Dr. Amanda Ferriola is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a certified school psychologist in New Jersey. She provides a safe space for children, adolescents and families to address presenting concerns in order to live meaningful, values-driven lives. She specializes in treating behavior disorders, anxiety and related disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, trichotillomania and habit disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, behavioral health concerns (including sleep training, feeding/picky eating, and toileting difficulties) and school related concerns (including test anxiety, school refusal, consultation related to special education, and social skills). Dr. Ferriola has extensive experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), behavior modification, and Parent Management Training (PMT). She is also one of few therapists in New Jersey certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
In addition to providing therapy and assessment services at Caring Cove, Dr. Ferriola is the Director of the Tourettes Syndrome Specialty Clinic housed under the Center for Psychological Services at Rutgers University. Additionally, she teaches Cognitive Assessment to graduate students at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. In her previous role, Dr. Ferriola worked in a Primary Care Behavioral Health setting as a Pediatric Psychologist. She worked closely with pediatricians and specialists to provide integrated care to patients and families. As a supervising psychologist, she trained and supported emerging professionals in an effort to make evidenced-based care more accessible to families. Additionally, she has worked in school and hospital settings as a member of multidisciplinary teams to conduct assessments, provide consultation and treatment, and ensure all needs are being met. Her previous experiences have fostered a passion and commitment to provide evidenced-based, client-centered, compassionate, culturally competent, and collaborative care to children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Ferriola graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University. She graduated with her masters degree and doctorate in school psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. She received the Robert Weitz Award for her dedication and willingness to work in the interest of professional psychology and the people it serves.
In her spare time, she loves endurance sports, reading, attempting crossword puzzles, and relaxing with friends, family, and her dogs.