Hello, my name is Sarahi Hernandez and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New Mexico. In the past eight years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families throughout the life span. My approach is very diverse and I tend to utilize different theories in order to accommodate you and meet you where you feel most comfortable. I am client centered, accepting that you are the expert of your life and I am here to find ways to help you help yourself. To name a few, I use interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused (SFT), Narrative, Humanistic and Family Systems theories.
My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a non-judgmental, compassionate and safe space to open up about the things that are causing you distress and or are making you feel overwhelmed. I highly value transparency and honesty when working with my clients. Many times we are willing to help ourselves when it comes to our bodies (medical problems); however, we naturally shy away from tending to our emotional needs. By accepting this help and reaching out you are starting this process of healing emotional wounds that are at times neglected. Ultimately, you will find that you are more resilient than you think, that you hold the answers to your own problems, and that you are evolving into the best version of yourself possible. I love what I do and more than a profession it is a vocation for me and I cannot imagine doing anything else.
To share a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in California by immigrant parents from Mexico. I am first generation Mexican-American and the first in my family to graduate from college. There are many benefits to being bicultural; I believe I am able to understand different world views, customs, values and overall be more culturally sensitive. I am happily married to my best friend whom is from Honduras, Central America. We have a beautiful but spoiled one year old German Shepard named Niko.
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” - Steve Maraboli
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #0193101 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Sarahi is very kind and it is obvious she genuinely wants to help. She takes into accound what is important to you and tries to find ways to help you respecting your decisions. I would recommend her to anyone as a positive, sensitive, altruistic and professional conselor that can pull you through difficult situations with just a few kind words!
Sarahi is amazing. She is kind very understanding and very helpful. I have worked with her for the past few months. We started when I was at a really low point in my life. With her knowledge and understanding of my particular circumstances, I was able to get back to functioning and reinforce my tools that I have to cope with stress in my life. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I never felt judged for my feelings and thoughts and actions. She created a very safe environment to help with the healing process. :)
Sarahi has been a great counselor. She is is always concerned about my emotions.
Sarahi gives me the feeling of trust and confidence as a friend would do. She is very open minded and gives me a lot of feedback concerning the therapy that could better suit me. I like her tone and her warm conversation. I would just hope that her answers do not take so long, but I do understand that she has a lot more to do than to read my novels :)
I have only been working with Sarahi for a short time, but I already feel more confident in her abilities and in our relationship than I have with my last counselors. She is very professional and understanding, and gently pushes me to stay motivated in the things I want to work on. Working with her has been a great experience so far.
Sahari is a very good listener and always responds to what has happened in a very caring way. I feel safe to talk to her and she makes me look at my situation from different perspectives. There is no judgement, only support. I am enjoying talking to her a lot and feel like I'm making progress.
I love talking to Sarahi, she's very kind and we made a great match, she was open to adjust to my schedule and lifestyle
She shows great empathy and insight. She tries to help get to the core of things and creates a safe online environment.
Sarahi's style of communication is very familiar, warm, and understanding. She makes herself clear in giving advise as well as the direction she lays for you. Over all, she's great!
Sarahi has been a great help so far, she seems to be a nice person who has empathy for my situation, I appreciate that in difficult times.
Sarahi is awesome! Within days she managed to ”repair” my psychological state after the first counsellor, and progressed in dealing with my needs. I particularly like that she has understanding of immigrant background because being an immigrant facing certain problems makes all things by default much harder. I also like very much that she combines professional approach and her personal experience - it feels like if she is my ”professional friend”. My attitude towards online counseling became much better with her help and I definitely recommend her!
Sarahi is absolutely great and very professional. She makes you comfortable and always has good answers and ways to help. She also helps you deal with upcoming things in you life and that has helped me a lot. She really gets to know you and is genuinely interested in helping you and I appreciate her more than I could have imagined. She makes my life better.
Sarahi takes the time to understand your needs and is very caring and understanding. She has been the most caring counselor I've ever had and she always checks in to make sure you're doing ok. She offers great suggestions and sends useful information when necessary. I am really enjoying my sessions with her and finding them very helpful.