I grew up as an Oxnard resident and it is an honor to serve this community as a provider of women’s healthcare. My journey into this field was inspired by the excellent nurse-midwifery care I received during my second pregnancy. My mission is to provide a safe space to partner with you, so that you receive the best care possible.
I am committed to providing my patients with the highest level of care. As a physician, I understand the importance of clear communication and I ensure that my patients are provided with the information that is essential to their continued good health. In turn, I make sure to listen to their and address their concerns.
My name is Natalie Ferris and I was born and raised in Southern California. I decided to become a Physician Assistant after working in a doctor’s office during college and discovered my passion for helping others. I completed my training to be a Physician Assistant at Hofstra University in New York. I was able to gain much experience working with many different types of patients from various backgrounds by doing my clinical rotations in New York.
Since I’ve been back in California, I have settled in very nicely working for Clinicas del Camino Real. I truly enjoy the patient population that we serve and enjoy meeting people from all different backgrounds. I especially enjoy working with children and treating pediatric patients. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking and spending quality time with my friends and family.
I enjoy treating and managing patients’ various eye care needs. I have practiced optometry in the Southern California area for several years and have compassion for all of my patients. I keep up with the newest technology in eye care to serve patients with challenging eye conditions. I have extensive experience with ocular disease and with difficulty contact lens fits. I get immense satisfaction when patients are able to improve their vision.
I grew up in Southern California and earned my undergraduate degree in Biology at UCLA. I graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry where I obtained my Doctor of Optometry degree and then returned to Southern California to practice optometry. I am delighted to work with Clinicas del Camino Real.
I have been in practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for many years and have worked in diverse settings. I graduated with an MSW from a Canadian University and have worked in hospital settings, family counseling centers, provided clinical consultation to high schools in screening for depression and suicide. I recently made the move from Montana to Ventura County and am now licensed in three states.
My approach is very much client-centered and compassionate. I draw on an array of treatment methods according to my clients’ needs. Counseling is an interactive process of healing in that open and clear communication, non-judgmental feedback is important. I specialize in couple, both gay and straight, counseling, treating PTSD, life transitions and counseling those with mental health disorders that interfere with their quality of life.
I am pleased to have joined the staff at Clinicas and to be providing timely and client-centered mental health therapy to the residents of Ventura County.