Speaking Engagements

Dr. Yanira Hernandez is an accomplished and passionate speaker with expertise in mental health within Latinx communities, professional identity, imposter syndrome, anxiety and stress management, trauma, resilience, wellness, self-care, and destigmatizing mental health and therapy. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each speaking engagement, leaving audiences informed, inspired, and empowered.

Whether you’re organizing a conference, workshop, webinar, or panel discussion, Dr. Yanira Hernandez is ready to deliver an impactful and enlightening presentation tailored to your audience’s needs. Her passion for mental health advocacy, cultural competence, and empowerment shines through in every speaking engagement.

Why Choose Dr. Yanira Hernandez As Your Speaker?

Dr. Hernandez offers a range of thought-provoking and relevant speaking topics, including:

Mental Health Within Latinx Communities

Exploring the unique challenges, stigmas, and strategies for promoting mental well-being within Latinx communities.

Professional Identity & Imposter Phenomenon Experience (Imposter Syndrome)

Diving into the complexities of the imposter phenomenon (aka imposter syndrome), especially as it relates to BIPOC professionals and students, and discover strategies for overcoming self-doubt and achieving professional success.

Managing Anxiety & Stress

Learning practical techniques for managing anxiety and stress in today’s fast-paced world.

Intergenerational Trauma & Resiliency

Gaining insights into the impact of trauma and discover ways to build resilience and heal.

Wellness & Self-Care

Exploring the importance of self-care and wellness practices for maintaining mental and emotional balance.

Destigmatizing Mental Health & Therapy

Challenging the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy, and learn how to create more open and supportive communities.

First-Generation Experience & Empowerment

Understanding the unique experiences and challenges faced by First-Generation professionals and students, and explore strategies for empowerment and success.

Bicultural Mindset: Embracing Strength In Diversity

Understanding the power of a bicultural mindset, leveraging diverse backgrounds to enhance personal growth and mental well-being.

Empowering Latinx Youth

Reviewing the unique challenges faced by Latinx youth in today’s world and discover strategies for promoting their mental well-being and self-empowerment.

*Topics available upon request.

To inquire about Dr. Hernandez’s availability and discuss your event’s specific requirements, please email yanirahernandez@palantetherapy.com or through the form bellow:

Past Talks:

San Diego State University Women of Color Empowerment Group & HSI Student Advisory Board Event- Guest Speaker, April 2024

"Cuando ‘echarle ganas’ is not enough: Navigating wellness and mental health as First-Gen Latinx/e College Students"- Guest Speaker, USC Multicultural Greek Council, April 2024

"Educators of color: Transforming Classrooms while Honoring Ourselves"- Guest Speaker, ALDER Graduate School of Education, February 2024

"El pasado es el presente: Impacto del trauma intergeneracional en la comunidad Latine"- Presenter, Children's Hospital Orange County, Pediatric Psychology, CHiSPA Seminar, January 2024

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

“Trauma Exposed Children in Schools”- Co-Presenter, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC UCEDD Pediatric Psychology, March 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

“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

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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) 
▪️representation of Latine health providers 
▪️legal status
▪️lack of health insurance 

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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