Christina Ferrara, LMSW
A major turning point came for me during my mid-20s while taking psilocybin, soaking in a hot tub in the mountains, and peering out into a dark open field lit by the light of a million stars. I was immersed and entranced by the enhanced optics and open to receive. What appeared was a skeleton that turned out to be just a pile of rocks. But this pile of rocks formed to bring along an important message that I carry with me still, “if you do not change your ways you will end up like me for the rest of your days.”
This experience propelled me into action, leaving behind a victim mentality that I unconsciously wore like a badge of honor and that manifested as eating disorders, toxic relationships, and substance abuse. Vipassana meditation retreats, a profound love of Yoga and teaching, a supportive community, backpacking Thailand, and much more all became my lifelines as I underwent a deeply transformative psychological and spiritual healing. This winding path eventually led me to become a therapist, find my soulmate and give birth to a beautiful baby girl.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, spiritual confusion, and PTSD. My experience with meditation, studies in spirituality, and yoga practice have taught me how to hold a warm, present, and non-judgmental space. Using a unique combination of meditation, mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Somatic Therapy I help clients process trauma, find healing and create a life of empowerment. Past clients report an increased ability to deal with discomfort and stay present in their daily lives as well as a deeper understanding of how the nervous system works and ways to regulate it using techniques taught in session.
My life purpose is to fully present and absorbed in each moment of reality while nurturing my consciousness through an intentional lifestyle that fosters the frequency of love and acceptance. When I’m not working, I enjoy making art with my daughter, spending time in nature, reading, practicing Yoga, meditating, pretending I know how to cook, and learning about alternative sources of energy to help guide clients on their journey.
- Certificate of Completion in Ketamine-Assisted Pyschotherapy & Methodology for Journey Clinical Members via Fluence
- Certificate of Credit from the EMDR Institute for Basic Training