About Pilar

Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe


Dr. Hernandez-Wolfe is a systemically-trained Counseling Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland) and Licensed Professional Counselor (Maryland), with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is an AAMFT approved clinical supervisor and an Oregon approved supervisor.She has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and she is a tenured Associate Professor in the department of Counseling Psychology. She is also guest faculty at the Centro de Terapia Familiar y de Pareja in Puebla, México and at the Universidad Javeriana, Cali in Colombia.


As a result of her work with traumatic stress, she pioneered the concept of vicarious resilience in the context of torture survivor treatment in the U.S. and mental health services addressing politically based violence in Colombia. She has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters and the book “A Borderlands’ view of Latinos, Latin Americans and Decolonization. Rethinking Mental Health,” published by Jason Aronson. She received the Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award from the American Family Therapy Academy in 2013.


Since she began her clinical work in Massachusetts in 1993, Dr. Hernandez-Wolfe has been working with interracial and international couples, foreign born citizens, immigrants and third culture children and their families; and the spectrum of anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety disorders, panic attacks and social anxiety. She is fully bilingual and multicultural.


She is currently working on a systemic perspective on the human-animal bond and families, she and her partner own two rescued beagles and dachshund.

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