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Estrella Ramirez
Estrella Ramirez
Assistant Director of Doctoral Training

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dr. Estrella Ramirez is a licensed psychologist. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master’s degree in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California.  Her dissertation explored racial identity development for multiracial persons and is committed to multiculturalism and providing culturally competent care.  She has experience working in a variety of settings including university counseling, community mental health, and three years at an eating disorder treatment center.   Dr. Ramirez has an integrative approach to therapy, weaving together client-centered, psycho-dynamic, internal family systems, and relational interventions. She has a warm, personable, and energetic style. She strives to help her clients reconnect with their emotions in a genuine way and believes that connection to self and others is an integral part of a fulfilling life.  In addition to eating disorders, she is interested in working with students on interpersonal issues, identity formation, trauma, recovery, and anxiety.

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