Portrait of David Ramirez

David Ramirez, PhD

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services & Clinical Psychologist, Swarthmore College

David’s work focuses on providing culturally sensitive, trauma informed clinical care to students as well as maintaining a Training Program for psychology, social work, and psychiatry interns and residents. Under his direction since 1994, CAPS is known for its commitment to provide counseling & psychotherapy at levels that support all students, including those with historically marginalized identities and/or from underrepresented communities. This commitment to treatment has been recognized on campus as invaluable to student success & safety, and by graduate students as creating a highly desirable training site. David earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a longstanding member of the Pendle Hill Group, a consortium of regional institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, and Villanova, St. Joseph’s, Princeton, Rutgers and Temple Universities.