Lorien Ramirez, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. She is a native San Diegan and a Military spouse. Lorien provides an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy using evidence-based practices to focus on improving coping, communication, and self-regulation skills with youth, parents, and adults. She provides compassion and a safe environment and will work with you to reach your desired goals.
Lorien earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2013, from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in mental health and military studies. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, from San Diego State University in 2006. During her first year internship at HCAP Headstart in Honolulu Hawaii, she provided individual and family therapy for children and their parents and siblings with the goal of maintaining intact families and improving family functioning. Her second year internship at the Institute for Human Services Homeless Shelter in Hawaii, she worked with individuals, families, and facilitated group therapy for offenders and drug/alcohol abusers recently released from incarceration and substance abuse treatment facilities. Upon obtaining her Master’s Degree, Lorien worked at HOPE, Inc. providing group and individual psychotherapy for severely mentally ill clients. She simultaneously volunteered with the Naval Special Warfare Group Three Hawaii as a liaison for the Family Readiness Group/Ohana Support Network to the Hawaiian community, developing outreach campaigns and to bring awareness to programs that support the family members of troops who are deployed. Upon moving back to San Diego in 2015, Lorien worked at St. Paul’s PACE outpatient clinic program providing individual and group therapy to low income, chronically homeless with co-occurring conditions.