Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT# 45179

    Elizabeth L. Ramírez, MFT
9 W. Gabilan Street, Suite 18
    Salinas, CA 93901
    phone: 831-754-3077
    fax: 831-751-9247
    [email protected]


What is a MFT?


Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals; couples - married or otherwise together; families of all types; and groups to treat mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. MFTs work in a variety of settings throughout California and the rest of the country providing mental health services, as well as provide services in independent practice. MFTs have minimally acquired two-year masters degrees, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and have passed two rigorous exams.

MFTs practice early crisis intervention and brief, focused psychotherapy to resolve problems or reduce symptoms quickly. They also have the expertise and skills to work with persons where more intensive, long-term treatment is necessary.

Board Of Behavioral Sciences

The BBS is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of various psychotherapy licenses in the state of California. It is one of the boards within the California Department of Consumer Affairs.


What makes MFTs Effective Professionals?

Marriage and family therapy is highly effective because of the "systemic" orientation that its therapists bring to treatment. MFTs believe that an individual's emotional concerns or issues can be more meaningful and productive when treated within the context of his or her current or prior relationships.


Psychotherapy services of licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are, in many instances, eligible for health insurance reimbursement. Marriage and Family Therapists are providers under the CHAMPUS program (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services), and many are participating providers with major health insurers as well as Employment Assistance Plans (EAPs).


EAP pdf link

How do I begin the Counseling Process?

Contact me by phone to answer any questions you may have about my services.

Review the “New Client Information” page for more details.