Cielo  Jimenez

Cielo Jimenez

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Oceanside Accepting In-person

Currently offering TeleHealth appointments for individuals and couples in the state of California.

Updated September 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Cielo’s clinical work is driven by a passion for helping individuals, couples and families to overcome difficult transitions, enjoy healthy relationships and live fulfilling lives. After earning her master’s degree from the University of San Diego, she worked with adults and children in psychiatric settings; supported terminally ill patients and grieving families through Hospice care; and collaborated in clinical research with UCSD Family Medicine and Public Health; where she helped young adults overcome traumatic experiences and justice involvement.

Cielo uses well research methods such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy; and Positive Parenting. She incorporates mindfulness and strength-based coaching techniques to improve executive skills, and to decrease trauma reactivity.

Cielo enjoys coaching young individuals affected by ADHD or within the Spectrum as they transition to adulthood; and has assisted countless parents of children with special needs so they are able to navigate their child’s condition while balancing family life. She understands that for this parents/couples the amount of evidence based information out there to help their kid can be confusing. But more importantly, that having a safe space to cope, recharge; and address their concerns is key to preventing burnout.

Message to clients

Are you going through a difficult time? I help individuals heal, couples rediscover their relationship & families find hope. I also coach clients through complex life transitions: from becoming parents to terminal illness, divorce and co-parenting, culture shock, empty nest, retirement syndrome; or life after jail. My clinical experience includes but is not limited to marital issues, attention, insomnia, anxiety, depression; and trauma-related disorders.

Whether in English or Spanish, I offer you a safe space to address your concerns. You can expect compassion, respect, evidence-based treatments; and years of experience helping clients from different cultures to heal and to reach their full potential. Schedule a free 30 min. phone consultation, I'll be happy to address all your questions.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Cielo Jimenez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $140
  • Initial session: $180 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $140 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Oceanside practice
2131 South El Camino Real, Suite 102, Oceanside, California 92054
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 3:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private practice, 2016 - Present
UCSD Family Health, 2017 - 2019
Hospice of the North Coast, San Diego Center for Children, Community Research Foundation

University of San Diego, MA, Marital and Family Therapy, 2012


California: LMFT 112056