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1,412 people sought addiction counseling help in Maryland in the last year

Discover how starting addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Bethesda, MD can help people manage their urges to use the substance or engage in the activity they’re addicted to. 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 whose addiction may stem from issues like trauma.

How does addiction counseling work?

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

Is addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does addiction counseling last?

The length of addiction counseling depends on the individual’s needs, the extent and severity of their addiction, and the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Addiction Counseling in Bethesda, MD—Addiction Counselors and Therapists

An addiction counselor can help people suffering with an addiction, be it alcohol, another substance, or a specific activity. Their job is to help people manage their symptoms, understand how the substance or activity is harmful, and learn to live a healthy, successful life again. Often, working with a counselor is often one someone needs to manage their addiction and live better.

If you are struggling with an addiction, consider working with an addiction counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda. Our counselors have experience working with individuals fighting addiction, and they want to help you too. The ultimate mission at Thriveworks is to help people live happier, healthier, more successful lives. We want to step in and make a meaningful difference. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, or you want to hear more about our services, call Thriveworks Bethesda at (240) 513-3093.

Identifying Addictive Behavior

Addiction is dependence—on a substance or activity, be it alcohol, tobacco, food, shopping, gambling, surfing the internet, etc. Whatever the addiction is, it can have serious physical, emotional, and behavioral effects. For example, if you’re trying to identify addictive behavior, keep an eye out for the following:

  1. Physical effects of addiction: Potential physical effects of addition include severe weight loss or malnourishment, pale skin, unpleasant odor, and hyperactivity.
  2. Emotional effects of addiction: Potential emotional effects of addiction include irritability, mood swings, denial, blame, and loss of interest in day-to-day activities and responsibilities.
  3. Behavioral effects of addiction: Potential behavioral effects of addiction include isolation, lying to friends and family, irresponsible spending of money, and failing to fulfill duties at work or school.

What Can I Expect from Addiction Counseling?

Your journey in addiction counseling will involve talking about your addiction, including but not limited to the symptoms you are experiencing and the negative effect your addiction has on your life.

If you’ve recognized that you might have a problem, reach out for help. You don’t have to do this alone. An addiction counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda can provide you with the guidance and support that you need. If you feel nervous or unsure about seeking treatment, rest assured that counseling is proven to help people who have an addiction. Additionally, counseling helps people who are in recovery to avoid relapse. Your Thriveworks Bethesda Counselor possesses the tools and experience to help you manage triggers of relapse, which might include stress, social engagement, and peer pressure.

Schedule Addiction Counseling at Thriveworks Bethesda

If you are struggling to control an addiction, be it to alcohol, another substance, gambling, spending money, eating fast food, or something else entirely, Thriveworks Bethesda can help. Our addiction counselors are equipped with what they need to help you find success: mandatory training, impressive skills, and experience aplenty.

To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at (240) 513-3093. We’ll get you scheduled right away with one of our providers at your earliest convenience. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of appointments, including evenings and weekends.

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Bethesda
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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