Marty Ferrero is one of Caron Treatment Center’s senior directors overseeing community and volunteer relations, as well the Berks and Lancaster Region’s alumni and family coordinator.
Marty joined the Caron family in early 2010, having been in the field of addiction treatment since 1996. His clinical experience and treatment expertise includes a variety of areas such as working with the older adult population, professionals, and pilots; the integration of spirituality and evidenced-based behavioral health practices; mindfulness and recovery; and motivational interviewing with Twelve-Step facilitation.
He presents nationally on a variety of topics, including effective treatment strategies for addicted older adults and their families, integrating spirituality into treatment, Twelve-Step facilitation in behavioral health treatment, and the history and origins of A.A. He is well-versed on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the Back to Basics of Recovery movement.
Prior to joining Caron Treatment Centers as clinical director of adult services, he served as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a clinical supervisor, and a clinical director at well-known treatment centers.
Marty has been in recovery since January of 1993 . He holds a Master of Arts in addiction counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also a licensed and internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, a certified clinical supervisor through the Pennsylvania Board of Certification, and a certified multiple addictions counselor through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. His dog Gracie, beloved by patients and staff, has been a certified therapy dog since 2012 through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.