Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Melanie Ramirez-Carpio is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Virginia. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Social Action and Change from San Francisco State University. Prior to working at CAPS, Melanie has prior experience in clinical case management with youth within the juvenile justice system as well as with first-generation, current, and former foster youth students in higher education at San Francisco State University. When working with students, Melanie uses a strength-based, social justice, and trauma-informed approach to help understand and support students from all walks of life. Melanie incorporates an integrative framework, focusing on providing a safe space for students to feel they can come as their full, authentic selves while working collaboratively to face life’s challenges. Melanie’s clinical interests include post-traumatic stress, first-generation identity, cultural identity development, intergenerational trauma, life transitions, identity development, self-exploration, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and trauma. In Melanie’s free time, she enjoys hiking, Bob Ross, animal facts, dad jokes, all dogs, and exploring new foods!