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10,212 people sought addiction counseling help in Virginia 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 bilingual Hispanic woman, I understand the struggles one has with addiction, stress, and other problematic life issues.

Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Fredericksburg, VA 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 Fredericksburg, VA 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.

Need more help deciding?

One of the reasons people seek addiction counseling and therapy is because they can’t stop even if they want to. The urge is too strong to control, although they know the substance is causing them harm. When people start taking drugs or drinking alcohol, they don’t plan to get addicted. They like how the drug makes them feel, believe they can control how much and how often they take the drug or drink. However, substances change the brain, and people need them just to feel normal—and it can quickly take over a person’s entire life. There are other types of addictions, such as gambling, shopping, food, the internet and sex—also called process addictions. These addictive behaviors can be just as debilitating as those associated with substance addictions.

Addiction counseling and therapy at Thriveworks in Fredericksburg, VA has helped many people with a variety of issues. Qualified therapists help their clients learn new emotional skills, as well as a game plan to practice these new skills and embrace habits to lead an enjoyable and fulfilling life. Thriveworks’ therapists can help people with addictions overcome trauma and guide them to build better relationships, and it starts here.

Whether the addiction is prescription drug use, substance abuse or a process addiction, Thriveworks’ professional therapists can guide individuals through tough times and seemingly insurmountable odds. Some of the most common reasons for addictions are:

Sex Addiction

Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a way of medicating feelings and/or coping with stress to the level that the individual’s sexual behavior becomes the major coping mechanism in their life. They often can’t stop the sexual behavior for any great length of time by themselves. In addition, they spend a lot of time in pursuit of sexual behaviors, fantasies or a binge of sexual behaviors. Persistent and escalating sexual thoughts and acts result in a negative impact on the individual’s life. The sex addict struggles to control or postpone sexual feelings and actions, and most do not know how to achieve real intimacy. This result is an individual who forms little or no attachment to sexual partners.

For the sex addict, the quest for sex even trumps the importance of family, career and personal health and safety. The preoccupation with sex increases in energy and time, with the sex addict acting out their desires. This is followed by feelings of denial, shame, despair and confusion. Effective treatment for sexual addiction requires addressing both the compulsive behavior and the underlying issues that may contribute to it.

Shopping or Spending Addiction

Some people develop shopping addictions because of how their brain feels while shopping. As they shop, their brain releases endorphins and dopamine, and over time these feelings become addictive. According to Shopaholics Anonymous, there are several types of shopaholics: compulsive, who shop when they feel emotional distress; trophy, who are always shopping for the perfect item; people who want the image of being a big spender and love flashy items; bargain seekers who purchase items they don’t need because they are on sale; bulimic shoppers, who are caught in a vicious cycle of buying and returning; and collectors, who don’t feel complete unless they have one item in each color or every piece in a set.

Food Addiction

The same reward and pleasure centers of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin are also activated by food, especially those rich in sugar, fat and salt. Once people experience the pleasure that is linked with increased dopamine transmission in the brain because of these foods, they quickly feel the need to eat again. The reward signals from highly palatable foods can override the signals of fullness and satisfaction, and many people keep eating even when they are not hungry.

People with food addictions lose control over their eating behavior and find themselves spending excessive amounts of time involved with food and overeating or anticipating the emotional effects of compulsive overeating.

Eating more and more, only to be satisfied less and less, people with food addiction continue to indulge despite negative consequences, such as weight gain or damaged relationships. When addicted to food, people have trouble stopping their behavior even if they want to or have tried numerous times to cut back.

These examples are only a few of the many reasons people turn to addictions. Whether the addiction is drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, the internet, food or shopping, there is help. Call Thriveworks in Fredericksburg, VA at 540-322-5424 to schedule a session or to find out more about how addiction counseling and therapy can help you get on the road to a healthier, stronger you.

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 Fredericksburg therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Fredericksburg
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

4.4 Learn about verified reviews
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Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Read more Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Melissa Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Read more I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Fredericksburg Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Read more I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Fredericksburg Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Read more Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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★★★★★
I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Read more I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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★★★★★
The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Read more The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Fredericksburg Jan 2019
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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Read more Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Fredericksburg Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Read more I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Fredericksburg Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fredericksburg is located in the same building as FireSide Hearth & Home and Simply Home. Across Kenmore Ave and heading towards Charlotte Street is Union Bank Shares. Across the street where it intersects with Jackson Street is Atlantic Union Bank. Nearby is International Parking Institute, and Maury Stadium is also nearby at the intersection of Jackson Street and Hanover Street.

Phone number

(540) 413-0358

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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