About

No matter what life may bring you, I encourage you to find that small light that will guide you to a much better you.   Depending on the individual needs, I use a variety of approaches with my clients. Background: Bertha Ramos received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Long Beach California State University, Long Beach,... Read more

No matter what life may bring you, I encourage you to find that small light that will guide you to a much better you.   Depending on the individual needs, I use a variety of approaches with my clients.

Background:

Bertha Ramos received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Long Beach California State University, Long Beach, Ca.  During her undergraduate studies she was involved in the VOICES Discovery program through the counseling department as a group facilitator in bringing topics of race, discrimination, stereotypes, and bias among various cultural groups.  After receiving her undergraduate degree, she worked full-time as a Case Manager for transitional youth group with severely emotional disturbance in a community based program in Covina, as a Case Manager for children and adolescents at an outpatient program, and an in-home counselor in a family preservation program in Cerritos.

Bertha received her Masters of Social Work degree at Long Beach California State University, Long Beach, Ca. During this time she completed her internships at the ACCESS school-based program in the Orange County School district as a school counselor for adolescents, and as a medical social worker in the Nephrology department to children/adults at Kaiser Permanente.  After receiving her Masters Degree in 2005, she has had experience working in several mental health agencies and a psychiatric hospital in positions providing Child & family therapy, Group Therapy, Crisis counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. For the past three years, she has been a director for an adult partial hospitalization program and is currently providing clinical supervision to MSWs and MFTs.  She has been certified in Parent Child Interactive Therapy to provide treatment to children, ages 2-7 with challenging behavioral problems.

Outside of work, Bertha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, working out, watching documentary and independent films, attending community activities, volunteering, and being connected to the National Association of Social Work.

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Qualifications

Years in Practice:
School: California State University, Long Beach
Year Graduated: MA 2005
License No. and State: 60542

Issue

• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image
• Pre/Post Bariatrics
• Stress
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• LGBT
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence
• Career Counseling
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• HIV/AIDS
• Personality Disorders
• Anxiety/Depression
• Anger Management
• Bipolar Disorder
• Pain Management
• Borderline Personality
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Dual Diagnosis
• Sexual Abuse
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Sex Addiction
• Trauma and PTSD
• ADD/ADHD
• Grief Counseling
• Psychotic Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults
• Children (6-10)
• Young Adults
• Preteens/Teens (11-19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Family Systems
• Play Art Therapy for Children
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
• Couple Therapy
• Eclectic
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Brainspotting Therapy

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Medicare
• Victims of crime
• Aetna
• ILWU Coverage
• Out of Network - PPO
• Anthem Blue Cross

Appointment Type Accepted

• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Family Counseling
• Individual Counseling
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling
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