Hello and welcome. You have taken a big step towards helping your child. I hope that I have the privilege of working with them.
My name is Yvette Ramirez, and I am a licensed professional counselor. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I then continued my education at Capella University and graduated with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.
I started my counseling career working with clients that I would visit in their homes and help them understand their diagnosis, teach them how to cope with symptoms, and teach the importance of medication adherence. I was promoted to the Integrated Care department where I practiced solution focused therapy with clients that had medical issues that exasperated their mental health issues, or vice versa. I was trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the State of Texas and continue to utilize CBT in my practice today with children.
I was promoted to a supervisory position for the Assertive Community Treatment Team and lead a team of 13 case managers, nurses, and LCDCs, which worked with clients that were high utilizers of the local mental health hospitals and were in crisis often. I was the lead counselor for the team as well and was trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy to assist our clients with trauma they have endured and to teach them to challenge the negative thoughts they had about themselves regarding trauma.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming to help those who have lived through a traumatic event that is causing distress in their lives, or clients that endure distress that they find difficult to handle. I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for over 7 years, both online and in person, and expanded my counseling career working with children, adolescents, and teenagers now for 6 years.
How I Can Help
I find that working with children, adolescents, and teenagers in play, art, and narrative therapy helps them to express themselves. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Trauma Focused to help children process trauma and improve behavior. I enjoy helping children every day to reach their goals to feeling the best they can. I have experience with the LGBT+ clients in in personal issues, relationship issues, and family issues with adoption. Thank you so much for visiting my profile. I look forward to working with your child.