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A loud shoutout to my fellow Social Workers from clinical social workers to medical social workers to macro social workers to forensic social workers to school social workers to child welfare social workers and everything in between! 💛
I particularly want to acknowledge the contributions of First Gen/children of immigrants Social Workers…
🌻To those who have unwavering commitment and passion for their community... 🌻To those who self-sacrifice and often engage in additional labor without proper compensation... 🌻To those fiercely advocating for their clients who are in under-resourced, system-impacted communities... 🌻To those who work in communities they identify themselves with... 🌻To those who are not licensed or struggling to become licensed...
May you know your worth regardless of your income May you honor your body with rest, boundary-setting, and soul-care May you take time off to recharge without guilt May you compassionately navigate your “superhero” identity and acknowledge that fighting or changing oppressive systems is not only your responsibility but the responsibility of everyone May you know that your worth as a social worker is not measured by passing a licensing exam that disproportionately impacts social workers from marginalized backgrounds
I hope you celebrate yourself a little more this month and you’re celebrated by your organizations with more than coffee and free food! 🤷🏽♀️ (It’s cute and all, but more will have to be done! Starting by equitable pay, CEUS/training opportunities, appropriate caseloads, etc)
**Tag your favorite First Gen Social Workers! 🏽
Sending you love, light, and abrazos, Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy
✨Self Love✨ this month looks like investing in upgrading my website to uplift, empower, and support the Latine comunidad through diverse mental health related services. 💕
I realized I haven’t introduced myself in a while so here are some fun facts:
❣️physical activity and movement are essential part of my identity whether it is through dancing, hiking, or weightlifting ❣️love dancing to banda, cumbia, and reggae/dancehall (I can get low yall but I probably won’t come back up 😆) ❣️Love to travel. Favorite places are Mexico City and Jamaica ❣️I’m a lefty so most things I create are crooked or super tilted lol (don’t ask me to do a straight line 🥲) ❣️The name of my practice, “Pa’lante Therapy” was largely ignited by my dissertation title, “Pa’delante, La Lucha Continua: Resliency among Latinx College Students with Past Experiences of Bullying”
With that said, Welcome to Pa’lante Therapy! ✨
My practice was birthed as a result of my lived experiences as a First Gen Latina raised by immigrant parents in South Central LA who has experience trauma of many forms and as a result of my professional experience as a mental health provider. Uplifting my Latine immigrant community is what I’m mostly passionate about. 💕
I’m extremely excited to share with you all my upgraded website with new offerings:
❣️Individual Therapy, Immigration Psych Evaluations, Femtorship style Coaching to Early Career Latinas in Mental Health related Careers, Speaking Engagements, & Peer Clinical Consultations
I want to shoutout @peanutmedia for her patience and bringing my website vision to life. 💕 It was extremely important to me that I hired a Latina and approach this project with intentionality and authenticity.
May we continue to heal our intergenerational wounds and reclaim nuestras raíces ✨
Con mucho agradecimiento, Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy
Generational healing looks like… my undocumented immigrant mami starting therapy for the first time in her 50s, acknowledging how trauma has impacted her and her children, destigmatizing therapy and mental health una conversación a la vez, and leaning into healthier ways of coping. ❤️
I’m incredibly proud of my mami for bravely stepping into her healing era. Cómo muchos (undocumented) immigrants, my parents have endured insurmountable pain and trauma throughout their lives in their homelands and while in pursuit of the “American Dream.” It’s been a nightmare navigating systems for them especially the medical/health care system. But last year, my mami was a warrior and decided to step into many unknowns regarding her health and mental health. I can acknowledge that there are painful memories of my childhood due to unresolved generational trauma AND I can affirm my parents’ commitment to healing and doing the best they can with the resources they have.
My brother and I have encouraged my mom to go to therapy countless of times but she bravely decided to go on her terms (and after navigating the shi**y insurance oppressive system). My mami’s acts of resistance have encouraged my papi to *think* about seeking therapy too. Pasito a pasito. ☺️
A loud shoutout to all the mami’s, tias, abuelitas, señoras, y doñas in their older adulthood who are making the brave decision to go to therapy and reminding us that it is never too late to heal and break unhealthy generational cycles.
Me dan una gran felicidad to see many older folks in mental health related workshops inquiring about therapy not only for their children or family members but also for themselves. Every time I facilitate these workshops my heart is filled with joy. 💕
Con mucha luz y felicidad, Dra. Hernández @palantetherapy