Natalie M. Ricciutti

Natalie M. Ricciutti

Assistant Professor


Dr. Natalie Ricciutti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at UNC Charlotte. She received her Ph.D. from Kent State University and her Master’s degree from Youngstown State University. Dr. Ricciutti’s research and teaching expertise are in addictions counseling and addictions education. She is an advocate for providing counseling students with the necessary information and education about substance use disorders, process/behavioral disorders, and the treatment of both. Dr. Ricciutti also researches the impact of stigma in treatment of addictions and readiness to decrease substance use across communities. She enjoys teaching addictions courses and many other Master’s courses.


Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision – Kent State University

M.S.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Youngstown State University

B.S., Psychology – University of Mount Union


Addictions Education and Treatment

Trauma across the Lifespan

Orientation and Ethics in Counseling

Practicum and Internship in Clinical and Addiction Counseling

Research Interest

Addictions treatment and education

Impact of stigma on addiction treatment

Process/behavioral addictions

Community readiness to decrease addictions within and across communities

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