Kaely Ferrara,LCSW

Kaely Ferrara,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 81270
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Up to $165 per session. A sliding scale is offered when necessary.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5811 Amaya Drive
La Mesa, California 91942

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My Approach to Helping

I specialize in treating teens, adults, and families who have been affected by trauma. I use a variety of modalities including neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Somatic Therapy. I treat a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with special needs and their family members as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
While I treat various forms of mental illness, my specialization is in treating individuals who suffer from symptoms of trauma. I focus on fostering mind-body balance through integrating practical skills with talk therapy and body based trauma work. I provide neuropsych education to help clients understand how trauma impacts the brain and nervous system.
Trauma can lead to overwhelming feelings of disconnect from your body, confusion, depression, and anxiety. Working with a specialist who is trained in navigating the complexity of trauma symptoms is key to successful therapy.
See more info at my website at KaelyFerrara.com

More Info About My Practice

For those who are seeking a more convenient approach to therapy, I provide video conference Telehealth. I use a HIPPA compliant program, similar to “FaceTime” or “Skype”, which ensures your confidentiality while providing the convenience of attending session from any location.

My Role as a Therapist

I use a humanistic style, rooted in unconditional positive regard for my clients and trust in their capacity to heal. I aim to create a safe place for self exploration, deep connection within the therapy relationship, and education around how the brain and body are impacted by trauma.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have experience working with EMTs, police officers, veterans, survivors of domestic abuse and child abuse, family members of individuals with serious mental illness requiring involuntary hospitalization, individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, suicidal ideation, and self harm behavior.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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