Christopher Ferraro

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

There may be times I need to challenge your thoughts/assumptions/beliefs. This is so that you can gain insight into how you became the way you are. I promise to always be compassionate and supportive as I invite you to become curious with your experience.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

My own personal struggles with mental health issues influenced my decision to enter into the counseling profession. Therapy had a profound impact on my health and wellbeing, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. Having experienced first hand the difficulty trying to meet life expectations, let alone strive to achieve hopes and dreams, when struggling with anxiety and depression was a daily battle that I will never forget. I have a deep understanding of the depth of pain and suffering that mental health issues can create. My own ongoing journey of recovery and healing has given me the ability to understand, comprehend, and guide others as they work towards improving their own sense of wellbeing and wholeness.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I believe that we all have the inherent ability to heal and grow from our experiences. That journey of healing looks different for each of us. As your therapist it is of the utmost importance to establish a collaborative and trusting relationship. That above all else has been scientifically supported in clinical research as the most important factor in positive outcomes in therapy. I am willing to be open and flexible in how I work with you to ensure that you are achieving your personal goals for therapy. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I draw upon a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, as well as psychodynamic.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

Post Master’s Certificate of Advanced Studies in Professional Counseling and Licensure Preparation, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

Licensure

PA, LPC, PC011751

Education

M.S., Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

Work History

I have worked in the mental health field for over 8 years and counting. I began my career as a recovery support person for adults living with severe mental illness in an inpatient setting. My experiences in that position compelled me to further my studies and pursue graduate training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. While earning my graduate degree I worked as a Therapeutic Support for families in a community behavioral health agency. Realizing that my skills were in developing deep connections with people individually I pursued a clinical internship training as an outpatient therapist. I finished my graduate degree in 2016 and have been supporting individuals and families ever since.

Location

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, 19606, PA