Nick Ferro is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. He sees children, adolescents, and adults. He provides treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, college mental health, stress management, and grief. He enjoys helping people who are navigating major life transitions and other challenges.
Nick uses an evidence-based approach that involves a thorough clinical assessment so that both the client and therapist understand the problem and the best course of treatment. He has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Nick’s therapeutic approach is goal-oriented and problem-solving, and can be brief therapy (8-16 sessions) or much longer if necessary.
Nick focuses on the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are behind people’s difficulties. He helps clients develop skills to cope with emotional distress, overcome anxiety, and facilitate personal growth. He has a special interest in working with Military Veterans.
Nick helps clients to relate to new perspectives and ideas that promote a greater sense of fulfillment and self-esteem. His approach is one of acceptance and support, but he finds that clients also value his direct and honest feedback.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
College 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
Stress - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Nicholas Ferro is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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RI Department of Corrections, Clinical Social Worker, 2015 - Present
Envision Behavioral Health, LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2021 - Present
Private Practice , LICSW Sole Proprietor, 2019 - 2021
Gateway Healthcare, Senior Clinical Therapist, 2017 - 2020
The Kent Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinical Therapist , 2014 - 2015
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinical Case Manager, 2010 - 2012
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2015
University of Rhode Island, BA, 2009