1435 Chapel Street, 1st floor New Haven, CT 06511


Karen’s own life experiences have provided her with a greater ability and understanding of demonstrating unconditional positive regard, as she works passionately in her ministry of treating, educating and encouraging you to break free from the chains of addiction and prosper into a healthy fulfilling life. She has helped people become more successful in all areas of life; to identify and/or surpass their goals, overcome obstacles, meet challenges and feel more alive. Karen work with individuals to support addiction recovery, changing negative habits, improving relationships and overcoming life challenges.

Karen is an Licensed Drug and Alcohol Clinician with 10 years of experience in the substance abuse field specializing in working with individuals suffering with addiction, depression, anxiety, and legal issues.


Isaiah Dockett – LADC

“One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.”

While addiction, trauma, anger, and anxiety are all part of the human experience, there is hope to move forward and become fulfilled again. I would like to help you overcome your struggles, reclaim life and regain joy by finding purpose in your day-to-day life.

I am here to collaborate with you and help take action towards your goals, on your terms. Whether it is mental health counseling, addiction counselling, or life coaching, I would like to assist you in achieving the solutions and quality of life you are looking for.

I have diverse experience in working with individuals and families towards healing and finding the silver lining of discouraging life situations. As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), I specialize in helping those impacted by addiction. I have also been successful in supporting people with difficulties outside of addiction. I would love to meet you wherever you are on your journey and reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Debra Cannon

Debra Cannon – LADC

I earned her master’s in Human Services and Addiction Counseling at Liberty University. From there she obtained her LADC and has been a practicing clinician since. I have years of experience providing clinical services to adults and adolescents throughout Connecticut. I am also a Clinically Certified Supervisor and have managed clinical caseloads as well as provided supervision of staff providing case management along with residential programing. I have experience working with mental health and addiction needs and working with individuals dealing with mental illness within the department of corrections. I also have experience working with gambling addictions, providing services to clients and family members while also providing awareness and understanding about problem gambling.

Richard Austin

Richard Austin – LADC

I started substance abuse counseling in 1991, and I have worked in various settings to gain experience in this field in order to enhance my skills. I have experience running groups, individual counseling sessions, intakes and assessments, and medication management compliance. I started out working at the APT foundation for 10 years, when I then became a coordinator of First Step Detox working with clients looking to detox from mood altering substances. From there I worked in other substance use treatment settings, and have gained a specialty in treating the severely ill and elderly with substance use disorder.

Eni Smith M.D. M.P.H

Eni Smith M.D. M.P.H. is an addiction medicine, behavioral medicine and preventive medicine physician with a passion for bridging conventional medicine with holistic and complementary care. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Princeton University. She received her degree with honors and focused on a variety of neurobiological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She completed her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and went on to pursue a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University. She began her internship training in pediatrics before transitioning to residency training in preventive medicine. She completed her medical education by pursuing a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Smith is well versed in treating substance use disorders, behavioral disorders and behavioral addictions in pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. She believes in a patient centered approach to care and keeps abreast of the latest innovations and most novel therapeutics available in her field. She believes in treating the whole patient on a biological, psychological and spiritual level and considers medicine to be not just a career but a calling.

Imani Knight

Imani Knight – Caseworker/Administrator

I am currently a case manager for Prosperity Counseling, I provide housing resources such as security deposit assistance and assistance with applying for housing. I also run a financial education group that provides financial literacy, and works on resumes, interview techniques, and other financial empowerment objectives. I am currently enrolled in school for a masters degree in hopes of obtaining my LADC, and I will be obtaining my CAC shortly. I decided to get into the field of mental health and addiction, because I wanted to make a difference in a otherwise grey area of counseling. I love the work that I do and working with all the diverse clients, I enjoy providing clients with a sense of financial stability, and educating them on things that they are not aware of. I also provide resources for families in need including household items, kitchen appliances, and more.

Justine DiMaria

Justine DiMaria, MS, LADC

I specialize in addiction services and internal motivation. I have 8 years of personal and professional experience in the field of addiction services. Utilizing cognitive behavioral changes and person centered treatment to give each individual the personalized treatment experience. Motivation and change are internal and endless, I strive to provide an experience that will help create the person that comes from within to obtain overall self-motivation, independence and happiness.

Tracey Otero

Tracey Otero, LADC, MS, MPA

I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, specializing in co-occurring mental health disorders, with over 10 years of educational and clinical experience. My work targets ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs by helping individuals find purpose and fulfillment by exploring their motivations in life. To ensure the best care, I am committed to creating effective treatment plans in working with individuals and their families. I am passionate and devoted to helping anyone struggling to cope with a substance use disorder by navigating their feelings and beginning a journey to recovery.