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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Dover, DE 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 whose addiction may stem from issues like trauma.

How does addiction counseling work?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Dover, DE 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, the extent and severity of their addiction, and 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 Dover, DE—Counselors and Therapists

Overcoming an addiction is hard, especially doing it alone. Many people with addictions have a predisposition through genetics that makes them even more susceptible to forming addictions. To add to the difficulty, addiction has been labeled as a chronic disease. It doesn’t just go away once we stop using drugs. But the Substance Abuse Counselors at Thriveworks Dover have years of experience and knowledge and are ready to use it all to guide and encourage you towards a life free from addiction.

How Does Addiction Work?

Dopamine is a little chemical that carries messages in the brain (a neurotransmitter). In particular, it is responsive to rewards. The brain has a very sensitive system as to how much dopamine in releases in what situation. When drugs like alcohol or nicotine are introduced, they produce a surge in dopamine that the brain can’t handle all at once. It responds by decreasing its own dopamine production- the production it can control.

The problem with addiction is the brain begins to anticipate these huge dopamine surges. It dramatically decreases its own production until you can’t feel good unless you have those drugs. Your brain holds the memory of the drug-produced high and anything that reminds it of the high will produce a craving.

It means your addiction does not point towards a weakness or personal flaw. It means your brain is literally using drugs as a crutch because it forgot how to produce the feel-happy chemicals on its own. And for even better news: The brain is incredibly resilient! Researchers coined the term neuroplasticity. Your brain can be molded by things like addictions, but it can also be molded back. It can heal and relearn healthy habits. That’s the ultimate goal of addictions counseling at Thriveworks Dover.

How Do You Know It’s Time to Seek Help?

Maybe it started as a way to relieve stress. You weren’t going to do it all the time, just on the nights work went late and traffic was bad. Or maybe, it’s just a way to connect with your social group. It makes the nights a little more fun, and you were never that great with big groups anyways. It’s just for fun, and it’s not every night!

Everyone has a different tolerance for how much and how often they can consume a drug before their brain gets addicted. A lot comes down to genetics- something you can’t control. So how can you tell when it’s gone too far?

It’s always safer to talk to a professional as soon as you start to have concerns. Addiction is easier to reverse earlier in the process. Some warning signs that signify a deeper problem could be going on include:

  • Cravings for the drug/alcohol continue throughout day
  • Use becomes regular and chronic
  • Unsustainable or reckless spending patterns
  • Averse physical reaction when you’re not using (headache, anxiety, inability to sleep or oversleeping, muscle aches)
  • Changes in social patterns or groups
  • Lying or being secretive
  • Feeling dependent on the drug for happiness or control
  • Mood changes

Scheduling Addiction Counseling at Thriveworks Dover

Thriveworks Dover knows that you are not just your addiction. You have other passions and goals, other problems and things you’re struggling with. All of this can go into your recovery from addiction. More often than not, there’s something else besides addiction going on. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem—there’s a root problem that can be addressed.

Unfortunately, addressing that root problem will not be sufficient when fighting addiction. Now we have to fight to regain control of your brain. It can be a long, painful process. But millions have already succeeded, and with a Thriveworks Dover counselor cheering you on and providing professional support, it is fully possible. Thriveworks Dover Addiction counselors will work with you to create a personalized plan and then walk with you through that plan until you overcome your addiction. Each person is unique, and so will each counseling session!

Addiction can make it seem like your whole world is tied to this one drug. But it’s not- there is so much more to who you are and what you can do than be an addict. Thriveworks Dover is here for you when you are ready to begin this journey and gain back the freedom you deserve. Contact us 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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Delaware

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | PPO HMO

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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