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

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

Appointment Type Accepted

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