Debbie Ramirez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field of counseling for 14+ years, as well as is currently an adjunct professor at CSU Dominguez Hills. She has experience in working with ages 5-65+ in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, maternal mental health and grief/loss. She is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish, and uses evidenced based treatments that include cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused interventions.
Debbie believes in a strength-based perspective, and also the mind/body connection. She loves implementing and teaching mindfulness skills with her clients to teach effective strategies and skills for internal healing and wellness. As a daughter of Central-American immigrants, Debbie can understand the experience of being bicultural, as well enjoy working with people of color to enhance mental health and overall well-being. She is passionate about helping others find tools to reaching inner peace and healing.
Debbie's office is located in Manhattan Beach, CA with plenty of parking and parking validation. She also is able to offer remote telehealth sessions for your ease and convenience.
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
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Parenting, including new parents - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
USC, MSW, 2006
UCLA, BA, 2004