6/2020 — Testimonial from Lennie (Currently five years in recovery):

"By the time I called Waterstone in 2015 I was hopeless and frustrated with over 12 years of failed cookie-cutter, and factory style addiction treatment in CT.  I would later come to realize that I didn't fail in recovery for all of those years - the medical & treatment system failed me because in Sept of 2015 I reached out to a place called Center for Compassionate Recovery, now known as Waterstone Counseling Center, and spoke with a Dr. Bono.  They weren't open yet, but Dr. Bono called me every single week (sometimes twice) just to check in until WCC opened the Madison office to accept Clients - he got me in on day one.  It was a truly memorable experience; this Doctor actually reached out to me with his personal line, simply to check in on me every week to ensure I was safe - it reminded me that I am a human being and deserve nothing less than that.  4 years and 8 months later I am still happy, still sober and loving life.

The way this treatment center goes is as follows: first they treat you like a human and accept you exactly as you are.  Next, they collect information like any place only it feels safe when they do, and if you struggle with addiction they help you stabilize that first and then help you to explore other mental health challenges while providing support the entire way.  Its the only treatment center where the therapist will give you their personal cell number to call them if there's an emergency or when you need support.

All of the staff and Doctors are awesome including Alison, Faith and PAM who is so helpful and always happy. Medical staff has been great: Dr. A and Amanda. Therapy with Dr. Bono changed my life and my current therapist Hunter is caring, smart and supported me through many challenges.  If more places adopted this model, more people would be willing to get help, there would be less overdoses and more people could escape addiction."
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We seek to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, compassion, and reliability with each client we care for in our treatment program. Each person is presented with unique challenges and life stories. We are motivated to meet each client exactly where they are and grant them the respect and dignity they deserve.

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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.

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