Family Counseling/Therapy

Family Therapy is designed to address specific issues that affect the wellbeing of the family unit, such as major life transitions, mental health conditions or major medical illnesses.

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling is a collaborative process between the patient and psychologist where psychological symptoms are discussed, monitored and treated in order to facilitate change and improve quality of life.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling is an invaluable tool for couples undergoing stress related to poor communication, major life changes or destructive relationship patterns.

Forensic Testimony

Forensic Psychology is a specialty branch that applies psychological practices and principles to the legal system working as an expert witness.

What Do We Do?

Psychological Assessment and Evaluations
Expert Witness Testimony
Court-ordered Evaluations and Treatment
Individual, Family and Group Therapy
Number of Years of Experience
Number of Forensic Evaluations
Number of Court-appointments

Why First Step Psychological Services?

First Step Psychological Services prides itself on being the only clinic in San Antonio to provide empirically supported treatments (ESTs) exclusively. Dr. Hernandez is dedicated to using the latest scientific evidence-guided treatment in order to maximize client improvement and satisfaction.

Our Philosophy

Dr. Hernandez's philosophy is based on the belief that a strong therapeutic alliance and thorough understanding of the client, combined with sound and tested psychological treatments is the foundation of a successful therapeutic experience.

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Are You in Need of Professional Help?

You are not alone. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults would benefit from mental health services. Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can provide symptom relief and improved quality of life.

“Great therapist, really enjoy her professionalism.”

Kassandra L

“Dr. Hernandez is a very well known psychologist in her field and a valuable asset to the San Antonio metropolitan area. We are truly lucky to have a professional in San Antonio with her academic background, professionalism, and expertise. She works daily to improve lives within our community, thank you Dr. Hernandez!”

S. Sanchez

“Dr. Hernandez , takes the time to make the clients feels comfortable and will go above and beyond to ensure the clients needs are met.”

Cheryl D

“Dr. Hernandez has always been very caring and genuinely concerned about my health. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone who needs the care. She has made it possible for me to continue my life to the best of my ability. She’s an excellent doctor.”

Claudia D

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