Randall Faulkner MSW, LCSW

Manager of Addiction Services

Randall Faulkner is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and is the Assistant Director of Behavioral Health at Mazzoni Center.  At Mazzoni, Randall works with adults and older adolescents presenting with a wide variety of concerns including addiction issues, HIV/AIDS and interpersonal struggles. A primary focus is that of traumatic experiences which Randall believes underpin the majority of addictive behaviors. This work is informed by his interest in a humanistic/client-centered approach to understanding individuals. His work also utilizes a Gestalt perspective which places a focus on the “here and now,” understanding the importance of an individual’s awareness, the different parts of an individuals self-concept, and the impact of the client/therapist relationship on change.  Randall is also EMDR trained and uses this modality to assist clients in processing trauma as well as managing anxiety and performance stressors.  Randall received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, his Gestalt certification from Gestalt Institute of Philadelphia and his EMDR training from the Parnell Institute. Randall is a licensed clinical social worker who received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. He is interested in many issues that are of concern to the LGBTQ community, including addiction issues, HIV/AIDS, sexual identity issues, and trauma related concerns. Randall has worked with adults, older adolescents and children. He has also worked with crisis interventions, such as suicide prevention. His work is informed by his interest in existential psychotherapies, in particular a humanistic/client-centered approach to understanding individuals. His work also utilizes a Gestalt perspective in placing a focus on the “here and now,” understanding the importance of an individual’s awareness and the impact of the client/therapist relationship on change.