Therapists Specializing in Drug Addiction & Abuse in Connecticut

Drug addiction refers to the experience in which an individual has difficulty controlling their use of a substance in a way that is compulsive, consuming, and results in potentially harmful consequences.

Substance-related and addictive disorders are diagnosable mental health conditions that involve the use of drugs, such as cannabis, opioids, hallucinogens, or sedatives. Misuse of other types of substances that also impact an individual’s wellbeing and everyday life is equally important to treat.

Drug addiction and abuse requires specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care, often for both the individual experiencing addiction or in recovery, as well as their family and loved ones. The following therapists in Connecticut have been vetted for their expertise in addiction, including the use of harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques. They can help you or a loved one understand the role of substances in one's life in order to lessen their impact.

Find a therapist who specializes in drug addiction and abuse below; visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Nicholas  Despoelberch

Nicholas Despoelberch

903 Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $100 per session

It takes courage to ask for help. I have experienced real adversity and know how to help you create lasting change in your life. I offer a space that is free of judgment and full of passion. Let's get to a new life.


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Aimee  Muth

Aimee Muth

177 Sound Beach Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06870

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

Therapy is most productive when the relationship between client and therapist allows for honesty and a feeling of safety.  The time with your therapist should allow you to be yourself - able to express your thoughts and feelings without concern of judgment.  I look forward to learning more about what's important to you and how I can work with you to help you meet your goals.


Shelly  Allen

Shelly Allen

1698 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

I’m a holistic integrative psychotherapist with nine years of experience devoted to the conversation of improving our lives. My approach is interpersonal and relational to best empower and help you accomplish your goals.


Sankofa Counseling

Sankofa Counseling

1423 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, Magellan Health
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

Sankofa Counseling is a private therapy practice in New Haven, CT that specializes in providing strength-based, client-centered care to individuals on issues that include depression, trauma, substance use disorders, and anxiety. The providers at Sankofa Counseling welcome individual adults, young adults, and teenagers, as well as parents and senior citizens.


Rebecca  Ramos

Rebecca Ramos

969 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06708

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $120 per session

I look forward to hearing your story, learning about your strengths, as well as your struggles, let's get through this moment in time together.


Suzanne  Taluy

Suzanne Taluy

101 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT, 06851

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I consider myself to be understanding and empathetic. Someone who is interactive and loves to challenge and present new ideas. I first became interested in becoming a therapist because talking is a powerful tool; it relieves stress, releases negative energy, and helps people better problem solve. This is my mission for the clients that I work with.

I am someone who explores all areas of my client's life in order to get to the root of their problem; I am willing to work just as hard as the client as I believe a strong therapeutic alliance produces the best outcomes. I offer phone consultations as an opportunity to talk about my services and learn more about you. During our initial appointment I will conduct an intake assessment of your background and history, and from there treatment plan to start working towards your therapeutic goals.


Jesse  Mancinone

Jesse Mancinone

900 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT, 06762

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Wellspring EAP, Connecticare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $125 per session

I offer a unique and trans-formative approach that provides people with the opportunity to reclaim their lives and achieve their goals. Whether you are dealing with an addiction, mental health issue or just life challenges in general, I offer a wealth of personal and professional experience that will be of great benefit to you.


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