Founder and CEO

Dr. Nelson de Ramirez

I am a Doctoral level Psychologist, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Professional Mediator in Orange County, CA. I have worked as a Psychotherapist, Mediator, Life Coach and Business Owner for the past 15 years. I graduated from University of CA, Irvine with degrees in Criminology & Law as well as Clinical Psychology. I went on to pursue my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at CA State University, Fullerton, and and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.

My mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis.  I focus on brief, solution focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Scientifically proven effective treatment for most mental health disorders. 

I combine traditional Therapy with Coaching. Together we will uncover and recover from what is holding you back and use that to discover how to build the life you deserve. Too often, I found that traditional therapy was helping individuals understand why they do what they do but it didn’t provide them with tools to move forward and implement those changes. 

I don’t expect nor do I want my patients to be in therapy forever. I have an open door approach. My patients are always welcome to come in as needed to deal with issues that may arise. I often see patients and clients come in for only a few sessions if they are going through a “rough patch” in their lives. Sometimes we just need an unbiased, non-judgmental space to process our thoughts and explore our options. 

I know that most people don’t have the time or money to invest in years of therapy and getting nowhere. I work within your particular needs to create a treatment plan that is effective in getting you where you want to be. I provide brief solution focused cognitive behavioral therapy that has been proven to be the most effective form of treatment for most issues that present in therapy including depression, anxiety, marital conflict, phobias, distorted thinking patterns and self image issues.

Specialty Areas

General Anxiety

Whether it be social anxiety, separation anxiety or just general anxiety. Children can learn the triggers and better coping skills


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Repetitive Body Focused Behaviors. We are seeing more and more OCD type behaviors in young children. First line of treatment is always CBT.


Childhood depression is different that just feeling sad or having the blues. Depression is significant sadness that interferes with normal activities


Whether it is difficulty paying attention or hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, CBT and BT can improve behavior significantly without medication.

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders include depression and bipolar disorder. These illnesses can leave a child or teen with persistent feelings of sadness and extreme mood swings. CBT and DBT are effective treatments for mood stability.

Navigating Divorce/Custody Issues

This can be a challenging journey for children and their parents. Learn how to navigate this transition in a healthy and supportive environment.