Erica Smith Jimenez

(Master's, Degree, in, Couple, and, Family, Therapy, Bachelor's, Degree, in, Psychology, LMFT)
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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

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!