Last updated: 4/29/2020

Mike Hinkley, PhD, MSW, LADC (203) 800-6159
Last Updated: 4/29/2020
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Licensed Alcohol and Drug Psychotherapist

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Abuse is Possible.  There are tools that can help us better understand how the Substance Use Disorders effect our families, social life, and minds.  I often work with clients who have long term strugles with their addictions.  Many who have come to me for help have had longterm challenges to staying sober with relapse after relapse.  I am an advocate and patient addiction professional willing to weather the storms of addiction with you.  You can be sober one day at a time, with a spiritual center, and a foundation of hope.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Depression Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Dissociative Disorders Interpersonal Relationships Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Self Abuse Sexual Disorders
Office and Contact Information
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Positive Choices Therapy, LLC
11 Woodland Road
Suite 2, First Floor
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 800-6159

Contact: Dr Mike Hinkley

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 29


Credentials and Certifications:
Certificate of Intensive Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Enneagram Teacher
Certified in Addiction Studies
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified in Couples Counseling
Certified in Family Therapy
Certified in Group Psychotherapy
Certified Spiritual Counselor
Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC)
Postgraduate Certificate Trauma Treatment
QPRT - Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Training in British Object Relations Theory & Therapy

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

AETNA (Open Choice) CIGNA HealthCare
AETNA Health CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) United Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Century Preferred)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
AIDS/HIV+ Caregivers Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Polyamorous Suicidal Transgender
Entertainment Industry Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Spiritual Counseling
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Case Management Coaching Discernment Counseling Integrative Medicine Outreach Pastoral Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Group Individual
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Multi-cultural experience:
Irish Italian
African-American Asian Hispanic
Professional Associations

Relapse Prevention
This group seeks to be a support to those who are in need of support in their recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Group Focus: Addictions - Alcohol
Addictions - Other Drugs
Interpersonal Relationships
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Positive Choices Therapy, LLC
11 Woodland Road
Suite 2, First Floor
Madison, CT 06443
Phone: (203) 800-6159
Meeting Time: From 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Tuesday, Thursday