“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
“Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.”
“Dedication, hard work, plus patience.”
“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”
Keenan Solomon: Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Clinical Supervisor Monica Ramirez LCSW (#70215)
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, where I was raised in the West Los Angeles area. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology at California State Northridge. I am currently enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Pepperdine University. I was raised by a single mother and is the youngest son and have one older brother. My passion for psychology started at a young age, and I have always had a passion for building true connections with people. I was always naturally able to build relationships beyond a superficial level, and people knew that I was genuinely there for them. The field of psychology has been nothing but spectacular for me, and I plan on continuing my career until I die, because this isn’t just a job for me. It is a gift from god and at my core, I believe that this is who I was meant to be. It is my purpose.
Men's Support Group
I run a psychodynamic men's group. This is an excellent way to bond with other men, and creates a place where men can come to receive support and encouragement. Whether these men are going through anxiety, depression, marriage issues, or need help with relationship building, the goal is to create a place of acceptance and nurturing where men can come to talk and create social bonds with each other. We also work to set behavioral goals. The group operates as a family that offers inspiration while holding each other accountable to reach our goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What people think about themselves and the world around them directly impacts their feelings and behaviors. The core emphases of change must center in conscious thoughts, and it is essential to understand that thoughts determine emotions. The goal of CBT is to teach clients how they think, so they can correct their faulty reasoning. We want to help client identify, test, and evaluate beliefs and automatic thoughts so that they can eliminate those thoughts that no longer serve them a purpose.