Debbie Ramirez

Debbie Ramirez

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

Department of Social Work



Debbie G. Ramirez, MSW, LCSW received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a major in Sociology, and a minor in Developmental Psychology in 2004. She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2006 and received her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in February 2010 for the state of California. Prior to assuming the position of adjunct lecturer at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), she worked at Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) for 12 years at various capacities. The last six years of her tenure at CII she assumed the position of Associated Director of Integrated Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Programs. Mrs. Ramirez also opened her own private practice in January 2015 and has continued to practice clinical work there to this date. Her expertise is in the areas of trauma, domestic violence/interpersonal violence, child abuse, supervision and administration, parenting, mental health, and advocacy. She brings and shares this knowledge and practice into her classroom and teaching at CSUDH with her MSW students.

Debbie G, Ramirez, LCSW continues to practice in the community in a variety of settings and positions. She served in the Executive Board of the Domestic Violence County Council for over 3 years, in addition as to serving as co-chair of the Legislative Issues Committee under the Council. In this position she studied, followed and advocated for legislature that affected domestic violence survivors and their families, which included homeless initiatives, restraining orders, and child abuse reporting. Currently, Mrs. Ramirez is a clinical consultant for KIPP SoCal Charter schools and provides clinical supervision to MSW counselors to ensure legal and ethical standards, in addition to best clinical practices. Additionally, Mrs. Ramirez works per diem at Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry department in order to stay abreast in her clinical work and training of various mental health diagnosis and practices. Mrs. Ramirez continues to practice in her private practice, focusing on addressing mental health in the Latinx community. She is continuously learning and receiving training and consultation with the mental health community to ensure that she too is providing legal and ethical practices, as well as is current with best mental health practices.