Frank Wells, LCSW, is a teaching faculty member at the Ackerman Institute. A graduate of New York University School of Social Work, Frank has previously worked as a therapist in child welfare and outpatient mental health settings. He is currently working as a family therapist in the substance abuse field at the Freedom Institute in Midtown Manhattan where he runs support groups for spouses as well as parents of family members struggling with substance use in addition to his family and couples work. Through Freedom Institute, Frank has conducted professional trainings regarding the approaches and functions of family therapy within substance abuse treatment. Frank also maintains a private practice in New York City seeing individuals, couples and families.