Dr. Diego F Hernandez is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a focus on health, wellness, and human performance.
He is an trauma expert, Master ART Therapist and Lead ART Trainer.
Dr. Hernandez is also the Clinical Director of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Research at the University of South Florida and past Clinical Director of the Military Trial of ART at USF.
With 20 years of mental health experience and a combat trauma expert, Dr. Hernandez works privately and on retreats with active duty military and Veterans.
He is on the medical advisory board of HOOAH and we are so grateful to have his expertise!
What is ART?
Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions).
Clients suffering from trauma and other challenges such as those listed below and many other mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session.
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Addictions/ Substance Abuse
- Performance Anxiety
- Family Issues
- Victimization/Poor Self Image
- Victimization/Sexual Abuse
- Relationship Issues/Infidelity
- Job Related Stress
- Pain Management
- Memory Enhancement
The client is always in control of the entire ART session, with the therapist guiding the process.
The process is very straightforward, using relaxing eye movements and a technique that changes the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain.
The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions.
Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.
ART is currently being administered via Telehealth. To request a session for any Active Duty Military member or Veteran, please email HOOAH at firstname.lastname@example.org
- To hear more about Accelerated Resolution Therapy from Dr. Diego Hernandez, click here to listen to the latest podcast episode:
- To learn more about how HOOAH uses Accelerated Resolution Therapy, watch this video:
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