Substance Use Therapists in New York, NY

Photo of Karin Roach, Counselor in New York, NY
Karin Roach
Counselor, LMHC, MA, CASAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Are you ready to break free from negative thought cycles? With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and substance use disorders. In our confidential therapeutic space, you'll find safety and support to explore your concerns openly. My goal is to empower you on your journey towards growth and self-empowerment. Whether you're struggling with distressing psychological symptoms or feeling trapped in negative patterns, I'm here to guide you towards positive change.
Are you ready to break free from negative thought cycles? With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and substance use disorders. In our confidential therapeutic space, you'll find safety and support to explore your concerns openly. My goal is to empower you on your journey towards growth and self-empowerment. Whether you're struggling with distressing psychological symptoms or feeling trapped in negative patterns, I'm here to guide you towards positive change.
(917) 909-2798 View (917) 909-2798
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Billy Ritchey
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
I approach counseling from a practical, client-centered approach. I believe in meeting people where they are at, setting attainable therapeutic goals, and fostering intentional self-exploration. My experience with clients focuses on changing behavioral patterns, dealing with interpersonal issues, exploring new coping skills, and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety. I have worked facilitating group therapy for people diagnosed as HIV+, as well as individual counseling for LGBT+ people. I have a history of working with people experiencing substance use from both abstinence and harm reduction approaches.
I approach counseling from a practical, client-centered approach. I believe in meeting people where they are at, setting attainable therapeutic goals, and fostering intentional self-exploration. My experience with clients focuses on changing behavioral patterns, dealing with interpersonal issues, exploring new coping skills, and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety. I have worked facilitating group therapy for people diagnosed as HIV+, as well as individual counseling for LGBT+ people. I have a history of working with people experiencing substance use from both abstinence and harm reduction approaches.
(332) 334-8730 View (332) 334-8730
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Daniela Dubrow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. I strive to create a welcoming, compassionate, and judgment free space where you can feel safe and understood. I work with adults of all ages experiencing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, problematic substance use, trauma, mood instability, perfectionism, relationship issues, and major life transitions. I provide hands-on and collaborative care to help clients navigate the challenges they are facing, reduce stress, and improve their self awareness and overall well-being.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. I strive to create a welcoming, compassionate, and judgment free space where you can feel safe and understood. I work with adults of all ages experiencing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, problematic substance use, trauma, mood instability, perfectionism, relationship issues, and major life transitions. I provide hands-on and collaborative care to help clients navigate the challenges they are facing, reduce stress, and improve their self awareness and overall well-being.
(646) 693-3727 View (646) 693-3727
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Debra Rothschild
Psychologist, PhD, CASAC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a NYS Credentialed Substance Use Counselor. I see adults of all ages in a comfortable, private and safe setting on the Upper West Side. I think dynamically, but work eclectically. I coach behavioral changes while exploring beliefs, reactions and motivations so you understand yourself better and enhance your options in living. I deeply believe that the more we understand ourselves and our motivations, the greater will be our power to take control of things that previously seemed inevitable.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a NYS Credentialed Substance Use Counselor. I see adults of all ages in a comfortable, private and safe setting on the Upper West Side. I think dynamically, but work eclectically. I coach behavioral changes while exploring beliefs, reactions and motivations so you understand yourself better and enhance your options in living. I deeply believe that the more we understand ourselves and our motivations, the greater will be our power to take control of things that previously seemed inevitable.
(212) 721-1791 View (212) 721-1791
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Mara J. Brandon, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC , ICADC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023  (Online Only)
I am guided by the belief that we all have the right to mental health treatment that is free of judgment, shame and stigma. As a therapist, I provide an empathetic space where you will feel seen, heard and accepted. Over my many years as a clinician, I have successfully helped people with a wide range of issues including intimate relationships, family, depression, anxiety, loneliness and substance use - just to name a few. I also have significant experience working with adults who engage in poly and other sexually expansive lifestyles, as well as issues in sexuality, such as sexual desire discrepancy between partners.
I am guided by the belief that we all have the right to mental health treatment that is free of judgment, shame and stigma. As a therapist, I provide an empathetic space where you will feel seen, heard and accepted. Over my many years as a clinician, I have successfully helped people with a wide range of issues including intimate relationships, family, depression, anxiety, loneliness and substance use - just to name a few. I also have significant experience working with adults who engage in poly and other sexually expansive lifestyles, as well as issues in sexuality, such as sexual desire discrepancy between partners.
(646) 846-8903 View (646) 846-8903
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Christopher V Sturiano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10036
I have supervised multidisciplinary clinicians specialzing in the treatment of Substance Use andn Mood Disorders, including Trauma informed therapies utilizing EMDR.
I employ an eclectic treatment approach tailored to a client's goals and individual needs. My style is collaborative and non-judgmental. From short-term crisis intervention to longer term self exploration and growth, I utilize a range of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and EMDR to support the process of change and the enhancement of one's life satisfaction.
I have supervised multidisciplinary clinicians specialzing in the treatment of Substance Use andn Mood Disorders, including Trauma informed therapies utilizing EMDR.
I employ an eclectic treatment approach tailored to a client's goals and individual needs. My style is collaborative and non-judgmental. From short-term crisis intervention to longer term self exploration and growth, I utilize a range of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and EMDR to support the process of change and the enhancement of one's life satisfaction.
(646) 699-3933 View (646) 699-3933
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Susan Tross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
I help adults (18+) manage major life issues/transitions such as depression and anxiety; substance use; medical illness (cancer and HIV); relationships; loss/grief; and job stress.
Hello. Thanks for reading about me. I’m a warm, down to earth psychologist with a passion for helping people. Staying present focused, we will center on keeping your hopes and dreams up front, while reducing distress in the context of a solid and genuine therapeutic relationship. We will work to enhance your understanding of the barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals and learn skills to turn that understanding into strategies to better overcome them. While there is no quick fix to most problems, I use proven strategies (such as CBT and DBT) that will help you experience relief and progress relatively soon.
I help adults (18+) manage major life issues/transitions such as depression and anxiety; substance use; medical illness (cancer and HIV); relationships; loss/grief; and job stress.
Hello. Thanks for reading about me. I’m a warm, down to earth psychologist with a passion for helping people. Staying present focused, we will center on keeping your hopes and dreams up front, while reducing distress in the context of a solid and genuine therapeutic relationship. We will work to enhance your understanding of the barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals and learn skills to turn that understanding into strategies to better overcome them. While there is no quick fix to most problems, I use proven strategies (such as CBT and DBT) that will help you experience relief and progress relatively soon.
(646) 956-2146 View (646) 956-2146
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Diana Simonelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10005
Diana’s patient and respectful approach to therapy creates a warm and welcoming environment for her clients to achieve their goals. Diana previously worked at a treatment program focused on helping people with substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. Diana also has extensive experience helping people with stress management, anger management, and self-esteem building.
Diana’s patient and respectful approach to therapy creates a warm and welcoming environment for her clients to achieve their goals. Diana previously worked at a treatment program focused on helping people with substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. Diana also has extensive experience helping people with stress management, anger management, and self-esteem building.
(347) 482-0877 View (347) 482-0877
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Jessica Gelfand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10009
Hello! I'm Jessica, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in New York State. I specialize in working with adults with a range of concerns from serious mental health diagnoses to addiction, to anxiety and relationship concerns. I typically work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, and/or PTSD. I'm happy to discuss diagnoses and conditions not listed as well. I work with individuals of all gender identities, as well as everyone across the LGBTIQA+ spectrum.
Hello! I'm Jessica, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in New York State. I specialize in working with adults with a range of concerns from serious mental health diagnoses to addiction, to anxiety and relationship concerns. I typically work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, and/or PTSD. I'm happy to discuss diagnoses and conditions not listed as well. I work with individuals of all gender identities, as well as everyone across the LGBTIQA+ spectrum.
(332) 900-4104 View (332) 900-4104
Photo of Voski Hovsepian, Psychologist in New York, NY
Voski Hovsepian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018
I have experience working with people struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.
My work with individuals begins with establishing an emotionally safe space in which we can explore what brings you into therapy. We then tailor our work to your specific issues and needs, be they contemporary stressors or long standing vestiges of the past -- or both. We may discover core conflicts, psychic remnants of past relationships and experiences, that contribute to your current symptoms or show up in your life as self-defeating patterns in your relationships. Re-working these past struggles can help release you from feeling emotionally trapped, so that you have greater freedom and authorship in your life.
I have experience working with people struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.
My work with individuals begins with establishing an emotionally safe space in which we can explore what brings you into therapy. We then tailor our work to your specific issues and needs, be they contemporary stressors or long standing vestiges of the past -- or both. We may discover core conflicts, psychic remnants of past relationships and experiences, that contribute to your current symptoms or show up in your life as self-defeating patterns in your relationships. Re-working these past struggles can help release you from feeling emotionally trapped, so that you have greater freedom and authorship in your life.
(646) 980-3969 View (646) 980-3969
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Juan Olmedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
I have worked in social services providing individual and group counseling in New York City for over 15 years. From crisis hotline volunteer to HIV test educator, from substance use counselor to prevention group leader, my work has taught me two important things: no one's life is perfect and everyone's got issues. So why therapy? There are times when you find yourself in the same frustrating or painful situation, or when you just want to make a change but don't know how - therapy can help. With my training and experience, I can help you through these times.
I have worked in social services providing individual and group counseling in New York City for over 15 years. From crisis hotline volunteer to HIV test educator, from substance use counselor to prevention group leader, my work has taught me two important things: no one's life is perfect and everyone's got issues. So why therapy? There are times when you find yourself in the same frustrating or painful situation, or when you just want to make a change but don't know how - therapy can help. With my training and experience, I can help you through these times.
(646) 257-5047 View (646) 257-5047
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Christina Jeffrey
Counselor, MA, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Christina has a long history of working with clients with issues related to substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Christina utitlizes a combination of Cognitive Theory, Attachment Theory, and Feminist theory to address the whole person, and better understand the systems they inhabit. Employing humor, frankness, and compassion she provides a safe, nonjudgmental place for clients to come and do the work to meet their desired outcomes.
Christina has a long history of working with clients with issues related to substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Christina utitlizes a combination of Cognitive Theory, Attachment Theory, and Feminist theory to address the whole person, and better understand the systems they inhabit. Employing humor, frankness, and compassion she provides a safe, nonjudgmental place for clients to come and do the work to meet their desired outcomes.
(913) 871-9542 View (913) 871-9542
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Kevin Braga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
While I work with a wide array of mental health issues, my specific areas of expertise and interest include: Alcohol and Substance use; Personality Disorders; Depression and Anxiety; Psychedelic Integration and Psychoeducation; & LGBTQ+ community and specific issues relating to the LGBTQ+ experience, Grief and Loss, and Young Adult populations.
Maintaining a strong and trusting bond between client and therapist forms the cornerstone of effective therapy. In my practice, I strive to create a secure and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable discussing matters that might be challenging to address elsewhere. My expertise lies in assisting individuals grappling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and concerns about alcohol and substance use. Although my therapeutic approach is tailored to your individual goals, my training is rooted in Relational/Psycho-dynamic, Dialectical Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Enhancement Therapies.
While I work with a wide array of mental health issues, my specific areas of expertise and interest include: Alcohol and Substance use; Personality Disorders; Depression and Anxiety; Psychedelic Integration and Psychoeducation; & LGBTQ+ community and specific issues relating to the LGBTQ+ experience, Grief and Loss, and Young Adult populations.
Maintaining a strong and trusting bond between client and therapist forms the cornerstone of effective therapy. In my practice, I strive to create a secure and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable discussing matters that might be challenging to address elsewhere. My expertise lies in assisting individuals grappling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and concerns about alcohol and substance use. Although my therapeutic approach is tailored to your individual goals, my training is rooted in Relational/Psycho-dynamic, Dialectical Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Enhancement Therapies.
(929) 547-9881 View (929) 547-9881
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Lex Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10034  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with folks with stigmatized behaviors and identities, or who are otherwise mistreated and ignored in traditional mental health settings. My therapeutic approach is, above all else, strengths-based and person-centered. You are the expert in your own experience and what you need. If you're learning to safely unmask your neurodivergent self, exploring your gender identity or sexuality, examining your substance use, or navigating non-traditional relationship structures like ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, BDSM, or queerplatonic dynamics, I'd love to work with you!
I specialize in working with folks with stigmatized behaviors and identities, or who are otherwise mistreated and ignored in traditional mental health settings. My therapeutic approach is, above all else, strengths-based and person-centered. You are the expert in your own experience and what you need. If you're learning to safely unmask your neurodivergent self, exploring your gender identity or sexuality, examining your substance use, or navigating non-traditional relationship structures like ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, BDSM, or queerplatonic dynamics, I'd love to work with you!
(646) 759-0595 View (646) 759-0595
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Gerry Fontan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I have over ten years experience working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
Psychological health is much more than the absence of problems and mental illness. Even when things seem to be going well we may still feel that there is something missing and that our lives lack the happiness, purpose, and vitality that we desire. My approach begins with the identification of your values. This becomes the foundation of our work together. We then explore thoughts and feelings that get in the way of living a more meaningful and satisfying life and replace them with strategies that are more values consistent and effective in the pursuit of a more satisfying life.
I have over ten years experience working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
Psychological health is much more than the absence of problems and mental illness. Even when things seem to be going well we may still feel that there is something missing and that our lives lack the happiness, purpose, and vitality that we desire. My approach begins with the identification of your values. This becomes the foundation of our work together. We then explore thoughts and feelings that get in the way of living a more meaningful and satisfying life and replace them with strategies that are more values consistent and effective in the pursuit of a more satisfying life.
(347) 736-9537 View (347) 736-9537
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Corey Love
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Are you looking to improve your relationships with yourself and others? I use a non-confrontational style to guide you through the difficult process of change and growth. I provide a supportive - yet challenging - environment that highlights your personal strengths while leading you to a better future. I have extensive experience working with LGBT+ individuals and those with substance use concerns. I also have experience working with mental health providers who need clinical supervision.
Are you looking to improve your relationships with yourself and others? I use a non-confrontational style to guide you through the difficult process of change and growth. I provide a supportive - yet challenging - environment that highlights your personal strengths while leading you to a better future. I have extensive experience working with LGBT+ individuals and those with substance use concerns. I also have experience working with mental health providers who need clinical supervision.
(646) 760-7056 View (646) 760-7056
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Joseph Stephen Ruggiero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019
New group: I am currently forming a new group for gay and bisexual men who want to address their substance use issues and the way they connect to identity, sex, internalized homophobia, and other issues.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for about 25 years. I am very invested in the work I do and I believe my clients feel that from me. I work with people in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way. I am currently a candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. My practice is on the Upper West Side and I am treating people in person and via telehealth. I see people for assessments, in individual therapy as well as couples therapy. I also am beginning some groups (see below).
New group: I am currently forming a new group for gay and bisexual men who want to address their substance use issues and the way they connect to identity, sex, internalized homophobia, and other issues.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for about 25 years. I am very invested in the work I do and I believe my clients feel that from me. I work with people in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way. I am currently a candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. My practice is on the Upper West Side and I am treating people in person and via telehealth. I see people for assessments, in individual therapy as well as couples therapy. I also am beginning some groups (see below).
(917) 746-2100 View (917) 746-2100
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Victoria Gulino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
Coupled with my clinical skills, I offer empathy, support, and guidance to help my clients with all of life’s challenges, wounds, & problems. I empower my clients and help them develop coping skills. My therapy skills aim to increase self-awareness, enhance internal strength, and reduce stress, fear, and suffering. Together, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and answer questions such as, “What can I change?” How can I learn to accept things?” or “How do I want to move forward in this precious life?” I work with clients who are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/PTSD, and substance use.
Coupled with my clinical skills, I offer empathy, support, and guidance to help my clients with all of life’s challenges, wounds, & problems. I empower my clients and help them develop coping skills. My therapy skills aim to increase self-awareness, enhance internal strength, and reduce stress, fear, and suffering. Together, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and answer questions such as, “What can I change?” How can I learn to accept things?” or “How do I want to move forward in this precious life?” I work with clients who are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/PTSD, and substance use.
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
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Mary Elizabeth Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. I work with individuals from college age on who wish to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems and substance use.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. I work with individuals from college age on who wish to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems and substance use.
(917) 442-8671 View (917) 442-8671
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Gayna Havens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075
Postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithers Addiction Treatment Center - skills for helping people develop an understanding of how substance use affects their lives, and how to take action.
Deciding to seek help from a psychologist is an important step in the life of an individual or couple. I have years of experience providing a caring and safe, yet challenging environment where you can explore and achieve your goals. I'll help you capitalize on your strengths, and overcome your difficulties. We will discover what works best for you. It is always the client who defines success and the goals leading to it. Our work together will help you live a more fulfilled life.
Postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithers Addiction Treatment Center - skills for helping people develop an understanding of how substance use affects their lives, and how to take action.
Deciding to seek help from a psychologist is an important step in the life of an individual or couple. I have years of experience providing a caring and safe, yet challenging environment where you can explore and achieve your goals. I'll help you capitalize on your strengths, and overcome your difficulties. We will discover what works best for you. It is always the client who defines success and the goals leading to it. Our work together will help you live a more fulfilled life.
(646) 846-4819 View (646) 846-4819
Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.