Erica Smith Jimenez

LMFT

About Me

About
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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 114605


Reviews

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.

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

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

Written by S.A. 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

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 by T.R. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is professional yet personal, with all your intimate thoughts...I feel supported and heard.

Written by K.E. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Erica has been integral in my healing and personal growth journey thur far. She allows me to share freely and provides great insight into situations that are difficult for me to navigate. Erica creates a safe space where I feel comfortable to express what I’m feeling and she helps me dig into those feelings more so that I feel more equipped to deal with them. I look forward to our sessions every week as I always leave feeling better and with a refreshed encouraging perspective.

Written by M.C. on Oct 18, 2021 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, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Erica is extremely knowledgeable. She doesn’t just hear what I am saying, but truly listens. She provides specific feedback and doesn’t give blanket statements. I greatly appreciate her sense of care and ending our sessions on a neutral or positive note rather than when our time is up. I am lucky to have found her and recommended her highly!

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