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

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Framingham, 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 Framingham, 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.

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Addiction Counseling in Framingham, MA—Addiction Counselors, Therapists

Addiction is a mental illness, characterized by the inability to stop using the desired substance if or when an individual wants to. In other words, these people can’t control their urge to drink, use, gamble, shop—depending on the substance or behavior. They long for fulfillment, of which they can only obtain from that substance or behavior. The comfort, satisfaction, and relief it brings them is impossible to pass up.

Fortunately, there is help and treatment for those suffering with an addiction, be it to alcohol, another substance, or to an activity. In any case, a counselor can help you to manage your symptoms and succeed in your fight against your addiction. The mission at Thriveworks is to help people live happier, healthier lives—we want to help you do that by helping you with your illness. If you think you need or could benefit from addiction counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. We’re ready when you are. Give us a call at (508) 392-4269 to schedule.

Physical, Emotional, and Behavioral Effects of Addiction

Addiction is dependence on a particular substance, thing, or activity. Be it alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, shopping, the internet. Whatever the addiction is rooted in, it can cause physical, emotional, and/or behavioral changes. Keep an eye out for the following:

  1. Physical effects: Physical effects include weight loss, malnourishment, pale skin, bad body odor, and hyperactivity.
  2. Emotional effects: Addiction can lead to irritability, blame, denial, and a loss of interest in one’s favorite activities.
  3. Behavioral effects: It can also affect one’s behavior and cause one to isolate him or herself, lie to loved ones, spend a significant amount of money, and fail at work or school

Are you experiencing any of these effects as a result of substance use or a particular activity? If so, consider working with a therapist, psychologist, or counselor at Thriveworks. They can assess your symptoms and come up with a plan for helping you manage your addiction. Most importantly, they can lead you on a path toward becoming a happier, healthier, and more successful you.

How Does Addiction Counseling Work?

The signs are there. The beginning of your therapy journey will involve talking about your addiction, including the symptoms and effects that you are experiencing. In addition to the effects mentioned above, those with an addiction often…

  • Plan to change their problematic behaviors, but fail to do so on their own
  • Have failed responsibilities such as at work, at school, or at home
  • Struggle in their personal and social lives

The first step in getting help is recognizing and admitting that you need help. Once you do that, you can actually seek treatment, and begin discussing your present and what you envision for your future with your counselor. If you’re feeling unsure about this whole addiction counseling thing, know that counseling is proven to help those with addiction.

Meet with an Addiction Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham

If you’re struggling with an addiction—to alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, smoking cigarettes, eating fast food, etc.—reach out to our office. Our providers are ready to use their expertise, training, and experience to help you manage your addiction and live a better life than before.

To book an appointment, all you have to do is give us a call at (508) 392-4269. A scheduling specialist will ask for some basic information and then set you up with a counselor who can help your unique situation. Remember: if you’re ready to start this journey, so are we. We look forward to it.

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 Framingham 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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 Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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