Addiction Counseling, Therapy in Bensalem, PA—Counselors and Therapists

Addiction Counseling, Therapy in Bensalem, PA—Bucks Counselors and Therapists

Addiction is a mental illness, characterized by the inability to stop using the desired substance if or when an individual wants to. In other words, these people can’t control their urge to drink, use, gamble, shop—depending on the substance or behavior. They long for fulfillment, of which they can only obtain from that substance or behavior. The comfort, satisfaction, and relief it brings them is impossible to pass up.

“Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data.”

–Kevin McCormick

Fortunately, there is help and treatment for those suffering with an addiction, be it to alcohol, another substance, or to an activity. In any case, a counselor or psychologist can help you to manage your symptoms and succeed in your fight against your addiction. The mission at Thriveworks is to help people live happier, healthier lives—we want to help you do that by helping you with your illness. If you think you need or could benefit from addiction counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County. We’re ready when you are.

What Is Addiction? Am I Addicted?

Addiction is dependence on a particular substance, thing, or activity. Be it alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, shopping, the internet. Whatever the addiction is rooted in, it can cause physical, emotional, and/or behavioral changes. Keep an eye out for the following:

  1. Physical effects:Physical effects include weight loss, malnourishment, pale skin, bad body odor, and hyperactivity.
  2. Emotional effects:Addiction can lead to irritability, blame, denial, and a loss of interest in one’s favorite activities.
  3. Behavioral effects:It can also affect one’s behavior and cause one to isolate him or herself, lie to loved ones, spend a significant amount of money, and fail at work or school

Are you experiencing any of these effects as a result of substance use or a particular activity? If so, consider working with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks. They can assess your symptoms and come up with a plan for helping you manage your addiction. Most importantly, they can lead you on a path toward becoming a happier, healthier, and more successful you.

How Does Addiction Counseling Work?

The signs are there. The beginning of your therapy journey will involve talking about your addiction, including the symptoms and effects that you are experiencing. In addition to the effects mentioned above, those with an addiction often…

  • Plan to change their problematic behaviors, but fail to do so on their own
  • Have failed responsibilities such as at work, at school, or at home
  • Struggle in their personal and social lives

The first step in getting help is recognizing and admitting that you need help. Once you do that, you can actually seek treatment, and begin discussing your present and what you envision for your future with your counselor. If you’re feeling unsure about this whole addiction counseling thing, know that counseling is proven to help those with addiction.

How Can Addiction Counseling Help Prevent Relapse?

Addiction is often a battle you must fight for the rest of your life, as it is possible to relapse in any given moment. Fortunately, counseling can help to prevent relapse—your counselor is equipped to assist you in managing triggers of relapse include:

  • Stress
  • Peer pressure
  • Social engagement

These factors can play into that strong urge to use or engage in a certain activity again. If you’re worried that you might struggle to avoid triggers of the like, remember that a counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem can help. They will customize a treatment plan that will best help you.

Meet with an Addiction Counselor, Psychologist at Thriveworks Bensalem

If you’re struggling with an addiction—to alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, smoking cigarettes, eating fast food, etc.—reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County. Our providers are ready to use their expertise, training, and experience to help you manage your addiction and live a better life than before.

To book an appointment, all you have to do is give us a call. A scheduling specialist will ask for some basic information and then set you up with a counselor who can help your unique situation. Remember: if you’re ready to start this journey, so are we. We look forward to it.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 12 5 1 12 reviews. See all reviews
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Counseling

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Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
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Excellent

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Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
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Compassionate and Wise Counsel

★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
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Jamie Coonan

★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
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Over 35 years ive known frank

★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
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Frank

★★★★★
I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
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Talk Therapy that helps

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I found Frank during a tough time in my life. I was dealing with some pretty heavy issues related to family and career and suffering from depression and severe anxiety. Frank listened and had a way of making me see things in a different (more positive) light. It's clear he cares deeply about others and genuinely wants to lessen their suffering. I highly recommend Frank as a counselor. His empathy and skills made him more than qualified to assist in my journey to wellness. Frank: thank you for all that you do. You have made my life less dark, and for that I am grateful.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Having been privileged to work with Frank as a colleague I have seen his compassion and care first-hand. Frank is not only a skilled clinician, but genuinely cares. Frank works with individuals at their own pace while challenging them to realize their full potential.
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Frank is a True asset

★★★★★
Have been a colleague of Franks for a couple of years now. What I've seen over the past couple of years is an individual who is constantly striving to be the best he can be, at every task he takes on. When it comes to his clinical skills, Frank has been someone I could always turn to for direction and knowledge if the need ever arose, he's definitely a team player. He always has the clients best interest heart and has a warm sense of ease about him. For those who might be looking for assistance in exploring current struggles, I would highly recommend Frank Yaeger.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
I first worked with Frank as a client. He was my personal trainer. He not only expanded my understanding and knowledge of physical health, but also gave me the confidence I need to far exceed my initial goals. As the role of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) I had invited Frank to be part of a three-person panel which included two Ph. D’s speaking on the topic of estrangement. The event went extremely well, and Frank’s contributions were very insightful, informative, and offered tangible methods to address estranged love ones. I highly recommend Frank as a therapist. He will provide unwavering empathy, ‘meet you where you are’ and provide the necessary interventions and compassion to have breakthroughs along your therapeutic journey
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Recommendation for Francis Yaeger

★★★★★
I am pleased to recommend my personal friend, Francis Yaeger, as an excellent counselor at Thriveworks, Bensalem. I have known Francis Yaeger (Frank) for over 40 years having been close friends with his sister most of my life and can honestly say he is singularly qualified and committed to helping others deal with intrapersonal issues. Frank has the unique ability to see things from an objective, fact based viewpoint and the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at helping patients to look at things in a different way, enabling them to resolve difficult issues by helping them see things from a broader perspective. Frank has years of experience working with family relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction and more. He is a kind and caring person with a strong desire to help others. He interacts well with all ages. If you’re looking for a counselor who is objective, compassionate, and effective; Frank will be an asset to your health care needs.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Frank is always striving to be a better version of himself. He has a level of passion for life and learning that I've rarely seen in others. He works on a holistic approach to life from every angle; whether for himself or with suggestions to others. His interactions make you feel both that he knows where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go, all the while making you feel heard and supported. I feel that he would make anyone a great therapist!
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