About Us


Hi, I'm Erika Hernandez, MSW, LCSW

If you're seeking therapy, it's probably because you are struggling right now and not happy with how things are going. I always say that change is uncomfortable and I will challenge you to get out of that comfort zone. However, I can assure you that, when we begin to work on that change and you start feeling uncomfortable, it's when we truly see transformation that leads you to feeling better.

A little about me...

I opened E H Counseling LLC in 2018 and am super passionate about providing quality therapeutic services.  I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma or are struggling with anxiety and provide counseling and conduct Immigration Psychological Evaluations in both English and Spanish to residence of New Jersey

So what's it like working with me?

The first session will focus on getting some background information, understanding what is going on, and setting up a clear plan for treatment. 

By the second session, we roll up our sleeves and get to work! If you are struggling with anxiety, I start teaching you techniques that work to help you manage the anxiety so you can begin feeling better.


If you have experienced trauma, I provide you with helpful techniques to manage the emotions associated with what you have experienced as a way to lay down the foundation to begin processing your trauma. 


We want to walk alongside you as you head on the journey of getting better!


Fun Facts About Me:

  • I love to travel, learn about different cultures, and try new foods.

  • As the true Jersey girl that I am, I love animal print.

  • I am obsessed with everything and anything Disney!


Meet, Belgica Rosario, MSW, LCSW

Belgica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both NJ and NY. She is fluent in English and Spanish and specializes in working with adults and children experiencing anxiety and depression.

Belgica is trained in play therapy and utilizes her training as an In-home clinician where she works with children struggling with behavioral and relational issues as well as provides support to their parents and families while they navigate the challenges that arise. 


She is trained in the Essentials of Brief Strategic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has extensive experience working as a hospital palliative social worker where she worked with those battling depression. 

Fun Facts About Belgica:

  • She likes watching old time movies

  • She enjoys discovering new places

  • She loves nature!

Meet, Jill DePeri,MA, LPC

Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ. She specializes in working with adults and children experiencing trauma, PTSD, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse.


She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art/Play Therapy and Guided Imagery. Jill has gained extensive experience while working with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency for eight years helping children and families reunite and heal from abuse and domestic violence. She has experience with adoption and family court as well.


Her passion is to help those she counsels towards healing, wholeness and to reach for their dreams.

Fun Facts About Jill:

  • She loves classic vintage cars

  • One of her favorite foods is pizza

  • Jill loves the beach and photography!

Meet, Vana Ekmekjian-Thomson, MSW,LSW

Vana is a Licensed Social Worker in NJ. She is fluent in English and Armenian and specializes in working with children and adults suffering from trauma and/or low self- esteem. Vana is also a Gottman Level 2 trained therapist and specializes in working with couples struggling with conflict, trust, communication, and healing from infidelity. 

Vana is trained in inner healing from trauma and adverse childhood experiences and applies it to the populations she works with. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, inner child work, mindfulness, and other appropriate modalities to meet the client where they’re at and help guide them to healing and freedom.

Vana has extensive experience working with children who cope with learning disabilities and coaching their parents to create healthy environments at home to help the child thrive. She also frequently participates in speaking engagements in school settings to help staff and parents better understand and help their students/children.

Fun Facts About Vana:

  • Vana loves traveling around the world and exploring the United States.

  • She loves taking pictures and has been a photographer for 5 years. (She captured most of the pictures on this website!)

  • She loves the NY Mets!

Meet, Ana Iris De Los Santos, MSW,LSW, CHES

Ana Iris is a trauma informed Licensed Social Worker in NJ. She is fluent in English and Spanish and specializes in working with adults, children, and teens experiencing anxiety and depression. As an In-home Clinician she works with children and their families with various mental health needs.


Ana Iris has worked with immigrant populations for over six years and has a passion for walking alongside individuals and families on their journey to wellness.

Fun Facts About Ana Iris:

  • Ana Iris loves to travel and try different foods.

  • She enjoys dancing and listening to all genres of music from around the world.  

  • She recently started learning how to play piano. 

E H Counseling LLC
121 Rea Avenue 2nd fl
Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Email:  info@ehcounseling.org

Call/Text: (201) 523-4048

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