Hello and welcome!

I’m Carla Ducci. I’m a bilingual Clinical Psychologist based in Chile. I work with individuals and couples in Native English.

When you decide to begin a therapeutic process, it is important to find a space that allows trust, understanding, and empathy. This includes a therapist who has experience with your challenges in your own language and culture. For over 21 years I have worked with adults and couples counseling on matters such as bicultural identity, adaptation to Chile, adult children of parents with Personality Disorders and mental illness, Trauma, C-PTSD, depression and anxiety, among others. I am bilingual and speak Native English.

About Me

I am a bilingual Clinical Psychologist based in Chile. I practice Psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples in Native English.

While studying Psychology, I was able to understand and validate my own story. I wrote a new ending, a narrative that empowered me and did not leave me a victim of my circumstances.  

Throughout my career, I have helped people examine their own stories in many different contexts. As a Consultant on Family Issues for the Chilean Government, I redesigned programs that helped families experience their situations in a different way. Through my work with the Psychiatry Department at Duke University Medical Center, our team helped patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease enhance their strengths, changing the way that they could deal with their difficulties, seeing themselves in a different light. As a School Psychologist, I helped the Visually Impaired and their families find a narrative that gave them purpose and tools to deal with their circumstances.

For over 21 years, I have been helping people re-write a story that brings them more peace.

We cannot change the past, however we do get to choose what we tell ourselves about it and how we view it. We have the opportunity to heal.

By working on our experiences and who we are, we can rewrite our stories and work towards peace, opening the door for happiness.

Therapy gives us the opportunity to do this.

I would love to meet you. I can be reached at psicologacarladucci@gmail.com.


Work Experience

Stanford University Clinical Psychologist– In-person Sessions for Exchange students in the Chile Office in Santiago and workshops

June 2022 – present

Clinical Psychologist (Adult and Couples) in Private Practice (Online and in-person)

.2001- present

Modern Health Clinical Psychologist (USA)- Clinical Work with employees in International Businesses Online

Marzo 2021-December 2022

Clinical Psychologist in Support Program for Irish Embassy (Online therapist for Irish Citizens in Latin America- Ecuador, Peru and Chile during Pandemic)


Women’s Empowerment Workshops – Private Practice

2017 to 2020

Mental Health Seminars- Private Practice

2017- 2020

Feminist Club Co-Leader:  The Grange School (Bilingual School Santiago, Chile)

March 2018- October 2019

Clinical Psychologist at Vidaintegra Medical Center (Spanish in-person sessions)

March 2013-July 2018

Staff Member of the Family Therapy Institute of Santiago (Instituto de Terapia Familiar de Santiago)  Magister teacher and theory development for the Institute

March 2008- August 2018

External Consultant Expert in Families for the Ministry of Social Development in Chile Redesigned social programs in order to include family interventions and work  

February 2012- January 2013

Multisystemic Intervention Program working with crime prevention in teenagers and their families – Government Program Subsecretaría de Prevención del Delito for the Chilean Government

Supervised a group of therapists and their work in vulnerable areas of Santiago

April 2012-June2012

National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation for Drug and Alcohol (SENDA)- Chilean Government Program

 Intervention in prevention programs for families

October 2011 to  December 2011

Research Assistant Duke University (NC)- COPD patients and coping skills

July 2009-July 2011

Head of Psychology Department in School for the Visually ImpairedSanta Lucía

Supervisor for Psychology team and creator school programs

March 2003- June 2009

Academic Experience

Diploma in Personality Disorders- New Approaches and Treatments – Universidad Católica de Chile- In process

LMFTA License in North Carolina, USA (Carolina del Norte)


Magíster in Clinical Psychologist- Systemic Family, Couples and Adult Individual Therapy

Instituto de Terapia Familiar de Santiago


Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychologist- Systemic Family, Couples and Adult Individual Therapy

Instituto de Terapia Familiar de Santiago


Bachelor’s degree Psychologist Universidad Diego Portales- Officially evaluated as a Master en Psychology in USA


High School Saint Gabriel´s English School (Santiago, Chile)

8th grade to 12th grade

Middle School Holy Cross Catholic School (Maryland)

Elementary School Wheaton Woods Elementary School (Maryland)


“Exceptionally proficient at her vocation, Carla listens well, uses clear communication, and has a polite demeanor throughout the entire therapy process. From making an appointment and throughout our entire session, Carla recognizes my needs and concerns and will share her adept suggestions to support and guide me.

Thankfully I can say that working with Carla, based on her reliability and genuine sound methods, provides me with the insight and concepts to enhance my own self-understanding and feel better about my world.”

A professional who applies a compassionate and knowledgeable approach to encourage her patients towards their own decisions. That is the best way to describe my therapy practice with Carla.”


You can contact me directly at:


Follow me on Instagram :


Follow me on Facebook:

Carla Ducci English Psychotherapy


The Devil’s Daughter: Complex Trauma