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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Fredericksburg 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 those 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 Fredericksburg, VA 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 Fredericksburg, VA 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 alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Have you ever done this or something like it? It’s Saturday evening. You had plans to go out, but your friend had to cancel. No big deal. You open a bottle of wine and turn on Netflix. You didn’t pay attention to how much you drank before you fell asleep in front of the TV. In the morning, you find more than one bottle open. It was a long week, you tell yourself. It’s ok to kick back on the weekends. Obviously. Or maybe not so obviously. Maybe you use alcohol in a healthy way, but maybe you are forming an alcohol dependency. Alcoholism, especially if left untreated, can cause serious harm, but knowing where the line is between healthy and unhealthy alcohol use can be tricky.

When making decisions about how, why, when, and where to use alcohol, many people seek the help of a therapist. Counseling has helped many people gain more control over their drinking habits.

The therapists at Thriveworks Fredericksburg together with their clients, can assess alcohol consumption and provide treatment for any habits that may be unhealthy or harmful.

What Is Alcoholism?

Alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism, is a disease wherein people lose control of their drinking habits because of an imbalance in their brain. The chemicals in the brain that release pleasure when alcohol is drunk increase while the chemicals that control impulsivity decrease.

Alcoholics usually drink compulsively, have negative feelings when they are not drinking, and are unable to regulate their alcohol consumption.

There are many drinking habits that may be harmful or abusive but are not alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder has to do with control. It is a progressive disease with mild, moderate, and severe symptoms.

The Symptoms of Alcoholism

Take a moment to consider how to use alcohol. Can you resonate with any of these behaviors?

  • Drunk by yourself
  • Lied about how much, where, why, or why you drink
  • Kept your alcohol use a secret
  • Formed a ritual involving alcohol
  • Felt annoyed or angry when you could not drink
  • Lost interest in work, family, friends, or hobbies because your prioritized drinking
  • Craved a drink
  • Drunk more to get the same buzz or good feeling you usually get
  • Had relational, professional, legal, or monetary difficulty because of how you drink
  • Tried to drink less or quit drinking without success
  • Felt sweaty, nauseated, or shaky after going too long without a drink, trying to quit, or drinking less than normal

Did you recognize any of these behaviors in your own life? If you or a loved one exhibits one or more of the items on the list, seeking professional help may be necessary.

Treating Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an awful illness, but therapists and doctors have made great strides in providing treatment for it. There are many possible paths to treatment and recovery, depending upon a person’s level of alcohol dependence. Thriveworks Fredericksburg, VA’s therapists work with each client to tailor a treatment plan that meets their specific needs.

In general, therapists take a multi-faceted approach to treating alcoholism. They often combine pharmacological, psychological, or psychosocial elements when forming a treatment plan.

Pharmacological – Because alcoholism is brain imbalance, certain medications may benefit people. These medications may be used to reach a specific goal and then discontinued, or they may help certain people achieve and maintain sobriety for a lifetime. A trained therapist or doctor should supervise any medicinal treatment for alcoholism.

Psychological – Therapy that helps alcoholics explore when and how the alcohol dependency formed can often help during treatment. Counseling can also teach people new coping skills that give them more control over the choices they make.

Psychosocial – Group therapy and/or support groups have long played an important role in treating alcohol dependency. These groups often provide the understanding and accountability that alcoholics need.

Setting Up Treatment

Are you concerned about your drinking habits? As you considered the list of symptoms for alcoholism, did you recognize anything that you have done? Reaching out for help may be a good idea. A therapist at Thriveworks Fredericksburg can help you assess your alcohol consumption and treat anything dependencies that may be forming.

We know that life is stressful enough and that scheduling an appointment for counseling should not be stressful. Here are a few things we have done to make it easier to set up treatment for alcohol dependency:

  1. A real person will answer your call and schedule your appointment
  2. We offer weekend and night sessions
  3. First time clients often see their therapist within 24 hours
  4. We do not keep a waitlist
  5. We work with many insurance companies.

Help for alcohol dependency is available. Call Thriveworks Fredericksburg, VA at 540-322-5424 to set up your appointment with an experienced and caring therapist.

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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