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Ximena Abondano , LMHC

Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Ximena. I am an intuitive, optimistic and creative therapist with over 30 years of experience. I am a warm and compassionate counselor who speaks from the heart. I believe in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and challenges by extracting their hidden wisdom. My own healing journey has lead me to explore deeper and further understand the subject of personal empowerment within the context of relationships, and substance abuse.

So often in life we are faced stressful and overwhelming situations that leave us feeling disempowered, drained, and at times even hopeless. Are you at a place where life at times feels like a struggle or a grind? Life satisfaction is not where you hoped it would be? Certain decisions seem to create more problems, yet you continue to make the same counterproductive choices? Are Internal fears and anxiety paralyzing action? Are fears preventing you from making choices that are in your best interest? Are substances affecting your ability to live life fully? Are you feeling depressed and powerless?

Well…you don't have to face your life obstacles alone. Therapy can provide you with the tools and the support to get through those tough times and serve as a reminder of your strength and resilience. It will aIso facilitate your understanding of your own power to transform your life. I am committed to empowering you to make informed, positive lifestyle choices, take responsibility of your actions, prioritize self-care, and achieve optimal levels of wellness in order to reach your full potential.

Change can be challenging but by no means impossible. It is my mission to walk with you and explore the possibilities for promoting change. I don’t believe in a “one-style fits all” approach. I consider the human healing journey to be personal, and I will support the unfoldment of the uniqueness in you. My counseling philosophy is that I am a passenger in your path of self-exploration , who can serve as an objective support in the interpretation of your circumstances. I will provide input when requested, road maps when asked and clinical insight when invited.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

FL LMHC MH10963

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ximena Abondano . 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.

I highly recommend Ximena! She is kind, supportive, and easy to talk to. She helped me cope with my grief, and process the loss of loved ones. She showed me the support I needed during a difficult time. I am so grateful to have met Ximena.

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely fantastic. I had issues finding someone who could help me, wasn't getting along with anyone I matched with. Ximena was the first to help me find value in myself and give me the resources I needed. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to better themselves. A truly wonderful soul.

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I cannot recommend Ximena highly enough as a therapist. In the past few months, I have completely changed my perspective of the world and of myself and moved on from some really difficult memories and thought processes from my last relationship. Ximena has been relentless in teaching me to rewire my thought processes and helping me listen to my own voice inside my head instead of other peoples'. I feel so confident and unafraid in every situation I find myself in now. It's like being a completely different person, except I'm actually just the person who I've been trying to be all along. This has been the biggest turning point in the way I live my life and I can't put a monetary value on how useful it's been to me. Ximena is funny, kind and unwavering and I really enjoy all of my conversations with her, most of which don't feel like how I imagined therapy to be like. 5 stars from me, every single time.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Ximena is a lovely person and a great therapist. She makes you feel very comfortable sharing your thoughts and is so helpful in trying to make you feel better, and helps solve the issues by giving helpful tips and tools to feel better. I would highly recommend Ximena as a therapist as I was very nervous starting therapy but now I look forward to talking with Ximena every week as I know she helps me feel better about my issues and I feel great afterwards.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Excellent session. Dug right in and stuck to the core issues.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Can't explain how much my conversations with Ximena have helped me. It's been great to get a clear objective view of my behaviour. Looking forward to our continued conversations

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Ximena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes