Psychologist and Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Dr. Heidi M. Ramirez, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy & testing only

Psychologist and Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Dr. Heidi M. Ramirez, PsyD

Dr. Heidi M. Ramirez, PsyD

Dr. Heidi Ramirez is currently a post-doctoral psychologist. She graduated with a doctorate of psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical forensic psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus. Her clinical experience consists of working with underserved populations, specifically with incarcerated adolescents and adult males. She began her training with children and adolescents who were assigned to a trauma-informed charter school in Los Angeles, CA and completed her pre-doctoral internship at a forensic psychological private practice in Tempe, AZ. During her pre-doctoral internship, she provided competency evaluations, competency restoration programming, forensic, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments. In addition, she provided individual psychotherapy, and dialectical behavioral group therapy.

She then continued her training and completed her post-doctoral residency at Arizona Department of Corrections as the unit psychologist for the crisis/mental health watch unit conducting suicide risk assessments, hormone replacement therapy evaluations, and psychological autopsies. She took a special interest in working with correction officers, which led to helping prepare incoming cadets working with the incarcerated population and she became one of the mental health instructors at the Arizona Correctional Officer Training Academy. She furthered her career and began working with college students at the University of Arizona’s Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) center – ADHD Clinic providing testing, individual, and group therapy.

She mainly focused on those with suspected attention issues and provided comprehensive psychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Throughout Dr. Ramirez’s training, she has gained valuable experience in working with various populations, as this has shaped her therapeutic approach. Dr. Ramirez utilizes a trauma-informed approach that is strength-based to help those rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Her therapeutic training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Expertise

Testing

  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Health Alliance
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Wellpoint (Unicare/Healthlink)
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Mindfulness

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please call us at 312-761-4726 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heidi M. Ramirez.

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