About Dr. Ferrentelli

Francesca Ferrentelli has been working as a therapist for almost 30 years. Her clinical career began in 1991 at the Rader Institute, an inpatient Eating Disorders program at Lutheran Medical Center. There she worked with patients facing anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Her work with Bariatric patients began in 1998.

Francesca has been informed by psychodynamic therapy, Jungian, archetypal, and depth psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology, EMDR therapy, mind/body therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

She is also very influenced by positive psychology, which aims to help people discover what makes them happy, and help them lead happier, more fulfilled lives.

If you are struggling with disordered eating, difficulties after bariatric surgery, body image issues, alcohol recovery, trauma, self esteem issues, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or life transitions, psychotherapy can be tremendously helpful.

Francesca earned her Master's Degree in Professional Psychology from Lindenwood University in 1993. She received her Doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2003. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Coach in Missouri. Francesca is trained at the advanced level in EMDR. She is also certified through the American Lung Association as a "Freedom from Smoking" facilitator. She is also a trained SoulCollage (R) facilitator.

Professional Affiliations

In addition, she is the 

Vice President of the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis. 

You can visit their website and view the upcoming events at  http://www.cgjungstl.org

Missouri Society for Clinical Social Work. You can visit their website at


Francesca is a member of EMDRIA You can visit that website at


Francesca is a member of Psychotherapy Saint Louis



Francesca Ferrentelli, Ph.D., LPC, BCC

8000 Bonhomme. Suite 414

Clayton, MO 63105

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(314) 283-5664


Monday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Thursday 7 am - 8:30 pm

Friday 7:00 pm - 5:00pm