CiRNY Consultations

Consultation Services for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in New York, Tri-State Area

CiRNY ConsultationsThe decision to seek a consultation for treatment for addiction and mental health re-stabilization, although incredibly courageous, can also prove daunting at best, and can feel like unchartered foreign territory.


Once the decision has been made to seek treatment, it is absolutely normal and expected that any number of unexpected concerns or ambiguities will suddenly present themselves. We, at Connections in Recovery New York, understand how challenging it can be to find the best-fit treatment for you or a loved one struggling with addiction. We are keenly aware of this because CiRNY was co-founded by professionals who are, themselves, in recovery (thus, experienced the process firsthand).


At CiRNY, we take the guesswork out and navigate and help you, every step of the way. Our mission is to help connect families and individuals struggling with addiction and mental health disorders with the best providers, professionals, recovery companions, and treatment resources to support long-term positive recovery outcomes. As an objective third-party, we not only offer a legitimate viewpoint of treatment facilities, providers, doctors and clinicians, but one that has been personally vetted without any potentially compromising agenda. Because we constantly tour and research treatment facilities, residential & outpatient programs, and personally interview individual professional providers, our recommendations are current and state-of-the-art in terms of clinicians, services and programming–not based upon either personal relationships or dated reputation.


Our consultation services help you or a loved one with planning the next steps toward stabilizing your life. We offer a complimentary consultation call to answer questions and help you determine if our services are a good fit for you.


Our service is a three-step process:

  1. Comprehensive assessment of your needs and goals
  2. Extensive research of available treatment options
  3. Recommendations for a plan of action


Some examples of issues which clients can typically struggle with include:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral/Process Addictions
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Bipolarity
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-Deficit & Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Impulsive Control
  • Stress
  • Pain Management


When we receive a call for help, there is usually only a small window of opportunity. Our nationwide, and global, network of addiction and mental health consulting services allows CiRNY to respond quickly to the client in crisis.




For more than five years, Connections in Recovery has been a vital resource servicing the recovery and mental health community across the country, helping over 1500 clients and families.


CiR New York is run by Co-Founder Lauren Arborio (CADC Level II), a substance abuse counselor with UCLA training that has worked in the addiction field for more than 10 years, and Co-Founder Patty Baret, a Certified Arise Interventionist, who has 31 years in continuous sobriety and has helped hundreds of chemically dependent individuals enter recovery. Also on staff is Director Dr. Allyson Cole, Psy.D., who is a New York-based Licensed Psychologist, the Co-Founder of Family Guiding, and originator of the C.R.E.A.T.E. Outcomes™ Model. Over the past 16+ years, Dr. Cole has worked with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with emotional dysregulation, behavioral problems, difficult relational dynamics, and substance abuse problems, by helping them reach their goals by equipping them to overcome life’s roadblocks.


Together, Arborio, Baret, and Dr. Cole (Meet the Team) combine their professional credentials and years of expertise. Because of the overwhelming and important questions often associated with seeking and then securing the best individualized treatment, the three recognized, and designed, a comprehensive case management strategy to personally guide and facilitate all the footwork necessary to manage the entire recovery process.



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(347) 738-17881, (800) 962-7611


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