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 provide counseling in both English and Spanish to residence of New Jersey and specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma or are struggling with anxiety as well as couples struggling with conflict, trust, communication, and healing from infidelity.
I also specialize in working with new moms struggling with anxiety, post-partum depression, and balancing work, relationships, and motherhood. As a wife, mom, and business owner, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to manage it all. As moms, we carry a lot on our shoulders. We often feel drained and consumed with mom guilt for trying to do it all and do it all well. I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood but thrive.
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.
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.
Meet, Jill DePeri,MA, LPC
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ. She specializes in working with adults and children experiencing trauma, PTSD, grief and survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Jill's therapeutic approach include, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Art/Play Therapy.
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.
Meet, Kristen Hanisch, MSW,LSW
Kristen is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of New Jersey. She specializes in working with adults and children with all mental health needs.
Kristen has extensive experience working as a Parent Coach with children and families utilizing the Wraparound Approach. Kristen is trained in Kazdin Parental Management and Nurtured Parent Program. She uses an Integrative/Holistic Approach and Solution Centered Approach, utilizing therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Child-Play Therapy.
Fun Facts About Kristen:
Kristen loves to travel, and her favorite place she’s visited is Paris
Kristen is a dog mommy, and is working on getting her Bichon Frise to be a certified therapy dog
Kristen is a licensed cosmetologist
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.
Meet, Donya Johnson, MA, LAC, NCC
Donya is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Jersey City University.
While Donya loves working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds who suffer from issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, or grief, she Specializes in: helping children ages 3-8, cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma through Child-Play Therapy and assisting women in life’s transitions and with self-acceptance.
Donya is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Individual Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. However, above all, Donya believes that the success of any clinical intervention begins with a true authentic therapeutic relationship which is paramount in order to create a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment.
Fun Facts About Donya:
Donya loves to travel and has set a goal of seeing all 50 states. Currently, she has visited 26 in all. Donya believes airport layovers count as a visit, as long as she eats in a restaurant.
She has read the entire Harry Potter series six times. Her biggest accomplishment was reading the fifth book, the largest in the series, in 32 straight hours.
Due to a clerical error, Donya gets to celebrate her birthday twice each year.
Meet, Chieon Kim, MSW, LCSW
Chieon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey. She is fluent in English and Korean and specializes in working with individuals and families experiencing relationship difficulties, and life changes.
Chieon’s holistic, client-centered and life developmental approach to clients’ presenting issues helps you to understand yourself and your significant relationships in your life. Chieon will help you to use the tools learned in therapy to adjust the small things in your life to create bigger and positive changes. Chieon is trained in providing interventions to empower you so that you can work through your current issues which will then help you to make healthier choices for future life endeavors.
Chieon is very warm-hearted and sincere, and will provide a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space for you to explore your internal world.
Chieon has extensive experience working with children, women, and families dealing with trauma, parenting, and relational difficulties, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Chieon is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-informed Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Fun Facts About Chieon:
Chieon loves camping and outdoor activities like fishing and hiking.
Chieon likes eating fresh raw vegetables like carrots, celeries, and bell peppers.
Chieon is obsessed with anything comfy - soft socks, cozy pajamas, & lots of pillows.