Dr. Barbara A. Hernandez, CSOTP
Family conflict, depression, anxiety, psychosis, addiction, body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, identity crisis, trauma and problematic sexual behaviors are just a few of the challenges that many individuals experience daily, so you are not alone. I believe that through therapy, everyone has the ability to develop skills to overcome or manage these challenges, and live healthy and fulfilling lives. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I assist clients work through the foundational components that lead to emotional experiences and behaviors which create barriers to their life goals. I believe that each person is unique; as a result, each individual’s treatment is specifically tailored to meet his/her needs. I strive to meet each client where he or she is, with the understanding that each individual is doing the best he/she can at the time with the resources available.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Health Psychology with a Clinical concentration in 2014 and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from Virginia State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider with over 15 years of experience providing mental health and substance abuse services and 10 years of experience working with individuals with problematic sexual behaviors. Throughout my career, I have worked primarily with adolescents and adults with diverse cultural backgrounds in community, hospital, and correctional settings. In addition to therapy services, I have an extensive background in psychological and psychosexual assessment which are used to identify treatment issues, and inform academic and medical providers. I evaluate cognitive capabilities, executive functioning, attention/concentration, socio-emotional, personality, and behavioral functioning. If you have a desire to embrace your authentic self and enhance your quality of life, I am available to assist you. Your personal growth can begin today!
Locations: Telehealth & Ashburn, VA
In network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans & United Healthcare