Licensed Professional Counselor
If your life could do with a significant upgrade or change, you are not alone! All too often, we are faced with seemingly impassable roadblocks that stand between the life we are leading and the life we are seeking.
I focus on clients' strengths while meeting each client's unique concerns and circumstances. I work with clients to achieve meaningful life goals including: alleviating low mood/depression; overcoming worry/fear/anxiety; healing from past wounds; managing stress; building confidence and optimism; improving communication; and breaking bad habits.
I strongly prefer science supported positive change strategies over strategies that "should" work in theory (which range from spot on to woefully misguided)! In contrast to my commitment to science, my approach is casual and is marked by warmth, humor, encouragement, plain speaking, and mutual collaboration.
My interest in psychology was kindled while studying for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. During this period of my life, I had the unique opportunity of working with people from all walks of life and supporting them in their journey. Therefore, when I discerned away from seminary studies, I naturally gravitated towards a career in psychology.
I then worked as a Research Coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). At BCM I worked on two grants. The first grant was awarded by the Department of Justice to determine the factors, cognitive and behavioral, that mediate recidivism in youth offenders. The second grant was awarded by the Baxter Trust Fund and related to creating a decision matrix to link individual cognitive and behavioral factors to specific employment opportunities (jobs) in the under-employed. I gained hands-on research skills and experience in the appropriate use and administration of standard psychiatric, personality, and cognitive measures, as well as experimental cognitive neuroscience techniques.
After receiving my degree in Clinical Psychology, I had the unique opportunity to work on the NFL Concussion settlement case. At the time, I was the lead psychometrist at Neurocognitive Specialty Group where I was responsible for administration, scoring, and interpretation of neuropsychological tests to retired NFL players as outlined by the NFL concussion settlement agreement. The purpose of assessment is to provide a standardized evaluation of the level of cognitive functioning in retired professional football players.
As an undergraduate, I studied philosophy, theology, and psychology from both the University of Dallas and University of Houston Downtown and then went on to receive a degree in Clinical psychology.
I received training in a variety of therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Parent Training (BPT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior therapy (BPT).
I provide individual counseling for teens, adults, and elders, and couples facing marital concerns. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, Trauma, and men’s problems. I use various approaches matching the client’s needs.
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Rates & Insurance Information for Eynar Hernandez:
Blue Cross Blue Shield