Richard C. Ferre, M.D.

Your Idaho Falls Psychiatrist

About Dr. Ferre

Dr. Richard Ferre is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. Dr. Ferre completed a BA degree in Biology from Stanford University in California. He earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry/Neurology.

Following his training, he became an inpatient psychiatrist at Primary Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Salt Lake City. He was employed at PCMC for 40 years in a variety of roles. He led the inpatient child psychiatry team, provided outpatient care, led the clinical residential care team, and in-home behavioral treatment, and was Chairman of Psychiatry at PCMC for over 15 years.

Dr. Ferre participates as an Associate Clinical faculty member with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah Medical School. He has enjoyed teaching numerous psychiatric topics with a focused interest in teaching psychotherapy to psychiatric/psychology residents and mentoring/supervising psychiatric residents on the inpatient PCMC service. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Ferre has devoted time to consultation in his community, advocating for mental health initiatives at the Utah State Legislature, in schools, community mental health, and with religious institutions. He was the Utah Psychiatric Association Legislative Representative for many years. He is an expert witness advocating for people with disabilities. He also served as President of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists.

During the last 20 years, he has been a consultant to the Missionary Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has led efforts to promote mental health among the young missionaries with written coping strategies, psychiatric consultation to mission leaders, mental health training for Senior Missionaries working with missionaries, and developing church policy to support missionary mental health. He has focused on the resilient growth and development of young adults in this role. He has provided direct treatment and intervention to the missionary population.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem

Depression Therapy 

Depression symptoms vary from person to person. It can make it difficult to work, go to school, or maintain healthy relationships.

Family Conflict

Family issues can occur in the healthiest of families, resulting in frustrating and difficult interactions with family members.

Teen Therapy

Common teen issues include ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Drug Use. We address special needs in teen therapy.