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Erica Smith Jimenez, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

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!

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management

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

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 114605


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Erica Smith Jimenez. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

Erica has been wonderfully patient and effective in listening to what's been going on in my day-to-day and helping to identify issues and suggest ways to improve my quality of life. I was honestly had some trepidations about online therapy before meeting her, but Erica has been nothing but excellent. Highly recommend.

Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Erica for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coaching, and adhd

I am a person that has participated in several different kinds of therapy and therapists and have never seemed to enjoy it until I met Erica. She always makes sure to listen attentively and asks appropriate follow up questions. She also helps me by being relatable and a fun human being to talk to. I most definitely recommend talking to her!

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Erica is amazing!! Gives helpful tools to help manage my anxiety, really listens and remembers what we’ve talked about. I feel very understood!

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erica is very knowledgeable in her space and at the same time she is very authentic and caring in her approach. She made it very easy for me to share my thoughts and her non-judgemental and respectful comments, helped me to share all my thoughts and open up easily to her. She has been a great help during the last 6 months as I had to navigate and make tough decisions in life.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd