Bart Mandell, LCSW-R, CSAT-S
Bart Mandell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT-S), specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction. In addition to his expertise in sex addiction, he has treated individuals suffering from substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, interactive addictions and trauma. With more than 25 years in the field, Bart helps individuals, couples and families overcome the effects of addiction and transform their lives.
Bart was the first New York therapist to be trained by Pia Mellody at the Meadows, as well as the first therapist in New York to be trained and certified by Dr. Patrick Carnes, whose Gentle Path program is recognized as the model for sex addiction treatment. Bart incorporates these and other experiential therapeutic modalities to help individuals face and heal from trauma and reclaim their lives. His empathic, caring and sensitive style have been noted as one of the keys to his success.
Throughout his career, Bart has been and remains an active and influential member in the sex addictions field. As the first Chairman of Dr. Carnes’ Board, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), Bart helped develop the curriculum and standards for CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) certification and contributed directly to Dr. Carnes’ work. His contributions are acknowledged in The Recovery Zone and The Recovery Start Up Kit, key components of an outpatient program modeled after Dr. Carnes’ Gentle Path program. Bart has presented this approach at conferences and workshops, and as Chairman Emeritus of IITAP, continues to contribute to the development of cutting-edge educational resources for practitioners who treat people with addictive and compulsive sexual behaviors.
Bart earned his Bachelors degree from The Ohio State University and his Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. He began his career at Regent Hospital in New York City, where he held several clinical responsibilities and ultimately served as Program Director for the hospital’s outpatient programs.