Therapists Specializing in Addiction in New York

Addiction is a broad set of mental health conditions in which an individual has difficulty controlling their use of a substance or behavior, resulting in compulsive behaviors and potentially harmful consequences. While substance abuse - including the misuse of alcohol and other drugs - may be the most commonly recognized form of addiction, other forms of addiction include behavioral addictions, such as compulsive gambling, shopping, or sex addiction.

Addiction treatment requires specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care, often for both the individual in recovery and their family or loved ones. The following therapists have been vetted for their expertise in addiction, including their use of harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques. They can help individuals who struggle with addiction understand the role of the addictive behaviors in their life, lesson the impact of these behaviors, and connect to local recovery communities or resources.

Find vetted therapists in New York who specialize in addiction below. Visit each provider profile to watch their introductory video and book a free call to find a good fit!


Carla M Lisio

Carla M Lisio

Online Sessions, NY

188 East Post Road, White Plains, NY, 10601

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

I love the work that I do. I have deep respect for my clients and the transformational process of therapy. If you are considering therapy, you are likely experiencing some level of distress. Don’t let that continue. Give me a call and let’s get started. I look forward to hearing from you.


Alexander  Beznes

Alexander Beznes

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I work with people who are searching for an authentic and interactive therapist who will help them resolve underlying issues that lead them to feel unfulfilled in their life and dissatisfied in their relationships. I hope to create an open, validating, and collaborative space that will allow you to freely explore your difficulties while also challenging you in a non-confrontational way.


Amy  Colley

Amy Colley

120 High Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Aetna, Medicare
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

The most important aspect of psychotherapy is finding the right fit with regard to the therapist--someone you feel safe and comfortable with.


Elisabeth  Coffey

Elisabeth Coffey

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

My goal is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and enables you to express yourself openly about anything that you need to talk about. It is so important to have at least one person in your life that you can talk to without being "on" or having to worry about what you say. I will strive to understand you and to help you understand yourself.
I am here to listen and support you through whatever you are going through and to work with you to see aspects of the situation that you may not be fully aware of. We will work on understanding your unique challenges and developing your hidden strengths. We all get stuck in patterns of behavior that could use some revision. We will work on your becoming conscious of the motivations behind your behaviors and determine healthier ways of meeting the needs that the behaviors are satisfying in the moment that get in the way of who you really are and what you truly want.


Andrew  Goodman

Andrew Goodman

141 East 55th Street, New York, NY, 10022

75 Maiden Lane, New York, NY, 10038

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

I have been a therapist working with couples and individuals for more than twenty-five years. During that time I have found it is important to balance understanding a couple as a whole and the two individuals which make up the relationship. I help a couple focus on ineffective and dysfunctional communication patterns that result in a sense of frustration and discouragement. I encourage each person to express their emotional needs more directly and openly. People often express their anger and criticism about their partner's behavior, but have difficulty asking for what they need in a clear, non-attacking way. When people can express their underlying needs for support and understanding, and the insecurities and vulnerable feelings they usually hide, their partners then are more likely to respond in a positive, affirming way.

This approach helps couples develop constructive problem resolution skills. People become able to assert themselves more comfortably, while understanding and appreciating their partner's perspective. Couples often find they learn new things about their partner’s personality even when they have been together a long time.

In individual therapy I also help people focus on patterns in their significant relationships that result in feelings of frustration, distance, and sadness. Most  people come into therapy because they are experiencing emotionally painful feelings such as anxiety, depression, and anger which they are having difficulty managing. They know what hurts, but they may not be aware of the meanings that they give to certain situations. It is the meaning that we assign to a situation that causes pain, more than a specific action or behavior that someone does to us. Understanding our experience and motivations more clearly, helps us communicate our needs more directly to the important people in our lives. This both decreases our pain and increases a sense of connection to others. Before we can communicate more clearly with others, we have to be able to identify and formulate our experience clearly to ourselves. This leads to increased self-esteem and self-acceptance.


Cassidy  Litvack

Cassidy Litvack

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

As a therapist, I truly value my ability to help my clients reach their full potentials and enrich their lives. I view the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone for growth. Together, we will explore the challenges you may be facing and ways you may feel stuck in order make shifts that will bring more joy into your life.

Notice judgement. Embrace curiosity. Increase self-compassion. GROW.


Jeremy  Novich

Jeremy Novich

519 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

My goal is to provide you with science-based, data-driven, results-oriented therapy by being empathic and direct with a splash of humor and playfulness.


Sarah  Church

Sarah Church

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $350 per session

I have developed a positive innovative approach to treatment which uses respectful and flexible techniques that have been proven to be effective in helping people move forward in their life. I approach treatment with a simple goal. To help my patients create and live healthy and happy lives.


Raymond  Zakhari

Raymond Zakhari

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $600 per session

Do you like being in a codependent relationship with your therapist for years? How about taking ever increasing doses of medication with little effect? Would you like to have a functional relationship with an experienced health care provider who can treat you completely (body, mind, and spirit)? Someone who you can ask about caring for your aging parent with dementia to helping you explore your kinkiest fetish? This is a participatory integrative care practice for those who value results.


Carolyn  Sandberg Martin

Carolyn Sandberg Martin

223 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY, 10536

115 East 57th Street, New York, NY, 10022

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $95 - $225 per session

Our goal is to work together to achieve your goals through exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Developing strategies to achieve these goals through the insight gained from deeper exploration of above.


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