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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