Welcome To Waterstone Counseling Centers

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Message From The Founders

In 2015, three health professionals, including a psychologist and two physicians, came together joined by a common goal; to make a positive impact on the devastation of the opioid epidemic. Though driven by different backgrounds, motivations and skill sets, the commonality that binds is a desire to provide  the highest quality of patient care based on a foundation of best addiction treatment practices, accepting all insurances and the goal of saving lives from the destruction and fatality associated with this epidemic. Dr. Marc Bono is a Clinical Psychologist who has devoted his career to treating addiction and mental illness. Dr. Richard Goulding is a Physician with a background in emergency medicine where he witnessed lives being lost to opiate overdoses on a regular basis and wanted to be part of the solution. Dr. Thomas Abbenante is also a Physician who was one of the earliest adopters of MAT working in a program providing Suboxone treatment to persons struggling with opiate addiction. Each partner has a strong inherent desire to work with persons in recovery and to provide the highest quality of care to any that asked for help. The Waterstone Counseling model and philosophy offers outpatient treatment that is highly individualized, collaborative, accessible, compassionate, flexible, and comprehensive. Our results speak for themselves and motivate us to continue providing what we believe to be, the best outpatient program for addiction treatment in Connecticut.

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Service Region

Waterstone Counseling Centers serve New London, New Haven and Middlesex Counties, Connecticut. The medication component of our MAT program requires a regional service area, however, our unique Integrated Psychotherapy services are available to a non-local community through telehealth solutions and our interactive education platform.
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We Can Help


HELP Is On The Way

We are unique in our capacity to develop individualized substance use therapy that combines proven cutting-edge medicine with professional, compassionate psychotherapy in a welcoming environment. We are employing telemedicine for safety during the COVID-19 crisis.



Medication-assisted addiction therapy (MAT) strategies have been demonstrated to be more effective than therapy-alone and medication-alone strategies to treat addiction by a growing body of empirical evidence. Our approach is evidence-based and  highly flexible for custom tailored care.


LONG-TERM  Outcomes

Our highly personalized MAT program is designed to tailor the best treatment option in a healing environment that is conducive to providing our clients long term success. Our emphasis on whole-person healing is reflected in our home-like environments and  staff-client relations.



It is our philosophy that every individual is unique and has unique challenges. Our clinicians and counselors believe firmly in what they do, but mostly they believe that our programs work. We do not simply deploy clinical protocols to our clients, we provide individualized caring solutions.