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6,586 people sought addiction counseling help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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As a clinician with over 30 years of experience, I have worked in multiple settings with widely differing populations and needs as a clinician, superv... As a clinician with over 30 years of experience, I have worked in multiple settings with widely differing populations and needs as a clinician, supervisor, and educator. Read more

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As a queer identified woman who has struggled with depression in the past, I understand the challenges of working to live a balanced and joyful life.

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As a woman of color, I recognize the need for support with life's daily stressors.

Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Chapel Hill, NC 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 Chapel Hill, NC 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.

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Addiction Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC—Addiction Counselors and Therapists

Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill addiction counselors understand how addiction works and the treatment options that are effective against it. We work with many people who are fighting an addiction, and we have often provided the help and deep support they need to achieve long-term sobriety and success.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction?

When addiction changes an individual’s brain chemistry, it shows in their emotions, behaviors, and bodies. These manifestations may include…

  1. Behavioral Red Flags for Addiction: These include missed work/school/personal engagement, isolating oneself, relationship problems, difficulty in school, keeping secrets, financial problems (particularly, needing money), and lying to loved ones (especially to cover the addiction).
  2. Physical Red Flags for Addiction (especially for substance abuse): These include being hyperactive or lethargic (depending upon the drug), red eyes, dilated pupils, excessive sniffing while not ill, repetitive speech, being undernourished or pale, weight loss, body odor that is unpleasant or different.
  3. Emotional Red Flags for Addiction: Obnoxious, silly, easily confused, an inability to handle stress, defensiveness, loss of interest in people/activities that were once valued, irritability, lack of awareness about the problem: denial, rationalizations, minimizations, blame, diversions.

Addiction is almost like a parasite that puts itself first and risks an individual’s well-being to survive. Addiction can even risk the well-being of an individual’s loved ones. It is a serious illness. The three C’s of addiction summarizes the severity of this disease: Consequences, Cravings, and Control. Addiction takes control over the frequency and use of the substance or activity. When people experience the negative consequences of these actions, the cravings continue.

Addiction and Risk Factors

Certain factors can increase an individual’s risk of developing an addiction. A family history of addiction is a big factor. Because addiction is a disease, it is unsurprised that genetics would play a role. Circumstances can also play a role. In particular, peer pressure and emotional numbing are linked to the development of an addiction.

\Many people first use the substance or engage in the activity with friends. Over time, occasional use can escalate to addiction and compulsion. This is often true for teens, but adults are vulnerable to peer pressure as well. Additionally, when people experience severe life circumstances like abuse, abandonment, poverty, and neglect, they are searching for healing. Addiction offers many promises—lies that the addiction can heal shame, anger, guilt, fear, boredom, and loneliness. However, addiction never delivers on its promises.

Appointments for Addiction Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC

If you are struggling with control, cravings, and consequences of addiction, help and treatment are available. You do not have to fight alone. The staff at Thriveworks Counseling Chapel Hill would like to say:

  1. Addiction is not a weakness—it is an illness that affects many courageous and strong people.
  2. Addiction is not a choice—you did not choose addiction, and you cannot choose your way out of it. There are better treatments available.
  3. Addiction is not rare—you are not alone. Many people are struggling.

Are you ready to start therapy for addiction? Let’s get started. When you call our office, you may be meeting with your counselor as soon as the following week.

We also work with many insurance providers and accept many forms of insurance. Weekend and evening appointments are offered. Everyone deserves to receive the help they need to fight their addiction—when they need it.

Let’s work together against addiction. Call or schedule online with Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill today.

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 Chapel Hill therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Chapel Hill
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 Chapel Hill reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Read more Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Read more Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Read more She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Chapel Hill Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Read more Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Chapel Hill Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Read more Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Read more Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Read more I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Chapel Hill Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Read more It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Chapel Hill Dec 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill is located near the corner of Franklin Street and Estes Drive. We currently share a building with Select Physical Therapy, Child Trends, and Grupo Gransolar, among other businesses. When you turn off of Franklin Street, to get to our office, you will pass Avance Care Chapel Hill.

Phone number

(919) 642-1031

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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