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Bluffdale Counseling Therapy

Wendy Hernandez, CSW

Wendy Hernandez, MSW, CSW

About Wendy:

Wendy earned a BS in Social Work and a BA in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2022. Then, to top it all off, she secured her Master’s degree in Social Work a year later. Having wrapped up three degrees in two years, Wendy has set aside the books (for now) and joined our mental health team at Families First Pediatrics.

Outgoing and personable whether she’s speaking English or Spanish, Wendy is always looking for new experiences and the next adventure. Even Utah’s unpredictable weather and scattershot seasons are a welcome surprise on a weekend hike. You can find Wendy anywhere good tacos can be found, including her own kitchen.

Wendy is up to date on the latest in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mind-body bridging, solution-focused therapy, and is experienced in dialectical behavioral therapy. Beyond the techniques in which she’s trained, Wendy aims to provide compassion, tools, and a comfortable space for her patients to be seen, heard, and to explore their authentic selves. 




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BS, University of Utah, 2022
BA, University of Utah, 2022
MS, University of Utah, 2023




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We’ve been going to Families First Pediatrics for close to 10 years, we love them! Dr. Cox is our provider and he is seriously the best! He is thorough and caring and he is great with our kids. We’ve had to see other providers through the years as well and we are always impressed. Great office!

—Lisa Gibb.

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