Joshua  Ramirez

Joshua Ramirez


Master of Social Work, MSW Clinical Social Worker Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Hollister Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Assertiveness
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

As a Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based therapy to individuals within the age range of 18 to 40. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Method, and Psychodynamic modalities. I believe in empowering my clients to foster positive change and cultivate a more hopeful outlook on life.

Throughout our therapeutic journey, my primary goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I strive to understand your unique needs, challenges, and aspirations to tailor our sessions accordingly.

Incorporating elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, we will collaboratively work to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving your desired goals. This approach allows us to develop practical strategies to overcome obstacles and foster personal growth.

Message to clients

Most people need to have a support system that can help them to shoulder the many pains in life, but sometimes there are those particular thoughts or emotions that might just feel wrong to share with one of your loved ones. Or maybe your loved ones have a lot of difficulty listening and caring because of the struggles that they have. This is one of the benefits of having someone outside your system to support you without any biases or prior history.

I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and resilience, and my role as your therapist is to support you in discovering and harnessing your inherent strengths. Together, we will work towards unlocking your potential for positive change and a more fulfilling life.

Throughout our sessions, I aim to help you reflect on the progress you've made and reinforce the skills you've acquired. My ultimate objective is to promote your sense of empowerment and self-awareness, enabling you to transition out of therapy with increased confidence and hope for your future.


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

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

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

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joshua Ramirez is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)


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 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hollister practice
365 4th St, Hollister, California 95023
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Therapy InMotion, Therapist, 2021 - Present
True North Counseling, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Gavilan College, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present

Western New Mexico University, Master's in Social Work, 2021
San Jose State University, BA Communication Studies, 2014


California: 106683



Client testimonials

"amazing. He made me feel very comfortable about opening up"
- Zencare client • November 2023