Andy Buccaro

Founder and Executive Director

Andy is the Executive Director and founder of Project Courage, and has fostered a familial environment at Project Courage, encouraging employees and clients, alike, to be heard and feel safe. He embraces Internal Family Systems as a company-wide philosophy, providing space for growth and opportunity.

In addition to other evidence-based practices, he believes in the power of family engagement in treating substance use disorder. He has developed a robust department designed to fully engage and provide a range of services and resources to loved ones.

Before launching Project Courage in 2006, he was the Director of School-Based Programming for New Hope Manor, Inc. In this role, Andy worked with public and private schools, arranging contracts to allow schools to supplement their support staff with substance abuse counseling.

Additionally, Andy worked as a clinician for Yale University’s Forensic Psychology Department in their research project comparing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Twelve Step Facilitation models for treating alcoholism and addiction. During this time, he also provided clinical services for Yale’s adolescent substance abuse prevention program for students re-entering New Haven Public Schools.

Andy is credentialed as an LCSW, LADC and is also credentialed in neurofeedback.