Debbie  Ramirez
Vetted

Debbie Ramirez

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Play Del Rey Waitlist In-person
Updated January 30, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Parenting, including new parents

Professional statement

Debbie Ramirez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field of counseling for 18+ 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 Playa Del Rey, CA with plenty of street parking, however sees most clients via telehealth for their convenience and ease.


Message to clients

Welcome to LatinxWellness! My name is Debbie Ramirez, LCSW and have been in the field for over 18 years. I am passionate about building wellness and healing in communities of color, and in particular the Latinx community. As a child of Central American immigrants, I have the experience of growing up in a bicultural world and having to navigate the values of both cultures. People tend to describe me as a calming and grounding presence. I use techniques such as mindfulness and Brainspotting to really integrate the mind-body connection as well as facilitating intergeneration healing. Please feel free to contact me for a free consult to see if we are a good fit!

I work with teens and adults, as well as can provide treatment in Spanish. I have a calm and inviting demeanor, and tailor my practice to YOUR needs and goals. I look forward to working with you to improve your overall quality of life.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Modern Health Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Play Del Rey practice
8055 W Manchester Avenue, Ste 450, Playa Del Rey, California 90293
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

USC, MSW, 2006
UCLA, BA, 2004


Licensure

California: 26298


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Debbie provided me with insight into her practice and with therapeutic options. While I did go with another therapist due to my insurance, she created a welcoming space for our initial consultation."
- Zencare client • January 2022

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