Micaela Hernandez Therapy Austin

Micaela Hernandez, LMSW

Supervised by Valerie Braden, LCSW-S


Welcome to your first step in your healing process. I know this journey is often tough, and it can feel really scary to begin! I admire you in taking that step. Life can have some challenging and experiences, and it’s okay to seek help when you are having a hard time. As Brené Brown would say, ““Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” 

My approach to therapy is highly collaborative and strength based. You are the expert of your experiences, and together we can work through those more challenging periods in life. Together we can create a safe environment where you will be heard, seen, and supported in your goals. Your goals are what will drive our sessions and will always be at the heart of our work. 

I am passionate about creating diverse spaces and engaging with all identities. I am an avid LGBTQIA+ ally. I am always open and curious to learning about the identities that are center to you. 

I most often collaborate with clients in approaches that harness their strengths and challenge their negative beliefs of themselves. I also greatly enjoy utilizing mindfulness as an approach. 

I am originally from Northern Virginia and grew up outside the nation’s capital. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, where I worked with veterans and in guardianship. I then moved to Austin, TX to pursue my Master of Science in Social Work. I have worked with diverse individuals both internationally and domestically. I am curious to know about other’s experiences and I am passionate about assisting you in reaching your goals. I have worked with individuals and families experiencing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, changes in identity, and chronic medical diagnoses. My hope is that together we can explore the challenges of life and create an environment of growth. 

Outside of therapy you can find me likely by a body of water, tending to my plants, or spending time with my beloved cat. 

Please reach out if you think we could be a good therapeutic match, or should you have any questions!

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More about Micaela

Area of Expertise

Collaborative, Empathetic, Strengths based 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Culturally Sensitive, Identity Affirming 

Anxiety, Chronic/Lifelong Illness, Grief and Loss, Depression


Individual Counseling
Family Therapy



Works With

Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Substance Use
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Domestic Violence
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Relationship to Food/Body

Techniques & Experience

Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Anxiety alleviation experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Focused on practicing skills
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Experienced in domestic violence
HAES/Intuitive eating
SE (Somatic Experiencing)


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Familiar with military culture
Enjoys working with older adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Valerie Braden, LCSW-S

4900 Mueller Blvd 

Austin, TX 78723


Contact Micaela

512-201-4501 ext 302