Bethlehem Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks Lehigh Valley

Mental health professionals possess a wide skillset, which allows them to help their clients with a wide array of challenges. For instance, a client might present anxious thoughts that make focusing at work feel completely impossible; in this case, the counselor can help the individual to understand the source of their anxiety and intervene with healthier thoughts. In another instance, a client might come to therapy in search of healing after her marriage of 5 years came crashing down; in this case, a counselor can help her to understand what happened to her relationship and determine steps for building a happy, healthy life again.

The gist is this: counselors help their clients to better understand the challenge they face and an effective solution for overcoming said challenge. This framework proves effective in many cases, including in addiction counseling. The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Bethlehem who specialize in addiction counseling aim to assist their clients in understanding their problematic habits, identifying healthier behaviors, and ultimately learning to manage their addiction in their day-to-day. They’ll utilize their special skills and their extensive training to help you live better.

Do I Need Substance Abuse Counseling?

Often, those who struggle with substance abuse don’t think they have a problem—or, they’re scared to admit they might have a problem. But in all reality, their habits are causing them serious distress and changing life as they know it: they’re calling out sick on Mondays, they’re spending less and less time with family, and they’re missing out on important milestones of adulthood. In addition to failing their responsibilities and missing out on important social as well as occupational activities due to their substance use, these individuals…

  • Are constantly craving the substance
  • Spend a significant amount of time using and recovering from the effects
  • Have tried to cut back on their consumption but haven’t succeeded
  • Continue to use even when it causes them distress
  • Use the substance even when it poses a serious danger to their health or wellbeing
  • Have to use more and more of the substance to achieve desired effects
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms when they aren’t using

Do any of these symptoms above hit close to home? The professionals at Thriveworks Bethlehem want to help you manage these symptoms and adopt healthier habits. If you think that you could benefit from substance abuse counseling, help is available today.

How Does Substance Abuse Counseling Work?

Fortunately, if you’re struggling with addiction, there is effective treatment available: addiction counseling. This approach to treatment has proven effective for many, as the therapy journey is tailored to each individual and their unique situation. That said, there are some common threads in addiction counseling. For example, the counselor will focus on teaching their client helpful skills for managing their addiction. Additionally, they can help their client to identify where their substance abuse stems from (say, they started drinking after a bad breakup or they use to deal with their social anxiety).

Addiction counselors are dedicated to helping their clients heal—which is why their guidance extends past the therapy room. They’ll introduce their clients to helpful resources such as:

  1. Recovery support groups
  2. Crisis services
  3. Health and wellness classes

The first step in managing your addiction is booking an appointment with a mental health professional. After they evaluate your specific symptoms, understand your challenge(s) and therapy goals, they’ll be able to design your counseling sessions around what will prove most helpful to you.

Schedule an Addiction Counseling Session Today

Are you in need of addiction counseling? Are you worried about some unhealthy habits that could be or become more serious? The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Bethlehem want to help. And they know just what it takes to create a successful treatment plan. Again, these professionals will assess your exact situation and then design each session around what you need, as well as what you identify as your counseling goals.

If you’re ready to schedule a session for addiction counseling, we’re ready too. Just give us a call at 484-241-2848, and one of our scheduling experts will get you booked. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

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Unlocking my potential

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Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
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Christiana is amazing!

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I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
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Stress & Anxiety

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Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
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Camille Mackey

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I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
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Christiana

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Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
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Christiana

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Christiana is calm and patient and she is a great listener. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable!
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Counselor

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I have known Brandon Ballantyne for many years. He is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. He certainly has a knack for working with people as a counselor. He brings a positive energy to the table and leaves a lasting impression on the patients he works with. I would highly recommend Brandon’s services to anyone seeking supports.
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Brandon is excellent

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Brandon is a great asset to the mental health field! Speaking as one that also works in medical field, I would recommend Brandon to any clients!
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Accountability

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Christiana helped me realize that I am accountable for my actions, happiness, success and impact on others. She always went the extra step to help me break down my own roadblocks but made me do it on my own. I’m forever grateful for her and her direct but empathetic style.
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Really enjoyed talking with Stan

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Really enjoyed talking with Stan on way to recovery.Also enjoyed connecting with him on other family issues.
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Stan was very professional and thorough

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Stan was very professional and thorough. He explained his role and the standards he would uphold for the public and DOT. He also listened to my point of view during the assessment to better understand my situation and recommend a course of action. He made clear what was expected of me. Stan also went way above and beyond what I would consider part of his job. He was a great help and resource. Thank you
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Marianne Bartos Helped Me

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Marianne Bartos was able to help me with anxiety. I was having panic attacks and she encouraged and taught me to practice breathing techniques and also meditation. These methods were very helpful to me! She is an excellent counselor and I would recommend her highly.
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LPC

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I saw Marianne when I left my husband and she was a GREAT help to me. She helped me with my anxiety, (which was sometimes overwhelming), finances, and depression. Marianne is a welcoming and warm person. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
What sets Stan Theodoredis apart from other professionals is his innate sense of compassion. He has a generous spirit that is evident the moment you meet him. If I had to use one word to describe him it would be "kind". I believe these are essential qualities to look for if you are searching for someone to guide you through any of life's challenges.
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
Stan Theodoredis is a deeply caring and compassionate counselor who shares his insight and experience with generosity. He has a way of being present and listening that is comforting and gives the sense of someone who understands and is willing to make the journey no matter how rough it may be. His genuine warmth and good humor make him a pleasure to know, and are truly remarkable as he skillfully yet honestly travels the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues we all confront in our lives.
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