Sarah Allen Benton

About Author

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, is the author of the book, Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic, and has been featured frequently in the media, including The New York Times, and has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “The Today Show”, “The CBS Early Show”, NPR and is a blogger for

A Licensed Mental Health Counselor and co-owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC, Sarah is the director of clinical services at Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment in North Haven, CT, and clinical consultant for The Strathmore House transitional sober living for men in Boston, MA.

She worked previously as an outpatient therapist specializing in addiction treatment at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT, Turnbridge young adult male addiction treatment in New Haven, CT, and at McLean Hospital at McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA. Sarah approaches addiction from the position of a counselor with lived experience, having been in long-term recovery from alcoholism since February 2004. You can find her book at Amazon or visit