Barbara Jean Ferri
She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Offering virtual individual and group therapy over Zoom.
Barbara is a highly skilled and experienced clinical therapist for teenagers and adults. Barbara can help you alleviate stress and anxiety, process childhood wounds and trauma, and develop more secure and healthy relationships with others. If you are new to therapy or have apprehensions about starting again, Barbara is a natural at putting people at ease and creating a safe space for you to be honest and authentic with whatever is on your mind. Barbara has experience working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ, high achieving executives of large organizations, and other therapists.
With 20 years of experience working in the field of social work, Barbara comes with a wide variety of skills and knowledge. Barbara provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to assist in trauma recovery, and combines other holistic practices such as meditation, healthy nutrition, and physical movement. As a big nature enthusiast, Barbara will encourage you to reconnect to the natural and healing elements that are available and accessible to everyone in the great outdoors. You’ll find that Barbara is personable and supportive and is open and ready to build a beneficial therapeutic relationship with you along your healing journey.
Barbara provides virtual sessions to residents of Colorado, California, and Utah, along with nature-based sessions to those in Durango, CO. Before you ever meet in person, she will prepare you for what walk and talk therapy sessions entail, which people find very enjoyable and beneficial. Between these two meeting styles, Barbara is able to connect in a meaningful way with her clients.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I offer free of charge courtesy billing for Out-of-Network benefits.
Years of Experience: 12 years
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Clinical Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Lake County School District, School Social Worker, 2019 - 2021
San Diego County, Child and Family Social Worker, 2012 - 2019
San Bernardino County, Social Worker, 2007 - 2010
Maiberger Institute, EMDR Trained, 2020
UCLA, Master of Social Welfare, 2012
CalState San Bernardino, Bachelor of Human Development, 2007