Andrea Arzt, LCSW is Associate Vice President of Clinical Programs and Direct Services for the New York City-Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society.

As a licensed clinical social worker, she has worked for over 25 years with individuals with chronic illness and disabilities and their families through both her agency and private practice work.  

Her special interest has been in working with people living with neurological diseases and injuries, with a focus for the past 13 years on Multiple Sclerosis.  In her current position at the National MS Society, she works closely with Centers for Comprehensive MS Care as well other health care professionals treating people with MS, and MS researchers.  She is committed to helping connect people with MS with the best professional care available and encouraging the next generation of clinicians and researchers to join the field of MS.  Andrea also provides consultation and training on a variety of topics related to psychotherapy with individuals with chronic illness and their families.

In previous positions, Andrea was Assistant Director of the Epilepsy Institute, Coordinator of the International Center for the Disabled’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, worked as psychotherapist at the Center for the Independence of the Disabled in NY (CIDNY), and at AHRC.  She also saw patients in her private psychotherapy practice for over 20 years.  She obtained a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Brooklyn Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Andrea is thrilled to serve on the board of MS Hope for a Cure, as it allows her to utilize her knowledge and expertise to help this wonderful organization fund essential research for a cure to MS and enhance its critical support of area MS Care Centers.