Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Francesco Ferrari, MD is a resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders through various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, other mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic approaches; LGBT mental health; gender identity and sexual orientation development; education; and public policy and mental health advocacy.
Dr. Ferrari received his bachelor’s degree in political science and Hispanic studies from Rice University in Houston and his master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he created and co-led an adult LGBT psychotherapy group in the outpatient clinic. He also co-led a DBT skills group for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and suicidal and self-injurious behavior.
Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Ferrari lived and worked in Japan, teaching high school students English and cross-cultural competency as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching program. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.