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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Urban Wellness, we are committed to social justice and anti-racism. We are dedicated to providing services to individuals, couples, and families that are accessible, culturally relevant, and free of stigma.

Here at Urban Wellness, we celebrate and affirm all backgrounds and identities. We strive to provide a brave space where voices can be heard and liberated.

GET TO KNOW your therapist

Emily Hernandez, LSW

“I have healed through knowing, and by knowing I can move toward possible solutions.” ― Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color

Insurances I Accept:


Ages I work with:

  • 7+

Languages I speak:

  • English and Spanish

Who Am I?

Hello! I am Emily Hernandez (She/Her). I identify as a cis-gender first generation Mexican-American. I’m a Licensed Social Worker with experience working in schools and medical settings; I am a therapist that enjoys working with teens and adults. I believe in a client centered approach and defining therapy in a way that best suits you and your goals. 

I love working with:

  • Teens and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression or other mood disorders Immigrant populations 

  • Individuals who want to explore interpersonal relationships, relationship issues, and boundaries 

Some of my favorite approaches include:

My approach emphasizes building a positive therapeutic relationship that is client centered. I do not believe therapy is a one-size-fits-all so I tend to pull from a variety of methods including, but not limited to, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 


As a therapist, it starts with creating a safe therapeutic environment for you and I. I provide a non-judgemental space where you will feel comfortable and supported while still enabling you to grow. I believe growth at times can be uncomfortable and challenging but I am there to work together as a team to navigate those feelings. I welcome and invite your feedback to help structure our sessions so that they feel most meaningful for you.

I believe…

  • I believe everyone can heal and change 

  • I believe in meeting you where you are at and you are the expert of your life I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to reaching your therapeutic goals 

What it’s like in a session with me

A session with me will vary from person to person. I provide a comfortable space where you can be yourself. We can navigate that day’s, week’s or month’s emotions, experiences and everything in between. We might find ourselves having a laugh but I will always make space for any tears. I may ask a lot of questions at first; as our therapeutic relationship develops I hope that you can see me as someone who is supportive but also here to gently challenge you towards your goals.

Outside of work

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends or family. They will often find me cooking some of my favorite foods I grew up with such as pozole or tinga. I enjoy hitting the gym in my free time or going on a run when it’s nice outside. On a day in, you’ll find me watching a random romcom, reading a book, or playing PC games. Oh, and live music! Something about being in a room full of people enjoying the same music feels good.


Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.