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.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Life Purpose Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH10963 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Working with Ximena has had a profoundly beneficial effect on my life. She is such a kind person, but she is also firm on what matters. She was very good at challenging my own negative self-talk and gave me the tools to learn to communicate with the parts of my self that have been giving me grief, rather than just reject them in an obsessive thought cycle. I found our conversations fascinating too: she is hugely well versed in her subject and was very good at making connections to unexpected places. Numerous times I had "How didn't I see this before?" moments about my own mental patterns. Should I ever decide to do counselling again, it would be with Ximena.
What do I say about Ximena! She is really a warm and lovely person at heart and that is what is the key to her successful counseling sessions. She is a patient listener and a candid speaker, but in a subtle way which is not demeaning to the clients. I enjoyed all my sessions with her. She helped me challenge and accept my thought process with a different perspective which has given me the confidence just to be myself and explore different aspects of human life which I always shied away from. It was simply a joy to talk to her about my feelings and let it all out.
I would definitely recommend Ximena and I wish her the very best for future.
Ximena was warm, insightful, and a wonderful listener. She knew when to be gentle and when to be blunt. Her positive attitude and active reframing made our sessions enjoyable-I usually found myself laughing at least once every session. She has helped me gain confidence in myself and my capabilities; she provides resources and simple/easy homework that brought it all together! 10/10 would recommend
Ximena is the best! Our conversations helped me find my sense of purpose, confidence, and resolve. She is incredibly empathetic and knowledgeable, and I always felt like she was listening closely without judgement. Her approach helped me on a path to a much healthier mindset. I highly recommend her to anybody who is struggling with life.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Ximena is thoughtful, really well spoken and she knows the subject of “life” very very very well.
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.
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.
She is super helpful