Healing

intergenerational wounds

and Reclaming

nuestras raices

By dr. Yanira Hernandez
Dr. Yanira Hernandez EdD LCSW PPSC founder of Palante Therapy smiling in an elegant office setting embodying healing and the reclaiming of nuestras raices scaled

Healing

intergenerational wounds

and Reclaming

nuestras raices

By dr. Yanira Hernandez
Dr. Yanira Hernandez EdD LCSW PPSC founder of Palante Therapy smiling in an elegant office setting embodying healing and the reclaiming of nuestras raices scaled

Welcome to

Pa’lante Therapy, Inc.

A safe and inclusive space where you’ll find support, understanding, and empowerment.
Hola! I’m

Dr. Yanira Hernández

EdD, LCSW, PPSC

I am a bilingual and bicultural licensed clinical social worker (CA LCSW 71321), 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 the eldest daughter of undocumented immigrants from Mexico, I draw from my lived experiences of navigating two different cultures to empathize and support my clients navigate cross-cultural conflicts.

My passion lies in uplifting the First Generation community, undocumented/immigrant individuals, and Latinx families. Serving the Latinx community in California via telehealth, my areas of specialty include:
Anxiety
Stress
Depression
Inner Child Work
Childhood Trauma
Racial Trauma
Intergenerational Trauma
Complex Trauma In Immigrant Populations
Self-Doubt
Professional Identity Related Issues
Imposter Phenomenon Experience (Imposter Syndrome)
High Self-Criticism
Perfectionism
Difficulty Setting Boundaries
Difficulty Having Self-Compassion
Feeling Not “Good Enough”
Lack A Sense Of Belonging In Professional Or Academic Spaces
First Gen In Therapy
Therapist In Therapy
First Timer In Therapy
Life Transitions

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Dear First Gen’s/children of immigrants, choosing yourself does not mean we don’t appreciate or acknowledge our parents’ sacrifices.

Whether it’s the type of career choice you make, who you choose to love, where you choose to live, when you decide to do what you want to do… remember that honoring yourself does not make you an ungrateful child. Many of our parents immigrated to new homelands in order for us to uncover our own gifts and live life authentically. ❤️

Anytime juxtaposing feelings come up for me about “feeling ungrateful if I don’t follow my parents’ hopes and dreams for me,” I gently reframe my thoughts and remind myself that I deserve to live my life authentically while holding space and so much love for my amá y apá ❤️

As children of immigrants, we are consistently learning, unlearning, and relearning and that’s okay. 🥰💕

Con mucho cariño, 
Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy 🫶🏽

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One week left of school! Fellow educators, school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors… how are y’all holding up? 😬

Typically towards the end of the school year it is when we see an increase of crises, behavior difficulties, students dysregulated especially seniors as they’re transitioning to adulthood, while we’re wrapping up reports, documentation, and everything in between. 🥲

Enjoy Summer! ☀️

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Mental Health Awareness Month is almost over but we are continuously en la lucha to destigmatize mental health/illness in the Latine community. 💚

Facts about mental health is the Latine community 
▪️60 million Latine living in the U.S. 
▪️Nearly 22%  have a mental illness 
▪️Only 10% contact a health professional about their mental health 🤯 

Barriers to accessing mental health support and services include:
▪️stigma (silence & shame) 
▪️language 
▪️representation of Latine health providers 
▪️legal status
▪️lack of health insurance 
▪️misdiagnosis 

There are multiple avenues for healing. One way is therapy. One of my favorite resource that I share often with friends, family, and community is the @latinxtherapy directory. Here you can find therapists who the majority are bilingual and can connect with you culturally. You can filter your search based on location, speciality, LGBTQIA+ identity, migration status, insurance type, etc. I actually found my mom’s therapist on the directory! 💕 And I’m also part of the directory and currently accepting clients.😊

(Resources for this post: Mental Health America, Anxiety & Depression Association of America, Latinx Therapy) 

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Con amor,
Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy 

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Querida mamás inmigrantes… 📝

For those celebrating Mother’s Day today, feliz día de las mamis. I  penned this letter to all the mamis especially nuestras madres inmigrantes 💕

Sending un abrazo fuerte to those grieving a mother, to those unable to see their mother, to those who don’t have a relationship with their mother, to those who have an emotionally absent mother, to those who are navigating difficulties in motherhood, to new mothers, to those having to step into roles of motherhood, and to all mothers who are simply trying to figure it out as they go. 

Les mando mucha luz en este día ✨🤍💐
-Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy

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