Cindy Hernandez, LCSW, Ph.D.

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Phonetic pronunciation of name: “SIN-DEE”

Role at Evergreen: Clinician

As a trauma therapist, my passion and mission is to serve others by finding root causes of life issues and healing and restoring the whole person as efficiently and gently as possible! I am so very excited to become your partner in therapy in order for you to live life to its fullest and regain a sense of safety and control along with a peace of mind and a full heart!

Cindy | Evergreen Counseling

Clinical modalities used with clients

Therapy services location

Telehealth only

Clinical Style

Kind; open and honest; motivating; evidence-based.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker #76664


California State University, Long Beach | Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW) | 2007

Dominican University | Master of Social Work (MSW) | 2008

Chicago School of Professional Psychology | PhD in International Psychology | Jan 2022

Advanced Trainings

EMDR-Certified Therapist | EMDRIA | May 2022

EMDR 2.0: An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy| EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning | 2022

Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization Remote (ASSYST-R) Procedure | Scaling Up, LLC | 2022

EMDR Therapy With Children | Ana Gomez, Agate Institute | 2020

EMDR, Memory Reconsolidation and the Flash Technique | Phil Manfield | 2019

Why I do this work

Throughout my life, I have experienced much pain and loss, all of which have fostered resiliency, compassion, and a deep desire to partner with others in cultivating the meaningful and peaceful life they want to live. It is through EMDR, both as a clinician and a client, that I found the answers I was looking for---to not only achieve healing for myself but to be able to offer it to others as well.

The best part of my job

The best part of my job is to witness and be a part of the healing, restoration, and transformation processes of individuals, and in turn, the positive impact these life changes have on their loved ones and the community as a whole. As a trauma therapist, I have the privilege and honor of co-creating a ripple effect of healing in as little as one session---healing that would have otherwise been inaccessible, unbelievable, or taken years to attain.

How I spend my free time

Running/strength training with my husband. Enjoying a cup of coffee with my cat furbabies inside the house or on the outdoor patio. Movie nights with friends or at home. Exploring new places/activities with my mother-in-law (especially when it involves eating great food). Getting a massage (or going to a spa of any kind).

Favorite quote

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Proust

Top personal growth resources

  • We All Have Parts: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Trauma with Internal Family Systems by Colleen West
  • Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation by Laurel Parnell, PhD
  • Looking through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients by Sandra Paulsen, PhD

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