Dr. Diego Hernandez, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, began his studies by earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from South Eastern University followed by a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. He then attended Argosy University and earned a second master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology.
Hernandez is past Clinical Director of the Military Trial of Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) at the University of South Florida and co-author on the peer reviewed ART publications. He has spoken and co-published internationally on ART and has spent 16 years teaching at the university level with experience in designing online curriculum and has trained and supervised masters and doctoral level therapists. He teaches mindfulness, relaxation and meditation skills for coping in a human performance context, both to enhance performance and manage specific stressors or illness. Moreover, he has provided consultation with Mission America, Wounded Warrior project and the Lone Survivor Foundation.
With over 20 years of mental health experience and a combat trauma expert, he is very successful in working with veterans and active duty with emphasis on Special Forces both in retreats and his private practice, Balanced Living Psychology, located in Tampa, Florida. In addition to working with veterans and active duty, he works with athletes and business professionals focusing on wellness and performance. He works collaboratively with nutritionists, physicians, and other professionals to comprehensively address chronic illness and medical trauma such as, anesthesia awareness, medical misadventures, surgical, anaphylaxis and loss of limb or mobility. Additionally, he is a retreat Behavioral Consultant with Warrior Mission at Ease, serves on the medical advisory boards of the Camaraderie Foundation and H.O.O.A.H.