Aida  Hernandez

Aida Hernandez

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
New Jersey Accepting Online
Oakhurst Accepting In-person

My practice also provides group therapy. Please ask about what groups are currently being offered.

Updated January 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Work stress
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Aida Hernandez is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with young adults who deeply desire to be present in their own lives. Her clients struggle with anxious thoughts that waste their energy and leave them feeling burnt out. Many of Aida’s clients are young professionals, college students, or creative folks that feel enormous pressure to succeed, which leaves them to struggle with perfectionism, depression, or anxiety. This can look like procrastination or avoidance, and often shows up as issues in relationships with family and loved ones.

Aida teaches clients how to be more mindful in their lives so they can relax into each moment. She encourages clients to reflect on the origins of their anxiety or fears, and to think back to what experiences in their lives shaped who they are and how they interact with the world. She draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients find a more authentic direction in their lives based on their values and what’s important to them. She also incorporates elements of attachment therapy for clients whose mental health patterns negatively impact their relationships. Aida also offers psychodrama and teaches clients how to tap into their emotions for healing purposes.

Aida earned a Master’s degree from Montclair State University. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and has helped numerous clients feel more in control of their lives. Her goal is to equip clients with the tools they need to live authentically, both at work and in their personal lives.


Specialties

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Aida Hernandez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not Available
  • Tue 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu Not Available
  • Fri Not Available
  • Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun Not Available

Oakhurst practice
220 Monmouth Road, Suite 7, Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not Available
  • Tue 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu Not Available
  • Fri Not Available
  • Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Aida Hernandez LPC, LLC dba Colibri Counseling, Owner, Counselor, 2017 - Present

Montclair State University, MA, 2009
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Douglass College, BA, 2006


Licensure

New Jersey: 37PC00545100


Languages

English

Spanish