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4,473 people sought addiction counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Brookline are booked, but we have 42 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Brookline, MA 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 that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Addiction counseling work?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Brookline, MA 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 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 addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Addiction comes in so many guises, each one capable of destroying the lives of those who are affected—including the individual with the addiction, as well as his or her loved ones. Some people become addicted to alcohol, while others grow addicted to drugs, from prescription pills to opioids. And others develop addictive behaviors like shopping, gambling, and playing video games. Whatever it is, a substance or a behavior, there is hope and help available. 

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –Confucius

If you are in the Brookline, MA area and you’re addicted to a substance or behavior—or you’re concerned that you are on track for developing an addiction—consider working with an addiction therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline. We have addiction therapists and counselors who can help you learn how to manage your addiction and cope with your cravings on a daily basis. They can provide you endless support in the recovery process. 

What Are the Primary Symptoms of Addiction?

There might be a world of difference between a drug addict and, say, a shopping addict. But some fundamentals are similar from addiction to addiction. The individuals are consumed by their habits to the point where they physically need to practice them. They might sneak around behind their loved ones’ backs and lie about what they’re doing. They might feel huge, colossal shame about their habits and lie even to themselves about them. No matter what the addiction is to, it can prove destructive.

If you’re exhibiting these symptoms of addiction, please consider reaching out to a professional who can help. Thriveworks in Brookline would be honored to help you and support you on this difficult journey. You might feel hopeless, but the reality is that you can learn to manage your addiction and turn your life around. Our addiction therapists want to help you do it.

What Are the Short and Long Term Effects of Addiction?

As we mentioned earlier, addiction can prove destructive. It can take over your life, ruin your closest and most important relationships, and put your career in jeopardy too. Here are some of the most devastating effects of addiction, especially if it goes untreated:

  • Addiction can destroy trust. Often, those with addiction lie to their loved one about what they’re doing and who they’re doing it with. They also make up lies to get out of responsibilities or engagements. This can hurt your personal and professional relationships.
  • Addition can destroy your finances too. Addictions aren’t free. And oftentimes, the individual ends up spending more money on their addiction than their financial responsibilities like rent and other bills.
  • Addiction destroys your health—both physical and mental. Regardless of what you’re addicted too, be it a substance or a behavior, being addicted to something hurts both your physical and mental health and in more ways than one.

This is just the shortlist. You might not notice or acknowledge the harmful effects of addiction right away, but as you fall deeper and deeper into your addiction, the harm that is caused becomes more widespread and prevalent. If you are struggling as the result of an addiction, reach out for help. Our addiction therapy can help you as soon as today or tomorrow.

Schedule Addiction Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Brookline, MA

An important tool in the recovering addict’s box is his or her addiction therapist or counselor. Making that move to counseling can prove life-saving. It cannot be overstated just how powerful addiction therapy can be, the primary forms being;

  • Group therapy: where the addict discusses his/her addictions with peers under the supervision of a qualified counselor
  • Individual therapy: where the addict and the counselor work out themselves what made the addict addicted in the first place, how to move forward, and how to avoid the same in the future
  • Family therapy: where the addict and his/her loved ones sit with a counselor and work things out from that perspective.

Our addiction counseling services all provide the above and much more. If you are feeling that addiction has sent your life out of control, reach out. Just call (617) 934-1974 and we’ll get you all set up for your first addiction therapy appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Brookline therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Brookline
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 Thriveworks Brookline reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Read more Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Brookline Dec 2020
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★★★★★
My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Read more My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Brookline Oct 2018
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★★★★★
Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Read more Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Brookline Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
We are off to a good start.
Brookline Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline is at the corner of St Paul Street and Beacon Street. We are across the street from the Public Library of Brookline, and next to Mass General Brigham Urgent Care.

Phone number

(617) 958-5912

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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