Hello, my name is Maria "Mari" Hernandez, I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
If you are new to Telehealth aka Teletherapy, and are unsure about it, you are not alone, many people have some reservations about it. I want to let you know that I feel as connected (if not more) to clients I see virtually as when I saw in-person clients.
I obtained my Master's degree in Social Work from UCLA and my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from LMU. I have 25 years of experience in the field of Human Services with 12 of those years focused on clinical work. Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, a Solution-Focused approach & Life Coaching skills, I will help you deal with stressors, changes or challenges that have arisen in your Life. I will also help you find clarity, meaning & purpose through Life's challenges. 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. I have worked successfully with clients from all ethnicities & socio-economic levels and look forward to connecting with you.
Loyola Marymount University
Santa Barbara City College