Mark Ramirez has been a practicing clinician since 1988 with experience in a variety of community and private mental health settings. He has worked 12 years in higher education as the director of student counseling services at DePaul University and North Central College. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of Wheaton College's Masters in Clinical Psychology Program for over 10 years.
Mark obtained his master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also is a Clinical Fellow member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
In addition to specializing in the developmental issues of adolescents and young adults, Mark has experience in working with issues of depression and anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, multicultural and family of origin issues and identity issues in men. Mark enjoys helping young couples and those facing remarriage in premarital counseling. He feels that our culture offers extensive help in planning a wedding but very little guidance on becoming a well-adjusted couple. He offers two premarital tests (Prepare/Enrich and Taylor Johnson) and then meets with the couple for 6-8 sessions to discuss such issues as money, in-laws, sexuality, children, and communication. Additionally, he has a passion for assisting others in reconciling spiritual issues that have been obstructed by histories of abuse, neglect, grief and trauma. Mark works out of the St. Charles Office.