Hello, my name is Sarahi Hernandez and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New Mexico. I am happy to identify as a devout Christian Catholic. I was born and raised in a culture within the church called “Catholic Charismatic Renewal” in California. I new that my family and I worshiped and followed our faith differently than other Catholics since early on. The reason I say this is because we grew up reading scripture at home, praying not only pre-written prayers but prayers from our heart, and we worshiped God by clapping, dancing, singing, jumping and just feeling the Holy Spirit. I was always taught that having a relationship with God was the most important part of my life and that it came before anything else. I have been a youth group coordinator/leader since before I became a therapist. Working with the youth has been rewarding and a huge blessing. Our youth are the future and there are times when they go through critical spiritual tests that make them doubt or question their faith. I did not always have the answers but I was confident that the Word of God did as well as our spiritual guides.
As I went through my graduate studies I went through many challenges in regards to my faith as a Christian and my identity as a therapist. Many times some of my personal values did not mesh well with what I was learning; however, I can now say with certainty that this “mesh” is my strongest quality. It helps me see things in a larger perspective and blend my approach as compassionate and sensitive. Being a Christian is first. Being a counselor is my vocation. Being open to work with anyone from any background and belief is my priority. When you open up about your faith in counseling, and it is important to you it automatically becomes your strongest coping skill. You can surrender to Him in the comfort of your bedroom, in your place of worship; but sometimes he puts people in your path for a reason. I don’t believe in luck or chance, if you are reading my bio it is for a reason. I am happy to start this journey with you!
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #0193101 (Expires: 2021-09-01)
I have found my experience of online counselling with Sarahi to be extremely positive and helpful.
Her responses are always full of kindness, compassion, wisdom and understanding. She listens without judgement, and gives validation, insight and constructive advice. I have found her encouragement and support to be invaluable during the months that I have been working with her.
I would definitely hugely recommend Sahari as a counsellor to others.
Sarahi has changed my life and gave me the extra push I needed to finally find peace and healing. She is such a faithful follower of Christ and I am so happy God put her in my life!
Sarahi has all the care and empathy of a friend while providing the expertise of a professional. Every interaction with her is such a pleasure.