Erica Smith Jimenez

LMFT

About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and I absolutely love working with teens and their parents. I have many years of experience supporting teens manage all the issues they face in adolescence (i.e. bullying, drugs/alcohol, family and other interpersonal conflict, dating, sexuality, identity formation, school challenges, social skills issues, etc...) and all the associated feelings connected with these experiences. I enjoy supporting teens and offer them a safe place to share openly in a non-judgmental, strengths based and unbiased atmosphere. Being a teenager is a time of individuation with so many inherent challenges and also a wonderful time to have a guide outside of the family to help the teen with identity and positive self-esteem as they navigate all the growth that happens in this stage of life. I have spent many years assisting teens in managing emotions, developing positive coping strategies, deepening relationships with others and navigating conflicts in their lives while fostering improved self-esteem.

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

LMFT #114605 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


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 Teen Counseling might be different.

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.O. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks

She is great and very knowledgeable!

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 A.M. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We've had a great time building a relationship with Erica and look forward to growing that in the future.

Written by A.R. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 3 months

She is wonderful! Erica does a great job with my child whom recently lost his Mom.

Thanks Erica

Written by J.E. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Erica is currently helping me with my wifes recent passing. She always had our best interests both at heart and truely allowed room for my wifes growth before her passing. It was one of the main reasons I was able to spend my last days with her as we shouldve been, together and happy. Because of this im eternally grateful to her and her work.

Written by H.A. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Erica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Very sweet, open minded, fair and thought provoking. Everything a therapist should be.

Written by D.E. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Erica for 2 weeks

She is awesome!

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!

Work with me!