Dr. Katherine Ferrara

LCSW
Therapist Dr. Katherine Ferrara Photo

About Me

I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 12 years. In addition, I have worked in diverse settings such as with the geriatric populations in nursing homes, with individuals experiencing acute symptoms of major mental illness in in patient hospital settings, and for community mental health settings.

I specialize in treating individuals experiencing trauma, resulting from childhood abuse or repeated exposure to trauma, who have developed negative beliefs of self as a result of the trauma. The form of therapy I use is exposure based, which is a form of behavior based therapy. The focus of therapy is to restructure a persons core foundation to create a healthy and stable realistic and appreciative view of oneself. It goes at a slower pace than other forms of therapy because there is a focus on getting to the core of the problem rather than focusing on symptoms alone. There is also a special focus on relationship to emotions and attachment style. The outcome will result in the client experiencing a healthier relationship with their emotions and being able to successfully build and maintain secure attachments in their interpersonal relationships.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW.00001378 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCSW #BBH-LCSW-LIC-45913 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

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Written by E.M. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

We click really well. Thanks to her guidance I'm more able to sit with feelings I used to shrink away from. I'm trusting and listening to myself more and I'm starting to experience a richer emotional and interpersonal life.

Written by W.E. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Ferrara’s is the best!

Written by K.R. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Ferrara is an amazing listener, supportive and very insightful. I've learned so much in my time speaking with her. You can tell she genuinely cares and wants to help.

Written by C.O. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is an amazing listener. I found she was authentically concerned at some of my issues .. if I was just down and out and just wanted to vent with no feedback she was willing to just listen and acknowledge my feelings without lecturing or pressing me. This woman is a realist and is no BS ... truly understands reason and logic

Thank you for your help and service Dr.Ferrara

Sincerely Colin

Written by A.K. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the honesty and expertise Dr. Ferrera provides. She has the ability to listen and give workable insight into our situation. Its been a good fit for our marriage counseling.

Written by K.R. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

This is my first time doing any sort of therapy and she has made it as comfortable as it can be, even though I'm dealing with some tough things. It's been a rewarding experience so far.

Written by Q.U. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I had never had any counseling. Dr Ferrara made feel very comfortable. Her perspective on my personal issues has been very valuable. I would happily recommend her to any looking for a great therapist.