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Jan Hernandez, LCSW, CSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Depression
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About me

I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research Masters Program. Since then, I have worked in adoption, with hospice, and with a variety of people with different problems in my private practice of 25 years.

Some of these include relationship counseling, individual counseling, obesity, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, alcoholism, drug addiction, women's issues, and geriatrics. Working with people to be the best that they strive to be is always the only goal that I have. I will help you discover what is right with you. We will use your strengths to make you the best you can be. It only takes a serious commitment from you.

Sometimes we may have to dig a little deeper, and that is OK, too. There is no "cookie-cutter" counseling! However, I will always treat you with the respect that you deserve, and encourage you to use the intelligence that you have within you to resolve your issues.

It takes courage to change; it often takes a person in emotional pain as well. Whatever has brought you here, I salute you for taking that first step! I look forward to helping you on your journey as you find out how small changes in behavior and thinking can lead to big changes in your life, one step at a time.

I am a Certified Diplomate through the National Psychotherapy Association, a Masters Addictions Counselor through the National Association of Addiction Counselors, a member of long-standing in the National Association of Social Workers, and a Masters Addictions Counselor through the National Association of Forensic Counselors.

Let's get started on your being the best that you want to be! You are incredibly and beautifully complicated, and you will be impressed with all of your complexities that we will discover together as you begin your journey of self-discovery!


Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

FL LCSW SW 15345

PA LCSW CW014290

PA CSW CW014290


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

Jan is fantastic! She truly cares about my well being and provides great feedback for me.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Jan for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Jan has been incredibly helpful during my BPD journey. She’s the only therapist who makes me feel heard and validated but she’s also the only one who challenges me when needed. I can now confidently say that I have all the tools I need to live a peaceful life. I couldn’t be more grateful that Better Help chose Jan for me two years ago!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Jan for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am quite fortunate that I got a chance to have counselling from suh a vastly experienced and an understanding Psychologist. She has helped me in crucial moments of my life and I am glad that I had the Better Help's brilliant app at my disposal, thank you.

Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Jan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

I have worked with Jan for almost 2 years and it's been so good! She is such an active participant in my therapy. She is all about putting in the work to feel better. She listens when I want to just spill and pushes me to think and dive deep into how to feel better. Jan does not just sit on the sidelines but takes such an active role in keeping me accountable and pushing me to challenge my ways of thinking to find new ways to feel good about myself and my relationships. She has always been on top of it and I never feel like she wasn't listening or caring. It'll be so sad to say goodbye to Jan, but I've moved home and changed insurance. Working with her has changed my life so much in the last 2 years and a lot of it is thanks to her. I have new ways of looking at life and my behavior and feel better equipped to go out into the world managing my anxieties.

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Jan for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Jan was always willing to have an honest conversation and help me realize things about me that I had been ignorant about or I had been ignoring to understand altogether. Over several months, she was able to help me develop tools to manage the issues that I had and they have been extremely helpful in my day to day life.

Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Jan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I was so glad , that "better help " Jan for me!
Jan understands me and gives the right response to me.
She also send me some worksheets and , those helps too! I am glad , that Jan is my counsellor ! Cause of her care, kindness and the advice she gives, is so right on!
I feel so good after each talk with her. And she really cleared my thoughts and my mind too.
I learned though her, think positive!
Thanks Jan be there for me and help me to move forward in life!

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Jan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse