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I have received no better reward than when I see a client break through an emotional issue that then benefits their communities: family, school, personal relationships, and the workplace.
— Lisa Hernandez

Lisa Hernandez

Lisa M. Hernandez, MS, MA, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, with an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fullerton. She has served families experiencing issues with autism, high risk youth, blended families, foster/adopted families, substance issues, and school issues (behavioral, bullying peers) K-12. Lisa has worked extensively with individuals, high risk youth, foster families, families with autistic members, groups and family therapy. Lisa has also served as a professional coach guiding professionals through career development.

Prior to working at Pathways Lisa has more than 17 years as a Human Resources Professional, in the public and private industry. Serving others in a helping capacity is something that she is passionate about and devoted to. While in Human Resources she began serving U.S. Veterans in career development. While she was able to help them, it occurred only at a superficial level, and she soon realized that deeper emotional issues affecting their career goals really needed a more personal and intimate relationship to truly help make a difference for them. Her senior project in graduate school focused on utilizing art therapy in career development (“Counselors’ Use of Art Therapy with Veterans Struggling with Reintegration Issues”). The paper was a preliminary inquiry looking at how art therapy can be used in career development with U.S. military personnel in transition back in to civilian life. Since writing that paper she became interested in sandtray therapy and has incorporated it in treating all populations. 

Lisa M. Hernandez is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (CA IMF #82813); employed by Pathways to Wellness; and supervised by Nancy D. Young, Ph.D., CA License #11961.  She has met all of her supervision and training requirements and is studying to take the last part of her state licensing exam.

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714-432-9856

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