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Nicholas Ferro

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-College mental health-Stress- Trauma-Substance abuse-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Thanks for your interest. I work with clients to prioritize treatment goals that are most important to them. Therapy should be a collaborative experience between therapist and client that explores new meaning and growth. No matter what is holding you back, I am here by your side to help.

Work and Education

RI Department of Corrections, Clinical Social Worker
Private Practice , LICSW Sole Proprietor
Gateway Healthcare, Senior Clinical Therapist
The Kent Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinical Therapist
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinical Case Manager
Envision Behavioral Health, LLC, Owner/Therapist

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2015
University of Rhode Island, BA, 2009




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


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

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Nicholas Ferro is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$75 - $150
  • Initial session:$200 (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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Client testimonials

"Nick was professional, clear, and concise. He provided actionable next steps - all with a friendly and comforting tone."
- Zencare client July 2021
"My son just started with Nick, and it seems like they have a good connection. He said Nick is easy to talk to and feels like he can be of great help."
- Zencare client February 2021
"Nick is a great listener and also has targeted strategies for digging into issues."
- Zencare client February 2021
"He was friendly and informative."
- Zencare client November 2020
"Nick was attentive and asked pertinent questions. He was supportive and is going to assist me in subsequent steps. He was a pleasure to speak with due to his pleasant demeanor."
- Zencare client July 2020

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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