Gabrielle Ferrara, LSW

Psychotherapist

Gabrielle Ferrara is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in eating disorders, OCD, and life transitions. Gabrielle completed training in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) for OCD and also incorporates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into work with clients. In her treatment of eating disorders, Gabrielle uses an intuitive eating approach and is HAES-aligned.

Gabrielle Ferrara, MSW, LSW earned her B.A. from the University of Miami where she majored in Psychology and Criminology and then went on to attend Rutgers University, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree with a clinical focus. During her graduate studies, Gabrielle gained experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a partial-hospitalization/intensive-outpatient program.

Since graduation, Gabrielle has continued to grow her clinical skills through work at an intensive outpatient program and in private practice. Gabrielle has experience providing individual and group therapy, and she typically sees adolescents and adults.

Gabrielle is an advocate for all-things mental health and compliments her direct clinical work in different ways, such as her involvement with the National Alliance for Eating Disorders, where she is a support group facilitator. Gabrielle has been featured as a guest on mental health podcasts and is a TEDx speaker. She has also had writing published on The Mighty and Psychology Today.

Gabrielle uses a person-centered approach to therapy and believes that empathy, compassion, and humor can go a long way in helping clients heal and grow. She encourages clients to identify their values and use these values as motivation to face their fears head-on, while continuously celebrating all “wins” – big or small.