Barbara Ramirez, MA, LMHC, LPC

I believe that vulnerability is a source of strength and courage rather than weakness because it's the harder thing to do. Deciding to seek therapy can be a hard step to take because it means facing your problems rather than running away from them. When we experience uncomfortable emotions, our instinct a lot of the time is to avoid it and convince ourselves (as well as others) that we're okay. This may lead to short-term relief, however, we often don't realize that it also leads to long-term growth of the issue. This is one way we end up in vicious cycles of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. My passion is to assist individuals with breaking this cycle by gaining new perspectives on their situations and life in general. Your current situation is NOT your permanent destination. Our mind is but the ruler of our life...when we start to change our way of thinking, we can change our life.