Addiction Therapists in the Greater Boston Area

The following therapist have offices in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Newton, and Jamaica Plain. Some also offer remote video sessions for patients' convenience. They have expertise in treating substance use and addiction disorders. They can help prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships.


Addiction Therapists in Boston

Brie Shelly, LMHC, CRC

Brie Shelly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in downtown Boston. Brie specializes in eating disorders, body image, substance use, life transitions, career development, and life design coaching, and offers both traditional talk therapy and coaching services. She has worked in various treatment programs, including Veritas Collaborative and McLean Hospital, and has particular expertise in holistic care for eating disorder and addiction clients. 

Brie works with young adults, college students, adults, couples, families, and parents. In addition to individual work with clients, she offers wellness education for loved ones, and workplace wellness for companies striving for a better work-life culture. 

Andrew Kang, LICSW, JD

Andrew Kang is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and former lawyer practicing in downtown Boston, MA. He specializes in treating those struggling with substance abuse, work stress, depression, and anxiety. He makes use of a range of skill-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which center on managing difficult emotions and building concrete strategies for a more positive life experience.

Erica Eckman, LICSW

Erica Eckman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston. Erica has deep expertise in college-related challenges, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples issues. Prior to starting her private practice, Erica worked at the Emerson College Counseling Center and the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Erica continues to see college students and clients with eating disorders in her private practice as well as couples and adults, taking a collaborative approach to care.


Addiction Therapists in Brookline

Sarah Karytko, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Karytko is a psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on treating clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma. She especially enjoys seeing college students and adults as they navigate life transitions, individuate away from their family of origin, and develop their self-identity.

Jacob Howe, MD

Dr. Howe is a psychiatrist in Brookline, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, sleep-related issues, trauma, and substance use disorders. He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed both his adult psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Harvard Medical School programs. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Howe serves as the Medical Director of Dual Diagnosis & Primary Care Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance. He also enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and other trainees in his role as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Chiké Nwankwo, MD

Dr. Chiké Nwankwo is an adult and child psychiatrist in Brookline, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and substance abuse. He completed his Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Fellowships and Residency at Harvard Medical School and received his MD from University of Michigan Medical School. 

The majority of Dr. Chiké's work is talk therapy, with medication management available as necessary. His approach to medication is highly transparent, and he values developing a trusting and respectful relationship with his clients before prescribing. Dr. Chiké combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, mindfulness practices, psychoanalytical therapy, and supportive therapy to cater to the individual's needs. 


Addiction Therapists in Cambridge/Somerville

Robert Dyer, LMHC, MBA

Robert Dyer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA. His office is conveniently located next to the Central Square T-stop, where he offers sessions in English and Spanish.

Robert specializes in helping people with existential concerns, anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic stress, substance abuse, and professional development. Having worked as a counselor at the Butler Hospital Integrated Therapies Program, Robert is particularly well-versed in supporting clients through existential challenges. Using Existential, Interpersonal, and Psychoanalytic Therapy, he helps clients ask big questions about life and existence as well as better adjust to life transitions.

Joel Krieg, LICSW

Joel Krieg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist in Cambridge, MA with over 10 years of clinical experience facilitating individual, group, and family therapy. He currently coordinates three interpersonal groups for men, early young adults, and young adults. Through group therapy, Joel helps individuals find their voice, feel more connected with others, and learn about themselves to empower self-development and change. Individuals are able to practice different ways of being and connecting with others, which is a therapeutic process in itself.


Addiction Therapists in Belmont

Alex Jordan, PhD

Dr. Alex Jordan is a clinical psychologist in Belmont, MA specializing in anxiety disorders, trauma-related difficulties, depression, insomnia, and relationship challenges. He has special expertise in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, having served previously as the PTSD Expert Evaluator for the federally funded Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, and having completed his internship at the National Center for PTSD.

Mike Swinchoski, LMHC

Mike Swinchoski is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Belmont, MA specializing in anxiety, anger management, depression, trauma, substance use, and compulsive behaviors. His particular area of expertise is in helping clients recover from trauma. He draws upon extensive experience from working in community mental health to help people feel safe, normalize their experiences, help them recognize their inner strength, and gently guide them towards healing. He also enjoys supporting clients seeking help for anger management. 

KC Chiappa, PsyD

Dr. KC Chiappa is a psychologist in Belmont, Massachusetts specializing in adolescent challenges, parenting, anxiety, depression, life transitions, drug and alcohol abuse, anger management, and family issues. Having completed his post-doctoral training and worked at McLean’s Hospital’s Adolescent Resident Treatment Program, he is especially passionate about working with adolescents. He also has experience in seeing young adults in their 20s who are living at home, and struggling to gain independence from their families.


Addiction Therapists in Newton

Laurie Sherwood, LICSW

Laurie Sherwood is a highly seasoned Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker bringing over forty years of experience to private practice in Newton, MA. Laurie uses a mindfulness-based approach to depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship challenges, insomnia, and couples counseling. Laurie applies her vast skill set to attend to the client as a whole person, creating a safe and productive environment for emotional healing.


Addiction Therapists in Jamaica Plain

Lauren Becker, PsyD

Dr. Lauren Becker is a psychologist in Jamaica Plain with expertise in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, transitions, low self esteem, trauma, and adjustment to step parenting. Her style is honest and open, and she brings genuine care and compassion to help her clients navigate life's challenges.