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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Amherst can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Alcohol addiction counseling work?

Alcohol addiction counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing alcohol addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Alcohol addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Alcohol addiction counseling from our therapists in Amherst, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Alcohol addiction counseling last?

The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Amherst, MA depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their addiction as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Amherst, MA—Alcohol Use Disorder and Addiction Counseling

Counseling for AUD and addiction can help many people battling addiction. If you think you might be in danger of becoming addicted to a substance, reach out to Thriveworks Amherst to work with an addiction counselor. We have counselors and therapists on staff who can help you to manage this problem. You don’t have to go it alone—if you think you could benefit from professional help, give us a call at (413) 634-4805.

Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

When it comes to alcohol abuse, many don’t realize they have a problem. And if they do, they have a hard time admitting that they need help. These individuals crave the substance, they struggle to control how much they use, and they continue to use even when it negatively impacts their life. Additionally, those struggling with alcohol abuse often…

  • Spend more time drinking alcohol than they intended on
  • Spend less time engaging in their favorite hobbies and activities
  • Spend the majority of their time drinking and reeling from the effects
  • Want to spend less time drinking or stop drinking altogether, but have failed
  • Experience harmful effects from drinking such as:
    • Sadness
    • Insomnia
    • Nausea
  • Have missed work, school, or failed other responsibilities due to their alcohol consumption

What Can I Expect from Counseling for Alcohol Use Disorder?

Counseling for AUD and addiction is highly effective. This often involves talking about potential causes of your disorder, learning skills for managing your impulses, and overall developing healthier behaviors that support an overall healthy life. Now, that being said, your experience in counseling will depend heavily on your specific symptoms, your goals for treatment, and other information related to your unique case.

The first step in managing your addiction is admitting you need help and reaching out to a counselor. They will analyze your presenting symptoms, talk with you about your experience thus far with your disorder, and work with you to map out the best plan for recovery.

Schedule an Alcohol Use Disorder Counseling Session at Thriveworks Amherst

Fortunately, there is effective treatment for alcohol use disorder in the form of counseling. If you are struggling with an alcohol abuse problem, reach out to Thriveworks Amherst. The providers at Thriveworks are skilled, caring professionals who are eager to help you on your mental health journey. To schedule an appointment, all you have to do is give us a call at 413-634-4805. We’re ready when you are—we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amherst is located in the same building as Yoga Center Amherst and Mexcalito Taco Bar. We are right by the intersection of Kellogg Ave and Boltwood Walk, and nearby is the intersection of Kellogg Ave and N Pleasant Street. Near this intersection is Build Yoga and Wellness, The Halal Cart, Richard’s Coin Exchange, and a US Post Office.

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(413) 340-5164

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