Rick Cicchetti

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Richard Cicchetti, PhD, LCPC, CRC, SAT-P, is a core faculty member in the clinical mental health counseling program at Walden University. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a doctorate in counselor education and supervision, and hold a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Northeastern Illinois University, and a certification for treatment of sexual addiction from Mid America Nazarene University, and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Illinois. He has served on the Board of Directors for SALT a non for profit organization which provides donations and volunteer services to developing countries and served on committees for ACA, AHA and ICA. He also maintains a private practice working with clients who experience substance and process addiction, general phobias and anxieties, and veteran and ex-felons who experience issues with readjustment.

Dr. Cicchetti has published book chapters on sexual addition, talking to your children about sex, major and mild neurocognitive disorders due to traumatic brain injury, published articles related to grief and disability, and has conducted presentations and seminars to ex-felons and ex- military members about readjustment issues, job skills and training and addictions. He has held positions at Old Dominion University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, The Chicago School of Psychology and Grand Canyon University.


PhD, Old Dominion University

Masters, Northeastern Illinois University

BA, Northeastern Illinois University