Barbara Ferri, Therapist in San Diego, California — Zencare
Barbara Jean Ferri
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Barbara Jean Ferri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
California, Colorado Not Accepting Online
Normal Heights Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available California and Colorado therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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 is based out of San Diego, California and is also licensed in Colorado to provide therapy. She is able to provide teletherapy sessions to clients in California and Colorado, as well as walk and talk sessions in San Diego. She is sensitive to making others feel safe and comfortable with covid precautions. 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.

Message to clients

Hello, my name is Barbara and I’m a mental health therapist in California and Colorado. If you’re visiting this site, you’re likely questioning if you could be living a more meaningful and happy life. I want to applaud you for taking the initiative to begin your journey. I have collected a variety of skills that have helped others on their path to wellness, and what I offer might be right for you too.

I have been working in the mental health field since 2007, and I founded Solum Life Therapy in 2020! (A big quarantine personal success for me last year). I am a very personable and supportive therapist, there is nothing that you can say that I will pass judgment on. I offer the amazing healing modality of EMDR therapy to help those who have suffered trauma, along with other holistic methods aimed to calm your mind and help you have healthier relationships. As a nature lover, I will definitely encourage you to get outside and get moving. If we’re fortunate enough to meet in person, I’d love to take you on a walk and talk session. I also believe in the effectiveness of online therapy and I look forward to working with you in whatever setting feels the most comfortable.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Barbara Ferri is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Walk and Talk: $165 (60min)
  • Solution Focused Session: $225 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I do not take insurance. However, you may still be eligible for reimbursement, depending on your policy. If you would like to use your insurance, I will provide you with a monthly superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. You may also be eligible for reimbursement if you have a medical spending plan through your employer. (i.e. FSA, HSA).


Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tue 10:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wed 10:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thu 10:00AM-7:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Normal Heights practice
4520 36th street, Unit 4, San Diego, California 92116
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Tue 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Wed 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Thu 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

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


California: 87167