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.
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
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Private practice, 1997 - Present
Women’s Medicine Collaborative, 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