Amy Ferrara LCSW, CADC

About Amy

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years in hospitals, residential programs and social service agencies and have provided counseling to clients from adolescents to older adults.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I have also completed coursework to obtain a Certification in alcohol and drug counseling.

I’m a client centered therapist who feels that it is essential to meet clients where they are at and to try to offer a safe space to allow them to express their thoughts and feelings. I believe that our past can influence our present but it does not have to determine our future. I have worked with a very diverse group of clients that have had various mental health issues such as major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues, chronic health issues, grief and loss issues and a variety of life transitions. I try to help clients focus on their strengths and offer a solution focused approach. I have sincerely enjoyed working with a variety of clients through the years on their unique journeys of self-discovery and healing and am often in awe of how resilient clients can be despite all that they have experienced!

Amy provides both in office and telehealth therapy services.

She is an in-network provider for:

  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna (contract pending)

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Advanced training and experience in the field of counseling and mental health.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anxiety Disorder
School/Behavioral Issues