I am a bilingual Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of the University of Southern California. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My philosophy is that we as human beings are all subject to the effects of our emotions. The illnesses, pains and emotional challenges that we experience are often an expression of deep unspoken feelings and emotions. Once we can understand and get in touch with those emotions, expressions, feelings and even thoughts, we can begin the process of healing. I am passionate about advocating and supporting all people to live authentic, empowered lives. I have experience in working with diverse populations of all ages. Within my prior work experience, I utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, crisis intervention therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have experience in working with a range of mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment reactions, PTSD, pain management, end of life, grief and bereavement, ADHD, and chronic illness. With compassion, empathy and integrity at the core of my practice, I honor the unique path of everyone I work with, both children and adults, creating a safe place to enhance well-being. Outside work, I understand the importance of self-care and enjoy the outdoors, hiking, wildlife, reading and spending time with my dog and family.
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.