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Consultation Services

with Dr. Yanira Hernandez, EdD, LCSW, PPSC

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Dr. Yanira Hernandez, EdD, LCSW, PPSC has been a mental health practitioner for over 10 years and has provided mental health services to BIPOC communities in diverse settings including hospital, community mental health, and school-based. Dr. Hernandez has experience with providing therapy to children birth to five, school-aged children, adolescents, transitional-aged youth, and adults, as well as providing clinical supervision (individual and group) to MSW graduate students. Currently, as a licensed mental health professional in a school district, she provides workshops to students and families and professional development and training to educators including teachers, counselors, administrators, and community partners. 

Dr. Hernandez is also the Founder of Pa'lante Therapy, Inc, a virtual private practice centering on BIPOC individuals with an emphasis on Latinx communities. She specializes in working with First-Generation Women of Color professionals, college/graduate students, undocumented/immigrant individuals, and Latinx families. Areas of expertise include trauma (e.g. racial/ intergenerational trauma, early childhood trauma, complex trauma in immigrant populations), inner child work, anxiety, depression, stress, professional identity related issues, and imposter syndrome (imposter phenomenon/perf

Peer Clinical Consultation

1 hour – 1:1 Peer Clinical Consultation 


Peer Clinical Consultation: $150/hr.


One-hour consultation is available for Licensed and Associate clinicians who are seeking guidance and feedback on specific cases, diagnoses, and interventions. I practice through cultural responsive, anti-racist, and trauma-informed lenses. 


Please contact me at to discuss your current needs and to schedule a consultation call.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Topics: 
  • Mental Health within Latinx Communities
  • Professional Identity & Imposter Syndrome as BIPOC professionals/students
  • Managing Anxiety & Stress 
  • Trauma & Resiliency
  • Wellness & Self-Care
  • Destigmatizing Mental Health and Therapy
  • First-Generation Professional/Student Experience & Empowerment


Past Talks:
  • Latinas Represent Keynote Speaker: "Transforming Communities while Honoring Ourselves," May 2023

  • Latina Youth Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker for Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. UCLA and UCSB Chapters, May 2023 

  • SD Voyager Local Stories- interviewee with Editorial Staff, November 2022

  • National Leadership Organizational Development Conference Keynote Speaker for Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., August 2022

  • "Fine Tuning One's Mental Health"- Workshop Presenter, June 2022

  • "Intergenerational Trauma"- Interviewee with Lead Editor at HipLatina News and Media, June 2022

  • "Navigating the Professional Identity as Latinx Graduate Students & Professionals"- Guest Speaker for UC Davis Latino Medical Student Association, May 2022

  • Voyage LA/Shoutout SoCal Magazine- Interviewee with Editorial Staff, April 2022

  • "Pa'lante! Feat. Dr. Hernandez: Mental Health within the Latinx Community"- Interviewee with Salud Podcast, May 2021

  • "Loving your Bruin Brain: Self-Care, Stress Management, and Clapping Back at 2020"- Panelist for UCLA Latino Alumni Association, December 2020

  • Equitas Academy #2 Hispanic Heritage- Panelist, September 2020


If you are interested in booking a speaking engagement with Dr. Yanira Hernandez, please email for more information.

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