Hi! My name is Erica Smith Jimenez and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families specializing in support for teens and parents.
I enjoy working with clients with a focus on assisting them in managing emotions, developing positive coping strategies, deepening relationships with others and navigating conflicts in their lives while fostering improved self-esteem.
I offer a safe space to dig into issues that are causing stagnation, sadness, frustration, pain, loneliness, and/or fear and focus on helping to foster more positive emotions with a non-judgmental and strength-based perspective. My style is direct, nurturing and down to earth. I bring an engaged and authentic presence to each session. I have seen, throughout my experience, how much positive change can occur when the optimal support is available, and I will routinely offer that to all my clients. It is with empathy, compassion, humility, experience, training and skill that I offer my clients a therapeutic relationship and tools for working through their struggles. Each person is unique with their own specific needs and I tailor my approach dependent upon those needs.
My goal is to provide my clients with tools needed so they can live a happier and healthier life!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 114605
Very sweet and helpful! Just getting to know her, but she is like a friend!
Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I felt very comfortable sharing my concerns with Erica.
Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Erica for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
I think Erica is very understanding. She allows you to express yourself but keeps your train on the track. I appreciate that at the end of each session, she lets me know what we are going to work on next session yet if there is something important that comes up, she encourages you to talk about whatever you need to. Really like her, good therapist for sure!
Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
In just the short amount of time I've worked with Erica my babies my mood and my life have taken a 180. She has helped me to create healthy boundaries in my relationships which has helped Mr to be the best version of myself. She is supportive yet challenges any cognitive distortions I may present. I'm truly grateful for the work and progress I have made with her!
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
Erica is so kind and really helps me see things in a different way. She’s been encouraging and understanding and I look forward to meeting with her every week! She’s also been so flexible with my schedule
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
really understanding, listen and gives the right feedback.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching