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Melissa Ferra, LCSW

Melissa_FerraDone-RevisedMelissa Ferra LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work. “I have always known helping others was very important to me”, she says about one of her greatest passions. Melissa brings a wealth of experience to Dr. Sam and Associates; she has done extensive work with children, adolescents and adults with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems in various settings. Working with clients who have experienced some kind of trauma is a special passion for her. Melissa also does results driven and inspiring work with anxiety and mood disorders (such depression and bipolar). In her words, “My goal is to work collaboratively with clients though what they are facing. I truly value and appreciate the time we will be spending together, and I am excited about the opportunity to help them reach their goals.

Melissa also has a busy private practice herself in Wayne, New Jersey.

On a personal level, my relationships with family and friends are very important to Melissa. She enjoys traveling to new destinations to expand her knowledge of other cultures, new people, and great food. Melissa is also the proud “mom” of two cute little Maltese puppies, Romeo and Athena, who love their walks and playing fetch!

“What lies behind us and
what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson