WCC Founders & Mission
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.
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.