Julio Ramírez, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Ramirez’ CV
Dr. Ramírez opened J.R. FCPS in 2005. He earned both his doctoral and master’s degrees (in clinical psychology) from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Arizona since 2003. He earned an additional master’s degree (divinity) from San Francisco Theological Seminary and his bachelor’s degree (in Art) from San Francisco State University. A native of Mexico, he is fully bilingual and bicultural. His experience includes many years of forensic and clinical treatment and evaluation in out-patient, in-patient, and correctional settings. Such experiences included the Veterans’ Administration Outpatient Clinics and Medical Center (Los Angeles), County and Psychiatric Hospitals (Los Angeles and Phoenix), Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Children and Adolescents, Indian Reservations (Clinics and Medical Center), and state behavioral and social services agencies (Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disability, etc.). His areas of expertise (all bilingual) include: clinical, criminal forensic, psychosexual, and neuropsychological assessment and treatment. He also provides group, family, and individual psychotherapy services, testifies in court as an expert witness, and conducts comprehensive evaluations in most forensic areas for municipal, state, and federal courts. He provides cultural competency trainings for mental health professionals and provides supervision/training to the pre-doctoral psychology practicum students and post-doctoral psychology residents. In addition to working in his private practice, he is the vice chair of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) and the clinical director of the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office ALPHA substance abuse program. Dr. Ramírez is the proud father of a handsome son and is passionate about South American folkloric music, basketball, fine arts, and theology.
Teófilo Argueta, M.T.S., Clinical Assistant/Restoration Specialist
Mr. Argueta has been an asset to J.R. FCPS as a contract employee since 2009. He earned his master’s degree (in theological studies) from the Franciscan School of Theology and his bachelor’s degree (in philosophy) from Universidad Centro Americana (UCA) in San Salvador. A native of El Salvador, he is fully bilingual and bicultural, and has training/experience in out-patient and correctional/forensic settings as a clinical assistant, counselor, advocate, teacher, and training provider. He has also published various articles related to the Hispanic/Latino culture and experience. Under supervision, he provides the following bilingual services: counseling, restoration-to-competency for the Maricopa County Superior court, and assistance with various clinical support tasks including performing intake evaluations and providing professional translation/transcription services. Mr. Argueta is passionate about South American folkloric music, theology, soccer, and community organizing.
Maria Reyna, Office Manager
Mrs. Reyna has been an important part of the J.R. FCPS staff since 2009. Her responsibilities include general managerial services to ensure office efficiency as well as administrative/clerical tasks including appointment scheduling, medical billing, and providing professional transcription/translation services. A native of Venezuela, she is fully bilingual and bicultural and possesses strong American Sign Language (ASL) abilities. Mrs. Reyna is a proud wife and mother of three beautiful children who loves to cook/bake, play paintball, and go camping with her friends and family.
Pre-doctoral Psychology Practicum Students and Trainees
Each academic year, J.R. FCPS provides supervised clinical training to one or more pre-doctoral practicum students and trainees from local and out-of-state psychology graduate programs. While under direct supervision, practicum students provide individual and group therapy services and conduct comprehensive psychological clinical and forensic evaluations.