Elena Herrera (she/her)


Hello, hola. I'm an experienced, Spanish speaking psychologist with over 15 years of experience in treatment and clinical supervision.

Psychologist in San Jose, CA

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I've worked with kids, teens, adults, and families from various ethnic, racial, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some of my experience includes residential treatment centers, juvenile justice, and college mental health. Currently I supervise future psychologists, so I know what works and what doesn't. With me, you'll feel heard, will be respected, and you can trust that I'll help you get to the bottom of what's going on. I have the years of experience, and I've seen it all.

My Background and Approach

I've been providing therapy and supervising for a number of years, so I've seen a lot of different types of therapy. I can say with confidence that what works best is not a one size fits all approach. Someone's lived experience, current struggles, and our collaboration determines what approaches I'll use. If you want to understand why your relationships struggle, maybe we need to take things slow and take a look back in to your earlier life. Maybe you're plagued with depression and anxiety and need some quick solutions without looking at your past. I can do both, and we can do it together. I provide safety and compassion, but I can also provide tools that you can take on your own. I firmly believe that someone's lived experiences and cultural identities influence our lives. I feel comfortable discussing identities and welcome them in the room. They're part of what makes you whole.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm a woman of color, and so I've seen and experienced my share of discrimination. Being in a privileged position hasn't shielded me from that, and so I am acutely conscious of the realities others in marginalized groups face. As such, I consider myself as a strong ally to other groups of people even if I don't share their identities. I do my best to practice cultural humility, and I was raised to respect everyone, especially my elders, those who serve, and those who have less than I do.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: EspaƱol
  • Rate: $170 - 190/session


4082901555 Email Elena
1190 S. Bascom Ave #130
San Jose, CA 95125

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