Dr. Cynthia ("Cindy") Hernandez, PhD, LCSW

Preferred Name: Cindy

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

~ Offering EMDR 2.0 with AI Technology ~ Trauma Treatment as Efficiently & Gently as Possible (No Longer Waiting Months for Symptom Relief) Throughout my life, I have experienced much pain and loss, all of which have fostered resiliency, compassion, and a deep desire to partner with others in cultivating the meaningful and peaceful life they want to live. It is through EMDR, both as a clinician and a client, that I found the answers I was looking for—to not only achieve healing for myself but to be able to offer it to others as well. As a trauma therapist, my passion and mission is to serve others by finding root causes of life issues and healing and restoring the whole person as efficiently and gently as possible! I am so very excited to become your partner in therapy in order for you to live life to its fullest and regain a sense of safety and control along with a peace of mind and a full heart!

Education & Experience

PhD in International Psychology, January 2022 MSW, International Concentration - Advanced Standing, 2008 BSW, Generalist Practice, 2007 Community Mental Health International Social Welfare - Military Research School Social Work Sexual Assault Trauma Program Evaluation Community-Based

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Virginia Community Response Network (VCRN)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish