We Accept Insurance!
Helena Hernandez

I look 'square' but I 'think outside the box'. That's because healing is a journey with many starts, stops, and detours. Be patient with yourself, be patient with your care team, and remind yourself of the desired destination.

Helena Hernandez, PA is board-certified physician assistant and a proud Texan. It was her own personal journey with mental health that inspired her to specialize in helping others find mental wellness.


She was born in the Philippines, but came to Texas as fast as she could. She studied international studies and chemistry at Baylor University, then health IT & informatics at the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in tech in Boston for three years, then returned to Austin to work on her post-baccalaureate. Helena obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant from Wichita State University in Kansas in July 2019 and was board certified on August 2019. Helena felt called to work in psychiatry because this medical specialty makes her feel the most human and continually shows her how to become a better person, and currently sees patients via telehealth. Outside of work, she enjoys all things active and outdoorsy, so much so that her friends describe her as “sweet, sassy, and a little bit Western.” She loves to experience different cultures and is trilingual, but considers herself a small town girl and a child at heart.


Helena accepts most insurance plans, and treats many mental health conditions including depression, sexual assault trauma, and anxiety. For patients who struggle to find success through traditional treatment methods, Heading also offers specialized treatments such as Intramuscular Ketamine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Spravato in-clinic.


Trauma Informed Therapy | Psychiatry | Medication Therapy

Experience & Specialities

Anxiety | Bipolar Disorder | Complex Trauma | Co-Occurring Diagnosis | PTSD | OCD | Prenatal & Postnatal Anxiety & Depression | Intimate Partner Violence | Geriatrics | Relationship Issues | Infertility & Pregnancy Loss | Women’s Issues | Sexuality & Sexual Identity | Men's Issues | Depression | Neurodivergence

Insurance Accepted

United Healthcare | Blue Cross Blue Shield | Medicare | Humana | ChampVA | Molina Healthcare | Sana Health
"This was my first time meeting with a psychiatrist and I felt like Helena made the process simple and easy to understand!" -Taylor
"Helena was very attentive, compassionate, kind, knowledgeable, and thorough. She answered my questions and sought to understand the nature and progression of my illness, as well as my reactions to medications and related concerns." -Marie
"Helena is AMAZING! Not only is she very educated and factual on medications and diagnoses, but she explains every change she is making every step of the way!" -Allie

Ready to connect?

Schedule with Helena Hernandez or their associate.

Get matched with care

Let our team match you to a provider.