Andrew Cicchetti, PhD

Director, Program Development

Dr. Andrew Cicchetti, LCSW-R, with more than 30 years experience,  is a seasoned psychotherapist and coach specializing in alcohol and substance use treatment. Andrew is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (No. 051923) with advanced training in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He provides individual, couples and group therapy, in addition to clinical supervision and executive coaching. As the Director of Program Development, Andrew plays a key role in the leadership of T.R.U.S.T. and Pure Recovery Sober Residence. 

Andrew earned his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, City University of New York with a dissertation focused on group treatment of people with addictive disorders in collaboration with NAADAC. He obtained his Masters in Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, where he was the recipient of the Tenzer Academic Fellowship and the Dean’s Award.  Andrew received his post-graduate training at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training in New York City. In addition to CBT and MI, he has additional training in DBT techniques, Mindfulness, Sexual Addiction, Complicated Grief, and Couples Therapy.  As an Adjunct Professor, Andrew has taught at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University and at the Hunter College School of Social Work. He has published in peer reviewed professional journals and lectured nationally and internationally on group therapy, Gestalt Therapy, addiction treatment, and HIV/AIDS mental health. He proudly contributed the entry on group work in substance abuse treatment for the Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups, (A. Gitterman & R. Salmon). In October, 2020  he begins his path towards certification in Structured Family Recovery in training provided by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay. Passionate about group work and addiction treatment, he has also served as the Vice-President of the International Association of Social Work with Groups and as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery. 

In addition to being an administrator, clinical supervisor, therapist and coach, Andrew is a dedicated Martial Artist with an advanced belt in Krav Maga and a beginner’s belt in Taekwondo and is involved in street animal rescue.

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