Elizabeth Ramirez-Weaver
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Staff Psychotherapist at the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Counseling and Psychological Services


  • Master of Social Work, Syracuse University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1996.

Licenses and Certifications 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Adjustment Issues (Transition to College, Graduate School, Cultural Adjustment, etc.)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.)
  • Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns
  • First Generation College Students
  • Identity Development (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Racial/Ethnic Identity, etc.)
  • Mind-Body Interventions (Biofeedback, Yoga, Somatic Therapies, etc.)
  • Neurodiversity and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Multicultural Counseling and Diversity Issues
  • Psychoeducation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills
  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation 

Theoretical Orientation 

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Emotion-Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Relational
  • Psychodynamic
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Informed

Professional Activities, Awards, Memberships

  • 2023 UVA Exemplary Service to Engineering Students: In Grateful Recognition of Support Provided to the Engineering Student Community During Crisis.
  • 2002 and 2023 UVA Career Center Appreciation, named by 4th year students as "Most Impact on Career Development."
  • 2019 Society of PRI-Recognition of Contribution of Wellness and Mental Health Services to Students at the UVA School of Engineering.
  • National Association of Social Workers

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(434) 243-5150