Justin Hernandez

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About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been in the field for 13 years. I currently work as the clinical director of an agency that focuses on preventing children from being removed from their home and placed in county custody for events related to abuse and neglect. In the past, I have worked as a crisis counselor in the hospital, I have worked at private practices, and I have worked in the school setting. I work with children, adults, couples, and families.

I have particularly worked with children for most of my career and have worked with them in different settings. I spent about 5 years working in schools with children who suffer from emotional disturbances. The main focus of my work in this setting was to help empower children and to help the build resiliency to the various stressors in their lives. I was able to quickly be rapport with my clients because I am familiar with many of the topics that interest them. I find that knowing a child's/adolescence's interest is a good way to begin building a therapeutic alliance with them. I believe that without rapport and trust, quality treatment cannot happen.

I spent the past four years working with families. This setting allows me to better understand the child's/adolescent's environment. Working with families have been some of the most fulling work I have done. I believe that it is necessary to form a therapeutic relationship with all family members and I believe that each member of the family is an expect on that family. Working with families has shown me the importance of communication. I believe that most family members know how to interact with the other members of their family, but can sometimes lack the communication skills needed to have what they are saying make sense to the other members.

My clinical style is direct and empathetic. I use a number of different clinical strategies and interventions to help my clients achieve their goals. I believe you are the expert of your life and your family and that my role is to support you and offer guidance. I believe that being allowed to participate in your life is a privilege.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #E.0800099 (Expires: 2022-08-16)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Justin Hernandez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by A.M. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Justin for 1 year and 1 month

The best therapist out there

Written by B.R. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Justin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Justin is truly the best, I’ve lived many many years feeling misunderstood, and unworthy of even basic respect. Him being here to remind me and help me unlearn all of the things I’ve picked up has been so helpful- I’m incredibly thankful for him

Written by D.O. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 6 months

Justin has helped me in many ways, and he genuinely cares about the people he talks to. He always checks up on me before and after each visit and is always available when I need him. He will do anything he can to talk to you, even if that means he has to rearrange his schedule. He is a great guy, and a great therapist.

Written by A.N. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Justin is a very helpful counselor even in the short sessions we talked he really helped me get to the root of my issues. He listens and is great at really keeping you focused.

Written by S.E. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He’s a great therapist. He listens and helps me work through my issues.

Written by J.A. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Justin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Justin has been completely wonderful. He was very open and invested in helping my partner and myself better our relationship from the very first session. He is very easy to talk to, responsive, and definitely helps us identify our issues and understand ourselves better! Justin maintains a high level of professionalism and cultivates an open environment to safely discuss and work through our issues.