Mark Silvestri, Ph.D.
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Recovery and Substance Abuse Counselor
Counseling and Psychological Services


  • University of Michigan/VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Psychology Postdoctoral Residency, 2015-2016
  • Edward Hines Jr., Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, Psychology Internship, 2014-2015
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, 2011-2015
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, 2009-2011
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2009

Licenses and Certifications 

  • Psychologist

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Clinical Supervision and Training
  • Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Multicultural Counseling and Diversity Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.)
  • Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills
  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
  • Adjustment Issues (Transition to College, Graduate School, Cultural Adjustment, etc.)
  • Anger Management
  • Psychoeducation

Theoretical Orientation 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Behavioral
  • Mindfulness

Professional Activities, Awards, Memberships

Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Member
American Psychological Association, Division 50, Society of Addiction Psychology.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Member
American Psychological Association, Member.

Select Professional Service
2017-2019: VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention's Master Trainer and Master Consultant for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders among Veterans Training Program.

Peer Review Service
2020: Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
2019: Addictive Behaviors, Substance Use and Misuse    
2016: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
2012: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Select Invited Presentations (non-peer review)
2019: “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.” Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences Grand Rounds at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia.
2019: “CBT, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, and other Therapies for Addiction-related Disorders.” Didactic for PGY-3 Psychiatry Residents. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio.


550 Brandon Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22908

(434) 243-5150