Maria (Mari) Hernandez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Preferred Name: Maria

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am primarily providing telehealth at this time. My eclectic approach incorporates Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, a Solution-Focused lens, Internal Family Systems (IFS) or "parts-work", EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) & Life Coaching skills. I offer support & guidance as you deal with stressors, changes or challenges that have arisen in your Life. I enjoy and have worked successfully with clients of all ethnicities & socio-economic levels. As well as enjoy being a therapist for other professionals & therapists. I also offer Ketamine (Psychedelic Medicine) preparation and integration sessions (these are not covered by insurance and would be in person). My goal is to provide the validation, support and guidance you need as well as help you gain insight, awareness and any necessary skills specific to your journey. My strength is helping individuals learn skills and strategies to cope with the varied life stressors, changes, blindsides, challenges, losses and curveballs that come our way. My goal and commitment is to help you find learning, growth, positive change, understanding/acceptance and healing. Send an email or call so we can schedule a 15-20 min consult and please make sure to mention what if any insurance you are using. I look forward to connecting with you.

Education & Experience

I received my master's degree in 1997 (MSW) and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and began clinical work in 2009. I have worked successfully with clients from all ethnicities and across all socio-economic levels. I am also bilingual/fluent in Spanish.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

To learn more about me, please visit my website at

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults


  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

HealthNet/MHN, UMR, Oscar Health, Lyra