“Moving to a new country can be a huge challenge.  There are language barriers and cultural differences to deal with, as well as a lack of family or social support that can leave you feeling isolated and vulnerable. I would highly recommend anyone experiencing these challenges to make an appointment and chat with Carla! She is very experienced within this area in particular and proved a great help to me.

She was also an excellent guide and source of support for more personal and family related issues, which we worked through together; providing me with some closure, understanding and an invaluable inner peace!”

“After spending years in and out of therapists’ offices (in cities across three continents), I thought I could not be helped until I met Carla. I was diagnosed with depression at a young age and by my early 30s was told I likely had Borderline Personality Disorder. When I started to see Carla for therapy, instead of treating my symptoms, she asked me my core beliefs about the world and about my self. She told me that I did not have BPD (but that BPD behaviors can manifest in adult children of parents with personality disorders) and perhaps I did not even have depression. As a subjective constructivist, Carla taught me that by seeing the world differently, the world becomes different. Working to understand my beliefs gave me the agency to begin to change them, and therefore to make choices about how I see and interact with the world around me. The past three years have been a continuous process of positive change, with notable differences in my behaviors, my relationships, and my views of self—something I never experienced with therapy before. Although Carla tells me I am the one who made the changes in my life, I couldn’t have done it without her guidance, support, and unique therapeutic perspective.”

“I can’t recommend Carla highly enough. She is a consummate professional and excellent listener, and has been absolutely essential to my wellbeing during my time here in Chile. Having grown up both in Chile and the US, she understands the personal and professional difficulties associated with being a foreigner abroad. I’m always amazed by her ability to recall specific details from our conversations, even when we haven’t spoken for months. This is a testament to her listening skills and devotion to her clients.”

“Finding a bilingual psychologist in Santiago was daunting enough and I didn’t expect to find someone as fantastic as Carla on top of her bilingual skills. As a professional, Carla is someone I would have been lucky to come across even at home in the United States. She is incredibly insightful, empathetic, and intelligent. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an English-speaking Psychologist and already have.”

“I came to Carla at a point in my life where I was too lost in the details, and couldn’t see a way forward, or make sense of my recent experiences, particularly those related to my being a foreigner in Chile.  Carla was able to guide me through my sessions with expertise, a caring nature, a high level of sensitivity and complete honesty, to provide me with the insight and perspective that I was unable to find myself but so desperately needed; feeling invigorated and ready to receive the future with a level of positivity that I hadn’t felt in a long time.”

“Carla helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. As a foreigner living abroad, Carla offered me a sense of support when my loved ones weren’t able to. She worked with me through my battle with anxiety, two different grieving processes, and helped me take the necessary steps I needed to move forward in my life. Carla is a dedicated professional and is deeply caring. She was the first therapist that I felt that I could connect to and I felt that she saw me not only as a patient, but as a person. Carla always went above and beyond when it came to my care and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is feeling like they need outside support, whatever their needs may be. She is an outstanding  professional and an amazing person!”

“I lived in Santiago Chile for 2 and a half years, but to be honest my life didn’t really start until I started going to Carla every other week. It might sound cheesy – but it is 100% true. I remember noticing a major difference in my relationship with myself, others and my new home “away from home” after choosing to invest in 1-on-1 sessions with Carla. She came highly recommended to me by a friend and it is honestly one of the best recommendations and decisions I made living in Chile. She is extremely professional and super accommodating when I needed to come in last minute. I hope my anonymous recommendation inspires who ever is reading this to take a session with Carla. You won’t regret it!”

“As with most good things in life, an obscure coincidence led me to Carla. I had been struggling with a severe bout of depression for over a year, and generalized anxiety for most of my life. Carla’s process was direct, efficient, but most importantly, incredibly compassionate. Carla managed to do for me what countless others could not – she helped me rediscover a will to live and thrive, and for this, I cannot thank her enough.”

“I came to Carla at a point when I was overwhelmed by the details and unable to articulate what I really wanted. She helped me learn to advocate for myself, trust my core instincts, and move forward with a whole lot more clarity and confidence. As a foreigner in Chile, I struggled to find people to talk to about the issues that were causing me anxiety, and Carla was an absolute godsend, a fabulous listener, and really adept at honing in on the real issues in order to “clear the fog.” Going to her was one of the best decisions I have made in Chile. ”

“I was feeling overwhelmed by what I felt were looming life choices and I am really glad that I listened to other people’s recommendations and came to Carla. From the very first session, I have found her approach to be I incredibly insightful and eye-opening. She is honest, open, and comforting and I would trust her with anything. Most importantly, therapy with Carla has been effective and empowering, and I feel like I’m able to approach problems and decisions in a way that I wouldn’t have dared to before.”

“Carla truly changed my life. She helped me come to terms with some difficult truths in my life and empowered me to face them with grace and strength. She was on top of things from the first moment I walked in, and my experience with Carla was truly the best therapy I have ever been through. I feel extremely grateful to have found Carla in a time that I needed her deeply.”

“Carla is a gifted therapist, but more importantly, a genuinely caring and compassionate human. While she doesn’t shy away from confronting difficult truths, she does so in a way that empowers her clients and gives them tools to work through the difficulties and challenges they are facing. I would recommend Cara’s services to anyone who feels stuck, out of options, or unable to progress through a difficult time on their own. She brings a genuine interest in her clients, kindness, and grace to every interaction while ensuring that her clients feel heard and leave her office with new realizations and strategies for approaching their lives and the world. Absolutely recommended.”


“I recently went to Carla when I was in a rather difficult situation. She gave me the clarity I needed to take action and move on, and provided me with a space where I could be vulnerable and process my thoughts and emotions. Carla also provided guidance and support when I first arrived in Chile, and I felt that after a few sessions with her I already felt more at home here, which was very helpful to navigate the transition of adapting to a new country. I am truly grateful to Carla and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great therapist.”

 “I came to Carla at a time in my life where I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I walked into the first appointment unsure of why I even felt that way, but from day one, she promised me that we would figure everything out together. She helped me come to the realization that I had, in fact, been in a toxic relationship and during each session, we worked through all of the doubts and fears that I had developed about myself. Carla continued to work through each problem with me, even if we had to discuss it during multiple sessions. I left every appointment feeling as if a weight had been lifted off of my chest. As I finally completed the therapeutic process, I can see that I have become a stronger woman with much more confidence who will be able to handle whatever comes my way. Thank you so much, Carla! You changed my life for the better.”

“Finding and working with Carla was one of the best parts of my life in Santiago. She guided me through my most difficult times and perfectly understands the stresses of making a life abroad. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and very easy to open up to. Without a doubt I can say that I learned many valuable coping skills as well as alot about myself in the process. If I could move her to the United States just to continue treatnement I would in a heart beat. In all my years of therapy I have never had such an amazing practitioner. I recommended her numerous times to friends and colleagues throughout my 7 years of living in Chile and continue to do so even though I have since relocated to the United States.”

“After 15 years of working with different therapists to manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression, Carla Ducci identified the root issues.  After addressing deep-seated hurts, Carla taught me healthy ways to manage difficult familial relationships and my view of self.  I have a history of self-harm, and after working with Carla I’m happy to say I have not self-harmed in over a year.  Carla knows how to walk the fine line of compassion and truth.  Bottom line, she changed my life.  When we left the area, I returned to seeing a prior therapist, and he has commented repeatedly how he is “surprised” by how much strength I now demonstrate in the face of challenges and that I have truly changed.  Thank you, Carla.  The second half of my life is going to be so much better!! ”

“I started working with Carla toward the end of a relationship and continued working with her remotely as I relocated back to my home country in the aftermath of our separation. Carla has helped me to find strength, stability, and understanding through a painful and unexpected transition in my life. She is insightful, honest, and direct, but most importantly, she is genuinely caring and empathetic. This has been my first real experience pursuing therapy, and her warmth and generosity have far exceeded my expectations going into it. I have felt above-and-beyond supported working with Carla, and I am confident that working together has shaped in large part the whole, healthy, and optimistic perspective I find myself moving forward with now. I am truly grateful for having had the opportunity to work with Carla and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her”
“Before therapy with Carla, I felt lost and insecure, like a failure or a child pretending to be an adult. Through therapy with Carla, I was able to uproot some of my core beliefs passed down to me that weren’t serving me in my personal development. She was exactly the type of therapist that could turn my life around and challenge my own self-sabotaging beliefs. I emerged with a new sense of self, the ability to pinpoint toxic beliefs and behaviors that were holding me back, and the tools to externalize other people’s expectations for me”
“I begin therapy with Carla at a very crucial chapter of my life where I wanted to make the necessary changes in order to change my reality. Through her sessions, I was able to achieve so much more than that: I haven’t felt this much excitement about my future since I was a pre-teen, I trust in others once again, and most importantly, I now understand how valuable I am.
After every session, I understood myself and the painful past events that I had endured so much better. Through healing, I was able to shift my attention and energy towards my dreams. Starting therapy with Carla was the best decision I have ever made.”
“I was in a dark place when I first went to see Carla. She was very validating and was able to broaden my understanding of what I had experienced and why, and gave me guidance for how to improve. I have seen remarkable improvement. If you’re in a dark place like I was, you might want to give Carla a try.”
“Despite speaking English and Spanish, I really wanted to find a therapist that not only spoke my language but also understood the culture of where I come from.  Carla lived in the US for some time, so for me it was really easy to connect and feel like she understood me.  Not only that, but she can relate to living in a foreign country, thus helping even more with the common struggles of being an expat in an unfamiliar country.  Carla is excellent at what she does and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a native english-speaking therapist.  It’s an added bonus that Carla makes the process very smooth and easy to get started, including on the administrative side she makes it easy to get a boleta so you can ask for reimbursement from insurance if you have it and is very punctual with all of her appointments.”
“I started seeing Carla when I hit a rough patch in my life as an expat in Chile. I was feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and at the time I truly believed that I had no one to turn to for help, that no one would be able to understand. I had experienced panic attacks earlier in my life and they had just resurfaced, which only made matters worse. I had never been to a therapist before seeing Carla and I was nervous to take that first step. I went to Carla with one concrete goal: stopping the panic attacks. Through my sessions with Carla, we did all that and more. Carla helped me explore parts of my family, personal & work life that were affecting me in ways I was not aware of, all with a calm, caring demeanor. I read another testimonial that says ‘Carla knows how to walk the fine line of compassion and truth’ and I agree. She provided the kind of tough love that I needed to be able to stand up for myself, feel empowered, and give myself permission to express what I need to in any given moment—and eventually, the panic attacks stopped. For that, I can’t recommend Carla enough.”
“Carla helped and supported me through one of my toughest periods with my mental health which happened to coincide with moving to Santiago for five months. Her generosity and patience provided a much-needed foundation for me to be able to make the most of my time in Chile whilst being able to make progress in understanding myself and my mental health in a way I had never done before. Her approach of treating mental illness. such as OCD in my case, as symptoms of deeper emotional issues to unpack what is causing the distress has really helped me to be able to tackle the core of my OCD and to make progress out of the rut I was stuck in. Carla always finds creative ways and metaphors of explaining things that help you to make sense of what you have been struggling with. If you are feeling lost, unsure or in need of someone to talk to to un-muddle your brain, I would not hesitate in recommending Carla as a kind, open and very skilled listener and guide.”