Kaely Ferrara

Individual, Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy

Hello!

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 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. I graduated with a bachelors in Clinical Social Work and a bachelors in Cultural Anthropology. 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.


Experience

I have worked with a variety of populations including individuals struggling with homelessness, individuals and families who have been affected by addiction and chronic mental illness, parents of children diagnosed with autism, police officers and veterans. I have worked with individuals affected by trauma for over 10 years.


Diversity of Modalities

I tend to use a comprehensive approach in my work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I incorporate concepts and skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Structural Family Therapy, and Body Based Therapy. Body based therapy can include the use of psychodrama techniques, such as reenacting past experiences in a safe supportive environment, to somatic experiencing in which the body is seen as a provider of information that communicates through specific sensations.

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.