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As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

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I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your b... I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your balance between mind, body, and soul. Read more

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I am non-judgmental and open to working with all individuals.

Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Columbia can help people manage their urges to use cannabis. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their cannabis use disorder from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their disorder may stem from like trauma.

How does Cannabis use disorder counseling work?

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

Is Cannabis use disorder counseling conducted in person or online?

Cannabis use disorder counseling at Thriveworks Columbia, 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 Cannabis use disorder counseling last?

The length of cannabis use disorder counseling in Columbia depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their disorder as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in cannabis use disorder counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Ganja. Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. Skun. Hashish. Bhang. Marijuana. People use hundreds of slang names for cannabis, and it feels like they have just as many opinions about its use. When, how, and if cannabis should be used has sparked a lot of controversy, and the laws from state to state show the variety of attitudes toward cannabis. Despite the varying and often heated debate, there is one constant: people use pot. Some use cannabis in legal and responsible ways. Others use it in harmful ways and may even develop an addiction.

Cannabis has acquired a reputation as a non-addictive substance, but this reputation does not represent the whole truth. Many people use cannabis without forming an addiction, but many people use it and form a dependency. Approximately 17 percent of teen and 9 percent of adult users will become addicted. People who use it on a daily basis experience higher rates for addiction: 25-50 percent. The problem is so pervasive that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) now recognizes Cannabis Use Disorder.

If you are using pot in larger quantities or with more frequency than you ever intended, you are not alone. Many people have tried to quit or curb their use but find they cannot regulate it. Seeking help for cannabis use is a difficult decision, but counseling has helped many people regain control.

Thriveworks Columbia offers counseling for Cannabis Use Disorder, and our therapists have helped many clients learn the skills they need to detox from pot and regain control.

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD): What Is It?

The psychoactive chemical, Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC), is found in cannabis’s stems, buds, and leaves. When in a person’s bloodstream, THC slows the brain’s communication with the body, and in large quantities, it can produce hallucinations.

In many ways, cannabis use is similar to alcohol, especially in that many people use cannabis without forming an addiction, but many others use it and become dependent. Knowing when use crosses into dependency can be difficult.

What Is Cannabis Use Disorder?
DSM-5 defines Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) to clarify the line between recreational and dependent use. CUD occurs when people have used pot for a minimum of one year while experiencing impaired daily functioning with an increase of disruptions from use. These are assessed according to the following symptoms:

  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop or curb use.
  • Increased frequency of weed use.
  • Dedicating substantial time to using cannabis—obtaining it, ingesting it, and recovering from its use.
  • Continuing to partake despite relational, personal, or professional harm from use.
  • Craving cannabis: having vivid images, strong smells, intense dreams, and/or obsessive thoughts about it.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to curb or quit pot.
  • Mixing risky behavior and cannabis use such as driving a car while high.
  • Prioritizing weed over job, family, school, hygiene, or friends.
  • Using more cannabis to feel the same psychoactive or hallucinogenic effects.

Not all cases of CUD are the same level of severity, and DSM-5 distinguishes between Mild, Moderate, and Severe Cannabis Use Disorder depending upon the number of symptoms experienced:

  1. Mild CUD: 2-3 symptoms
  2. Moderate CUD: 4-5 symptoms
  3. Severe CUD: 6 or more symptoms

Treating CUD

Many people try to quit or curb their cannabis use on their own, but run into difficulty. The way THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, is stored in the body can make detoxing or curbing use a challenge. The body stores THC in its fat cells, making it harder to cleanse. Many have reported feeling the effects of cannabis long after their last use. Often, therapy gives people the support they need to treat CUD.

Counseling from a therapist who is familiar with CUD, its withdrawal symptoms, and strategies to overcome those symptoms may provide the guidance and support people need. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may …

  • treat any underlying causes of the disorder
  • explore why a person first used or continues to use pot
  • help people replace any false beliefs with positive thought structures
  • resolve any negative experiences or difficult emotions in a healthy way
  • equip people with coping skills to live without cannabis use

Appointments for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Is your cannabis use slipping out of control? Did you recognize some of your own behaviors in the list of CUD symptoms? Is it time for you to make a change? We get it. Thriveworks Columbia’s therapists have helped many people treat their CUD, and we are ready to support you.

Our office gives client-centered care throughout treatment for each client. That care begins from the first time a client calls our office. A person will answer your call and help schedule an appointment. Clients often see their therapist within 24 hours, and our therapists accept many kinds of insurance.

Is it time for a change? Is it time for some help along the way? Call today.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • 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 Columbia
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

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