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My aim is to help my clients figure out what is keeping them from realizing their goals and working with them to identify strategies for overcoming t... My aim is to help my clients figure out what is keeping them from realizing their goals and working with them to identify strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Read more

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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Charleston can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction, from relationship issues to problems at work, as well as issues that their addiction may stem from, like trauma.

How does alcohol addiction counseling work?

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

Is alcohol addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Alcohol addiction counseling from our therapists in Charleston, SC is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does alcohol addiction counseling last?

The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Charleston, SC depends on the individual’s needs and 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 alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Alcoholism Therapy in Charleston, SC—Alcoholism Therapists and Counselors

When it comes to drinking, distinguishing between healthy use, alcohol abuse, and alcoholism is complicated. The line between healthy and compulsive alcohol use is not always clear, and many people seek out a professional’s help. An objective opinion can give people the information they need to find treatment for alcoholism or make more empowered choices about their alcohol use.

Counseling for alcoholism at Thriveworks Charleston allows people to assess their drinking habits in a safe atmosphere and with a professional’s knowledge and skills. Our therapists have helped many treat their alcoholism and regain control of their lives. If you think you need alcoholism help or assistance with your drinking habits, reach out to Thriveworks Charleston today. Just give us a call to schedule an appointment!

The Physical and Social Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism, the more popular term for alcohol use disorder, is an illness that causes a brain imbalance. The chemical that allows people to feel pleasure when drinking increases while the chemical that controls impulses decreases. The brain’s instability shows itself as a loss of control regarding alcohol intake.

Alcoholism can devastate a person’s life—physically and socially. Alcoholism is in itself a serious health concern, but unfortunately, it is also linked to increased risk of other diseases and health complications, including:

  • Blindness
  • Liver disease
  • Gastritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Birth defects
  • Diabetes complications

Alcoholism Therapy: How Does It Work?

Alcoholism is a devastating illness, but treatment is available. Often, the hardest and first step toward health is to admit that there is a serious problem. After people acknowledge the challenge, they can then seek appropriate treatment. There are many pathways toward recovering from alcohol use disorder, and many people have found the right treatment path for them through therapy.

In general, alcoholism is treated using a multifaceted approach that combines psychological, psychosocial, and pharmacological methods. A skilled therapist can help their clients find the right balance of these elements.

  1. Psychological Methods: therapy may uncover and treat any foundational causes of the alcoholism as well as any accompanying mental health problems.
  2. Psychosocial Methods: group therapy or support groups may provide understanding and accountability for sustained sobriety.
  3. Pharmacological Methods: medicine may be appropriate for some people to gain and maintain sobriety.

Schedule an Alcoholism Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Charleston

If you see one or more of these behaviors in your own life, it may be time to seek a professional’s help. The counselors at Thriveworks Charleston know how hard it can be to recover from alcoholism, and they know what it takes to support their clients as they heal. We consider it an honor to walk with people in their recovery journey.

We have tried to make scheduling an appointment as convenient as possible. When you call, a person will answer the phone and help you find a day and time that works for you to come in and meet your therapist. Rest assured that we cater to the schedule of hard-working or busy individuals and have extended hours available in the evenings and on the weekends.

Alcoholism may be wreaking havoc on your life, but there is hope. Call today to schedule your appointment. Thriveworks Charleston, SC therapists are ready to help.

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 Charleston therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charleston
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

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Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Read more Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Bill Jan 2024
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Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Read more Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Charleston Aug 2022
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Rhonda is very dependable and a great listener. She has such a calming spirit!
Charleston Oct 2021
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Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Read more Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Charleston Nov 2020
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Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Read more Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Charleston Nov 2020
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I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Read more I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Charleston Mar 2020
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I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Read more I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Charleston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston is located on E Bay St between Cumberland St and S Market St. Across the street, on the opposite side of E Bay St, you will find the US Custom House. We currently share the building with JB Hunt Transport Service and the Law Office of Jason S Stevens, among other businesses.

Phone number

(843) 376-6157

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Creole
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