Assessment, Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Types of Therapy Provided
Individual Counseling is a collaborative process between patient and psychologist where psychological symptoms are discussed, monitored, and treated in order to facilitate change and improve quality of life.
Couple’s Counseling is an invaluable tool for couples undergoing stress related to poor communication, major life changes, or destructive relationship patterns. The couple and psychologist will work together to identify and address potential destructive patterns in order to improve relationship satisfaction.
Family Therapy is designed to address specific issues that affect well-being of the family unit, such as major life transitions, mental health conditions, or major medical illness. Families often benefit from engagement in therapy following a stressful event that strains the bonds of the family unit such as mental health issues, medical crisis, financial difficulties, death or divorce.
For more information, visit our page about family therapy in San Antonio.
Types of Empirically Supported Treatment(s) Provided
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a structured, time-limited treatment for various psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety that has proven effective across numerous research trials. Therapist and patients work together to identify and alter unhealthy thoughts and behavioral patterns to provide relief of symptoms.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a treatment specifically designed to effectively and efficiently treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PE has proven effectiveness in treatment of PTSD due to combat exposure, sexual assault, and other traumatic experiences. The patient and psychologist work together to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings, and situations to provide relief from symptoms and improve functioning.
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD is a structured treatment that has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of PTSD and related symptoms following traumatic events. This treatment focuses on the way the traumatic event is interpreted and continues to impact the individual’s thoughts and behaviors. The objective is to aid the patient in regaining mastery and control in his or her life after the traumatic event.
Exposure Therapies for Specific Phobias
Exposure Therapy is a type of behavioral therapy that is designed to help people manage problematic fears, such as fears of closed spaces, heights, animals, etc. The psychologist and patient work together to gradually gain confidence and comfort with the feared item or situation in a safe and effective manner.
Dr. Hernandez has extensive experience providing court-ordered psychological evaluations and testimony as part of civil and criminal proceedings.
Dr. Hernandez conducts custody evaluations that are designed to provide further information about each parent’s ability to parent.
Child Protective Services Evaluations
Dr. Hernandez is a contractor with CPS and conducts evaluations of parents and children engaged in services in order to make recommendations regarding the need for treatment services based on intellectual, personality and/or emotional problems that might affect the client’s ability to parent and the child’s best interest.
Dr. Hernandez conducts an examination in order to determine the presence and functional limitations related to mental health issues for individual seeking Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
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