About Family Addiction Specialist

Meet Lin & Aaron


Family Addiction Specialist is a boutique concierge practice in New York, New York where high-net-worth clients and their families struggling with substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, depression, anxiety, insomnia, complex family dynamics and conflicts, and other emotional and life issues receive impeccable support and guidance.

Family Addiction Specialist was pioneered by Lin Sternlicht, LMHC, MA, EdM and Aaron Sternlicht, LMHC, MS, CASAC who combine their distinct experience in different treatment modalities and treatment settings to serve a limited number of select clients, ensuring delivery of the most personal, effective, and comprehensive service.

Family Addiction Specialist is a full-service firm focusing on personalized therapeutic treatments and services as well as a medical treatment by renowned and trusted psychiatrists when necessary. When clients are in need of detoxification and/or rehabilitation, we can make the necessary referrals for private treatment facilities that value quality of care, individualized treatment, and confidentiality. In addition to recovery coaching, individual therapy, family sessions, and crisis relief, the team at Family Addiction Specialist provide discreet and professional sober companionship to ensure clients’ and their loved ones’ safety during the recovery process and beyond.

In addition to incorporating evidence-based therapeutic approaches into their practice, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, the team at Family Addiction Specialist also emphasizes a holistic approach to healing. Special emphasis is placed on nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditation, mindfulness, and one’s overall lifestyle and self-care routines in order to improve one’s mind, body, spirit, and general well-being. Neurolinguistic programming and hypnotherapy are also incorporated when deemed to be appropriate and beneficial to decrease self-destructive habits, negative thought patterns, and negative self-talk, which ultimately prevent people from reaching their fullest potential.

All services at Family Addiction Specialist are customized to meet the unique needs of each individual client and their family. As such, there are not a preprogrammed set of approaches, but rather a tailored treatment plan is created for each individual client and their family incorporating tried and tested methods and therapies. The team is well versed and educated in a variety of treatment options such as Medication Assisted Treatment and the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. The team will get to know you and your family well, build trust, determine goals, and create a personalized plan for healing and transformation. Though recovery and healing do not occur overnight, they can be attained faster when appropriate strategies are applied with proper guidance and support. Family Addiction Specialist goes above and beyond in everything that they do to support each client and allow them to achieve and sustain recovery. 

Everything done at Family Addiction Specialist is done with great detail in order to provide the highest quality of care and the best possible service. In addition to client safety and successful outcomes, confidentiality is of the utmost importance to the firm and our clients. Family Addiction Specialist regularly services high-net-worth individuals, such as executives, professional athletes, and celebrities, who desire to remain private. When working with Family Addiction Specialist you are guaranteed 100% confidentiality and privacy.  They can make that promise because they only work with self-pay clients, ensuring your privacy because they don’t have to report to third parties. In addition, appointments are offered in the comfort of your own home or at an undisclosed private location in New York City for those who need and value the highest level of discretion.

To learn more about their services, call or e-mail Family Addiction Specialist to schedule a phone consultation.




Words from our patients

  • Lin slowly helped me transition to eating more food during the day which helped me to not binge at night, and also helped me realize that I am not powerless over food.

    Verified Patient
  • I have the chance to go beyond the regular psychoanalysis of my childhood and divorce pain and get into the “present” moment with how I want to move forward with my life.

    Verified Patient
  • Lin is compassionate, attentive, informative and very engaging. Lin took the time to ask important questions and provided thoughtful feedback and suggestions.

    Verified Patient
  • Lin and Aaron ... were able to supply me with the tools I needed to begin living a healthy and sober lifestyle.

    Verified Patient
  • I appreciated the focus towards healing, self-improvement, and goal setting for living “my best life”.

    Verified Patient