Alcohol | Opioids | Cocaine | Cannabis | Sedatives
Personalized Treatment for Executives and Professionals
Want to cut back on your drinking or stop completely?
Want to overcome your addiction to opioids, cocaine, or other drugs?
Our Unique Approach
Our telehealth services are readily accessible from your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer day, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule and avoid disruption to your work and home life. Video sessions are scheduled at times convenient for you. Because our NY and NJ offices are currently closed in New York and New Jersey, all of our professional services are delivered online using a secure video conferencing platform.
Unlike standard one-size-fits-all programs, we offer individually-tailored treatment to meet each client’s personal needs. Treatment options include individual sessions, executive support groups, couples/family therapy, access to medication, digital tools to track and reinforce your progress, and special services for adolescents and families. We will work together with you to craft a treatment plan that makes sense and optimizes your chances of success. And, we will support and guide you every step of the way to help you achieve your personal goals.
We use evidence-based treatment methods supported by decades of scientific research. Our approach incorporates best clinical practices available in the addiction field today, some originally developed by Dr. Arnold Washton, a widely-recognized addiction psychologist, researcher, and book author.
Moderation and abstinence
Concerned that you’re drinking too much, but don’t want to stop drinking completely? A professionally-guided attempt at moderate drinking is often the best way to find out whether moderation is a realistic goal for you or if abstinence is a better choice. Our research-tested program will give you the tools and strategies to change your drinking habits– including what, where, when, with whom, and how much you drink– to help you take back control of your drinking and avoid negative consequences. We will also help you stop drinking completely if you decide to pursue that goal.
Digital tracking tools
Smartphone apps and bluetooth breathalyzers can help you keep track of your alcohol consumption and make smarter decisions when drinking. These digital tools allow you to maintain an ongoing record of your alcohol consumption and give you real-time feedback about your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This information can help you acquire a more objective view of your alcohol consumption, boost your motivation to stay the course, and let you know when it’s time to slow down or stop drinking to avoid problems.
Access to Medication
Medication is not for everyone nor is it a “magic bullet cure” for drinking or drug problems. For some people, however, research-proven medications can help to increase success rates in overcoming alcohol/drug problems, especially when combined with supportive therapy. Naltrexone, for example, can help to reduce alcohol cravings and the compulsion to overdrink thereby making it easier to either drink moderately or quit. Suboxone, a highly effective medication for treating opioid addiction, can help to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, eliminate cravings, and prevent relapse. To insure that our patients have access to medication, when needed, we work closely with board-certified addiction psychiatrists who can prescribe and monitor treatment with the most effective medications.
Help for Adolescents, Young Adults, and Parents
Address Underlying Issues
In addition to social situations and current factors such as job, relationship, and social situations that may cause you to abuse substances, there are often underlying psychological and emotional issues that drive the development of serious alcohol/drug problems. When these issues are not properly identified and addressed, the potential for relapse remains unnecessarily high. We provide therapy that can help you cope more effectively with current situations, but also to work through underlying that drive you to self-medicate with alcohol/drugs.
We are a specialized private practice
We provide personalized treatment for substance and other behavioral health problems customized to fit the needs of executives, professionals, and their families. As addiction psychologists, we provide fully integrated treatment for both substance abuse and related mental health problems. Our practical evidence-based approach is ideal for people who feel that standard AA-based treatment programs are not a good fit for them. All treatment is provided directly by Dr. Arnold Washton and Dr. Lori Washton, both seasoned psychologists with many decades of clinical experience.
New Solutions for Alcohol and Drug Problems
- Delivered by expert addiction psychologists
- Customized for each person
- Harm reduction approach
- Individual sessions
- Online support groups
- Digital tools to track and reinforce your progress
- Integrated treatment for mental health problems
- Psychotherapy for underlying issues
- Medication to reduce cravings and prevent relapse
- Treatment for adolescents and families
Addiction and Clinical Psychologists
Dr. Arnold Washton, a widely known addiction psychologist, researcher, and book author has dedicated his professional career to developing flexible individualized approaches to treating substance abuse and related mental health problems. He has directed addiction treatment programs in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and has served as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He has also served as substance abuse advisor to the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy, the US Food and Drug Administration, special committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, the NYC Mayor’s Office, professional sports teams, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the New York State Senate. A prolific writer, he has published over 50 articles in scientific journals and nine books on addiction and its treatment.
Dr. Loraine Washton is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of substance abuse and other mental health problems in both adults and adolescents. In addition to private practice, Dr. Washton has directed treatment programs in mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals. Her therapeutic approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral, stress management, emotional regulation, and psychodynamic techniques for treating mood, anxiety, substance use, obsessive compulsive, post-traumatic stress, and personality disorders, as well relationship and self-esteem issues. She is highly skilled at engaging reluctant adolescents and young adults into a respectful, productive dialogue that helps them sort out what they truly want and then develop a plan to help them work toward realistic self-selected goals.
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Substance Abuse Treatment for Executives and Professionals
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Learn how to moderate your drinking or stop completely with the help of research-proven behavioral tools and optional medication. Set your own personal drinking goal and we’ll help you achieve it.
Opioids & Other Drugs
Get the help you need to break free of your addiction, take back your life, and prevent relapse. We offer individual sessions and online support groups to enhance and maintain your progress.
As psychologists, we address a broad range of mental health issues often intertwined with substance abuse such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Adolescents & Families
We work with teenagers and young adults having problems with alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs, and provide therapeutic guidance to family members and significant others.