Danielle Hernandez, Ph.D., H.S.P.P.

Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

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Dr. Hernandez received her PhD in School Psychology from Indiana University where she also earned a MSEd in Educational Psychology. She completed her undergraduate education at Gettysburg College where she majored in Psychology and minored in Secondary Education and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Hernandez completed her clinical psychology internship at a residential treatment facility that centered on animal-assisted therapy and nature-based interventions.

In therapy, Dr. Hernandez hopes to provide a safe and inviting space for PNW students to explore their narratives, name their experiences, and come to new realizations about how they can continue to grow into their wellbeing. She uses an anti-oppression framework to work with the opportunities and barriers faced by clients who hold marginalized identities, especially those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Hernandez works within cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, expressive arts therapy, and positive psychology modalities to support clients as they learn to identify patterns, examine thoughts, and reshape stories. She has experience working with individuals navigating anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, parenting, relationship issues, and family conflict.

In addition to therapy, Dr. Hernandez also provides psychological evaluations for PNW students seeking disability accommodations and new treatment options.

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