Dr. Ferreira attributes her faith in God as one of the primary reasons for all successes in her life and one of the most important factors in helping her overcome obstacles.
Dr. Ferreira completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Virginia Intermont College, while fulfilling her dream of being a collegiate athlete. She has been a part of the Regent Community for over five years, first as a student and now as a professor. After completing her M.A, in School and Community Counseling, Dr. Ferreira earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent. Dr. Ferreira's dissertation measured the effectiveness of teaching basic micro skills and empathy development in an online environment. She possesses a keen understanding of effective learning techniques in both the online and traditional classrooms.
Dr. Ferreira encourages students to be sure of what they hope for and certain of what they do not see when pursuing their Psychology degree at Regent. The Regent degree is designed to challenge Psychology students to rely on their faith while in college, to fulfill the purpose God has on their lives.