Dr. Yanira Hernandez, EdD, LCSW, PPSC

(she, her, ella)

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a bilingual and bicultural licensed clinical social worker, educator, speaker, and consultant based in Los Angeles, CA. I am the Founder of Pa’lante Therapy, Inc. I center my work with BIPOC individuals with an emphasis on Latinx communities. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ and undocumented/DACAmented communities. As a daughter of immigrants, I draw from my lived experiences of navigating two different cultures to empathize and support my clients navigate cross-cultural conflicts. I not only empathize with my clients but also actively work to decolonize therapy and mental health practices through healing and education.

Education & Experience

University of Southern California California, United States Doctor in Education, Educational Psychology 2017 - 2020 University of Southern California California, United States Master's in Social Work 2011 - 2013 University of California, Los Angeles California, United States B.A. Women's Studies, Education Studies 2007 - 2011

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • Spanish


  • Does Not Accept Insurance