, with the most current and effective treatments for psychological disorders.

Empirically Supported Treatments (EST's)

ESTs are also referred to as evidence-based treatments or evidence-based practices. These treatments are based solely on scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness. This is the only form of treatment we offer.


Dr. Hernandez has the privilege of providing services to civilians, veterans, Department of Defense and Veterans Health Administration, LGBTQ Agencies, Texas Department of Family Protective Services, and individuals involved in a variety of legal proceedings.

Psychological Evaluations

Valiant Mental Health provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for a variety of reasons, including diagnosis, treatment planning, legal requirements, and disability/vocational determinations.

Are you in need of professional help ?

You are not alone. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults would benefit from mental health services. Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can provide symptom relief and improved quality of life.


“Dr. Hernandez has helped me overcome PTSD. Now I can live my life and do things I used to do -go to dinner and movies with my wife and kids- and enjoy it.”

“I am a successful professional and was embarrassed to admit I needed help. I forgot what living without anxiety was like until now.”

“She made me realize I was not ‘crazy’ and I felt right at home talking to her about my past.”

“Thank you for helping my family through a difficult divorce.”

Are you looking for the right therapist? Look no further! Psychologist San Antonio is the best option.

If you’re suffering from panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder or you’re simply feeling out of sorts mentally, take the first step to getting better and look for a clinical psychologist. Our psychologist in San Antonio is highly qualified to do counseling and psychotherapy, perform psychological testing, and provide the right treatment for various mental disorders. If you have wondered how to find the right psychologist, you may have a number of questions, from the basic, like what a psychologist is, to the more advanced, like what the different types of therapists are. We are here to help you find the answers.  

  1. What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professional who has a master's degree (MA) or doctorate (Ph.D.) in psychology and specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders. In other words, a psychologist is someone who studies the mind and behaviors. What you should know about psychologists is that they do not write prescriptions or perform medical procedures. Psychologists use psychotherapy - also known as talk therapy - as treatment. To be treated with medication, you must see a psychiatrist or other medical doctor. However, according to the American Psychological Association, there are five states where state law allows psychologists to prescribe medications: New Mexico, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, and Louisiana.

2. What does a psychologist in San Antonio do?

The work psychologists do is extremely varied and broad, from conducting scientific studies to cooperating with physicians or social workers to help treat patients. Our therapists provide assessment, evaluation and psychotherapy to clients. At first, we will gather information through interviews, observations, tests and other methods. The next step is to identify and diagnose any mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder that exists and carry out a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to help understand and explain the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors of our patients. Depending on the case, our specialists will use a number of techniques such as observation, assessment, and experimentation to develop theories about the beliefs and feelings that affect a patient’s actions. Additional, we work with individuals, couples and families, providing Individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy.

3. Types of Psychologists

There are many different types of psychologists in practice. These are the seven most common kinds of psychologists by specialization:

  • Clinical psychologists: help assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Counseling psychologists: provide insight and strategy to patients in order to help them understand and deal with problems in their lives such as relationship struggles, work problems, depression and anxiety.
  • Industrial-Organizational psychologist: help improve the quality of the work environment, productivity, and employee-employer relationships.
  • Neuropsychologists: run tests to determine how brain injuries, brain diseases, developmental disorders and mental illnesses impact behavior and thought patterns in patients.
  • Health psychologists: focus on the influence of psychology on health and wellness, and usually develop programs and plans to help clients quit smoking or lose weight.
  • School psychologists: focus on the spectrum of issues that affect children and usually work within elementary, middle and high schools.
  • Forensic psychologists: deal with psychological matters that relate to crime and the law and work in the legal and criminal justice systems.

Psychologist San Antonio – Further Information

If you would like more information about therapies in San Antonio, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

Why Us?

Valiant Mental Health prides itself in being the only clinic in San Antonio to provide ESTs exclusively. Dr. Hernandez is dedicated to using the latest scientific evidence-guided treatment in order to maximize client improvement and satisfaction.


Dr. Hernandez's philosophy is based on the belief that a strong therapeutic alliance, thorough understanding of the client combined with sound and tested psychological treatments is the foundation of a successful therapeutic experience.

“The best way out is always through.”

― Robert Frost

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New and existing clients can use the Patient Portal to schedule appointments.

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219 E. Locust Street
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Office: 210-807-1007
Fax: 210-333-1833
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16007 Via Shavano, Ste. 102
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Office: 210-807-1007
Fax: 210-333-1833
Email: ​