Ximena Abondano

(RN, MSN, LMHC)

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.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH10963 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ximena is quite literally changing my life. She is always so helpful and positive and makes you see things from a neutral or positive light. She has reignited my passion for music and I can't thank her enough. She is so wise and listens intently. Couldn't recommend her enough. Thank you for all that you've done.

Written by D.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ximena has helped me get to the root of some issues quickly with a great deal of understanding and empathy. I have valued her insight in the short space of time we've been able to work together.

Written by G.A. on Jan 30, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

You can tell that Ximena has a long experience in her field. She asks direct questions that makes you reflect on the issue in a different and better way. I appreciate every advice she gives and it has helped me feel better in a very short amount of time

Written by S.T. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

I have had just a short time with Ximena, she already has my confidence and I believe she has the skills, experience and education I need. Very kind and caring.



Written by E.R. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Ximena is kind, but firm. She tells you what you need to hear, and uses your input to lead you to where you truly want to go. Ximena has harmless me more than I ever thought was possible in the short time I have been meeting with her and I look forward to continuing our sessions!

Written by A.N. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I think she is absolutely fantastic. She has such a wonderful, caring nature about her and always listens to you whole heartedly. She always provides helpful advice and leaves me feeling very positive after every session. Highly recommend.

Written by M.I. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Ximena is thoughtful, really well spoken and she knows the subject of “life” very very very well.

Written by M.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I was simultaneously feeling hopeless and eager prior to using BetterHelp, having had a great therapist and then giving up after never being able to find another that suited my case. I was worried about the cost, the time, and the possibility of having a mismatch - but excited to heal and move forward. Now, almost a month later, I can confidently say that BetterHelp has been an amazing space - and beyond that, Ximena has been wonderful and truly has a passion for her field that is evident in her work. I would highly recommend her as a therapist for anyone that is seeking therapy for the first time, is on the fence, or is ready to jump back in. She is precise and attentive in her speech, cares about her patients, and is all about communication and feedback. Without a doubt, the best therapist I've had.

Written by E.R. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ximena was a very kind person when I spoke to her and was able to offer very useful information when it came to what I had to say.

Written by L.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Ximena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is super helpful