Biographies


Elena Marie Ramirez, PhD PLC
Elena Marie Ramirez, PhD is a licensed psychologist-doctorate whose professional focus is on helping people to make changes in behaviors that will improve their psychological as well as physical health. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias, mood disorders, stress management, eating and body image disorders, and obesity. Dr. Ramirez has been a frequent guest speaker to various community forums on these topics. She is also the director of The Weight Control Program, a multidisciplinary empirically based weight management program, for adults as well as children and adolescents. In addition to being a member of national professional organizations devoted to the study of psychology and behavioral health, Dr. Ramirez is recognized as a health service provider in psychology by the national register of health service psychologists.

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Annie and Shelby

Shelby is a seven year old English Setter, and Annie is an "age unknown" rescue Golden Retriever. Shelby and Annie work as co-therapists with Dr. Elena Ramirez, unless otherwise requested. Both dogs seem to have a particular expertise in stress management and facilitating the relaxation response. They contribute significantly to the therapeutic process by helping clients to feel more comfortable and thus more open to making important changes in their behavior.

The spirit of Tater, whose healing powers were second to none, lives on. She was a help to many in her twelve year tenure as my esteemed assistant, and she will be sorely missed.




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