Therapists Specializing in Substance Abuse in Connecticut

Substance abuse is a mental health concern that involves the harmful use of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Any substance use that raises concern, leads to impairments in daily functioning, or causes distress is important to discuss with a professional. Specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care can help both the individual experiencing addiction or navigating recovery, as well as their family and loved ones.

The following therapists can help individuals understand the role of substances in their life and lessen their impact. Treatment approaches vary, but therapists with expertise in this area may use harm reduction or motivational interviewing techniques to help clients build momentum and commitment toward behavior change. Other therapists might bring specific expertise in other efficacious modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family behavior therapy (FBT).

Find therapists in Connecticut who specialize in substance abuse below. These therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Christiaan  Greer

Christiaan Greer

58 Mulberry Street, Stamford, CT, 06907

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

When we feel overwhelmed by our sadness, worry, and anger we often don't know how to cope. We might yell when we don't mean to or lack the confidence we need to succeed at work. We worry too much, think too fast or find it hard to motivate ourselves. Shame and guilt prevent us from thriving the way we deserve and so we ruminate on the past and can't imagine the future. I believe our ability to manage our feelings is deeply connected to our relationships with others and talking with a psychologist who is understanding, insightful, and compassionate can help us improve those relationships, handle our emotions, and feel better.


Kevin  Chiang

Kevin Chiang

1 Linden Place, Hartford, CT, 06106

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

I am passionate to provide you a professional and safe environment which allows you to freely express yourself. You have already taken the first step in healing process when you start seeking therapy because you recognized the emotional distress and issue which need to be addressed. This motivation is so important that I will assist you to maintain it and transform it into positive outcomes by improving your way of coping. I look forward to work together - You are not alone in overcoming any life challenges.


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.


Justin  Carotti

Justin Carotti

Online Sessions, CT

57 Plains Road, Milford, CT, 06461

Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $185 per session

Responding to life's demands and challenges can be painstaking and painful. Finding direction and fulfillment in adulthood can be challenging. There is a great deal of pressure to get it right. Some days are good, motivation is high, and everything clicks. Other days there is no motivation, everything drags, and it can just be easier not to think about what comes next.

If being stuck in this loop resonates, you're in the right place.

If you struggle with the tension between knowing what to do and not being able to do it, I can help.

I built my practice to support these kinds of challenges. I have extensive experience helping clients find meaning and purpose throughout adulthood. I believe in an integrative approach that addresses career and academic challenges, mental health concerns, substance use, and health and wellness.

My work is highly individualized, built on a foundation of trust and collaboration where goals are outlined and achieved. I aim to empower my clients to work through what they are facing and help guide them along their journey towards betterment.

Although the future is uncertain, it can also be bright. I commend those brave enough to seek support. It would be my pleasure to guide and support you in your process. I truly believe you will not have a counseling experience like this anywhere else.


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.


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.


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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