Carla  Ferrari
Zencare Vetted

Carla Ferrari


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Waitlist In-person
Updated September 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College and graduate student mental health
  • Infertility challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce-related challenges
  • Couples therapy
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Loss and grief

Professional statement

Carla Ferrari is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Providence, RI. She sees adult men and women and older teenagers for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic illnesses and relationship issues. She also has extensive experience working with pregnant and postpartum women struggling with emotional issues and adjustment to parenting. In addition she treats couples working to improve and determine the future of their relationship.

Carla’s training is in psychodynamic and family systems therapy but she also incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She conducts a thorough evaluation with all new clients and coordinates with other providers the client may be working with.

Carla graduated with a masters in social work from Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston and she has been a therapist for 30 years.

Message to clients

While experience, knowledge and judgment are essential to effective therapy, the key ingredient to success is a positive personal connection.
As a therapist with 30 years experience in private practice and hospital settings, I have a long track record of developing trusting relationships with a wide range of clients and helping them to achieve the type of positive change they seek.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Infertility challenges - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Divorce-related challenges - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Providence practice
325 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00PM
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00PM
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 37 years

Private practice, Psychotherapist, 1997 - Present
Women’s Medicine Collaborative, Perinatal mental health specialist, 2012 - 2020
Butler Hospital, Adolescent Inpatient and General Outpatient Mental Health, 1991 - 1997

Postpartum Support International, Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health, 2015
Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1986
Brown University, BA, 1982


Rhode Island: ISW000907

Massachusetts: 124482