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Maria ("Mali") Jimenez, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years experience helping individuals through various hardships and stages of life. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues (co-dependency, attachment wounds), trauma, and other conditions. I am currently licensed in Washington DC and Colorado, with plans to obtain licensure in other states. I have worked in a variety of non profit and hospital settings, as well as in private practice.

My therapy style is compassionate and precise, yet I also challenge clients to come up against their growth edges so that they can experience the breakthroughs that they came to therapy for. I apply a mindfulness based somatic approach with my clients to allow them a chance to develop skills to bring greater awareness to their thoughts, emotions and bodily experience. I also combine a cognitive behavioral approach with a psychodynamic perspective because I believe that looking into family system dynamics as well as early life attachment wounding helps to be able to transform any dysfunctional patterning into beliefs and behaviors that serve you.

I will allow you as the client to take the lead on your process, while providing collaboration and support every step of the way to ensure that you meet your goals. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat



License information

CO LCSW CSW.09927358

DC LICSW LC50081711


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria ("Mali") 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.

Mali is responsive, respectful, and kind. I’ve really enjoyed working with her, and I’m grateful for her support as I worked through past traumas.

Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Maria ("Mali") for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I felt like Mali really understood Where my problems stemmed from. I felt safe in our conversation and felt like I learned much from it.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Maria ("Mali") for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues