Melanie Ramirez-Carpio, LCSW

Emergency Contacts


Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741


  • 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 988
  • 800-273-8255

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

  • 703-380-1434

The Steve Fund (for students of color)

  • Text STEVE to 741741

Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)

  • 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)

  • 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)

  • 800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Police

  • 703-993-2810

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!