Dorothie Ferdinand, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Health Service Provider. Dr. Ferdinand earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Prior to her doctoral education, Dr. Ferdinand earned a master’s in psychology from Boston University, and a bachelor’s in clinical psychology from Tufts University. Dr. Ferdinand completed her post-doctoral training at Wediko Children’s Services, where she provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Ferdinand completed pre-doctoral internships at several sites including, The Community Therapeutic Day School, Lexington High School, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Counseling Center, and the Department of Public Health at Tewksbury Hospital.
Dr. Ferdinand has varied clinical experiences, including working with children, adolescents, and adults with complex trauma histories, anger management difficulties, depression, anxiety, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other difficulties. In addition, Dr. Ferdinand has experience working with families, and providing therapy to adults with chronic medical challenges. Dr. Ferdinand uses primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy in her interventions with clients. She has experience working with clients from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, and values working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their treatment goals. In addition, Dr. Ferdinand has neuropsychological assessment experience, and incorporates psychological and neuropsychological testing into her work with clients when indicated.
Currently, Dr. Ferdinand is available Monday-Friday at the Weymouth office.
Dr. Ferdinand participates in the Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health (UBH), Harvard Pilgrim (UBH-Pacificare), Medicare, Beacon Health Strategies-Commercial & GIC Plans, Aetna, Tufts, Coventry/First Health and Commonwealth Care Alliance. CIGNA and other network plans cover her services on an out of network basis. With the exception of Tufts Health Plan payment for out of network services must be made at the time of service and the client must submit claims directly to the network.
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