City and State: Austin, Texas
Preferred Gender Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Specialties and Expertise: Supporting clients in adjusting and processing transitions throughout a lifespan. I am EMDR trained and provide culturally grounded counseling.
License Type: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Additional Credentials: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Accepted Payment Methods: Credit Card, Checks, Cash
Insurance Plans: Cigna, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Ana Vidina Hernández (MA Latin American Studies, MSSW) is the program and research coordinator of Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin. Girasol strives to help Texas immigrant children and families to heal from trauma through support, education, and connection. Girasol works to support immigrants by providing services to women and children both during and post-detention, educate service providers and students on migration and trauma, and connect community members with resources. Ana is also a lead counselor at the YWCA Greater Austin, an agency providing sliding scale bilingual counseling services. Her advocacy, social work practice, and research are centered around work with immigrants in detention and the immigrant community in Texas.