Kaely Ferrara

Psychotherapy for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Welcome!

My Name is Kaely Ferrara. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, families and groups of individuals who have been affected by trauma.


Education

I completed my undergraduate education in Clinical Social Work and Cultural Anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Upon graduating, I attended Fordham University in New York City where I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work. Several years after graduating, I became interested in the ways in which behavior manifests, what drives people to change their behavior, and how to use scientific measures to track whether true behavior change is occurring. I went on to complete post graduate education through the University of North Texas where I became board certified as a Behavior Analyst. I maintained BCBA certification from 2016 to 2022. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California in January, 2018. 


Specialization

I specialize in treating adults who have experienced trauma(s). I have experience working with first responders, military vets, medical professionals, survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and loss. I have also worked extensively with individuals and family members who have been affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Continuing Education 

I have completed post graduate education the following areas:

Applied Behavior Analysis

Neuropsychology

Psychopharmacology 

Complex Trauma Treatment

Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

EMDR

Somatic Based Interventions

Introduction Video 

Part of developing a strong and successful therapeutic relationship involves figuring out what style and approach you are looking for. Some clients prefer a more direct and assertive approach, while others prefer a more gentle guiding approach. By taking some time to discuss what style works for you, we can actively create a dynamic that best meets your needs.