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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Georgetown 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 Georgetown, TX 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 Georgetown, TX 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 drunk more alcohol than you intended? Snuck it into an event or place it wasn’t supposed to be? Do you get irritated when cocktail hour gets delayed? Many people have. One time does not necessary mean you have a problem with alcohol. But what about twice? Three times? Four or five?

Knowing how much is too much, when it comes to alcohol, can be a tricky decision. Many people incorporate alcohol into their lives in a healthy way, but many do not. Where’s the line? Therapists who treat alcohol addiction can help anyone make empowered choices about the alcohol they consume.

Thriveworks Georgetown, TX counselors have helped their clients clarify their personal limits regarding alcohol and have helped many clients successfully recover from alcohol addiction.

Alcohol Addiction and Its Signs

Alcoholism is an illness wherein people experience compulsive alcohol consumption, decreased control over alcohol use, and adverse emotions when not drinking.

Developing an alcohol dependence can be a quick process, or it can happen over the course of years. Knowing when drinking crosses the line into an unhealthy and dangerous disease is tricky. Denial inevitably accompanies addiction and can make knowing how much is too much? difficult.

What are the signs someone is struggling with alcoholism? If you or someone you love has one or more of these behaviors, it may be time to seek a professional’s assessment.

  • Uses alcohol alone
  • Lies or keeps secrets about drinking
  • Prioritizes alcohol above work, family, friends, and hobbies
  • Continues drinking despite relational, employment, legal, or monetary problems the drinking has caused
  • Feels annoyed or angry when not drinking
  • Craves alcohol
  • Tries to reduce or stop alcohol consumption but without success
  • Shakes, vomits, or sweats when going too long without a drink
  • Increases alcoholic consumption to feel the same buzz

Alcohol Dependence and Physical Health

Alcohol dependence can have many detrimental effects in a person’s life, but possibly the most significant is the harm it may cause to an alcoholic’s health. Alcoholism is linked to increased risk for many other diseases, including…

  • Liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Stroke
  • Sight problems
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes complications
  • Osteoporosis

Alcoholism: Recovery and Sobriety

Alcohol addiction can bring heartbreaking difficulties into the lives of those who suffer from it as well as their families and friends. Recovering from alcoholism and maintaining sobriety is a challenge, but many people who have successfully treated their alcoholism would say that it was worth the effort. Many people have received their lives back by pursuing recovery and sobriety.

Treatment for alcoholism will vary from person to person because each person who fights alcoholism is in a unique struggle. How the addiction formed and the ways it has been carried out vary. It makes sense that treatment would then vary as well. An experienced therapist can guide people toward recovery in the way that is most effective for them.

Often times, addiction therapy takes a multi-faceted approach. By utilizing multiple therapy tools, counselors can more effectively help their clients. A treatment plan for alcoholism may elements from multiple therapeutic approaches, including…

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT aims to root out alcoholism by discovering and treating its causes. Often, untrue or negative thought patterns that people form in response to a significant life event lay the groundwork for alcohol addiction. A skilled counselor can help clients revisit those significant events and replace the negative thoughts with truthful, positive ones.

Group Therapy
Therapy in a group setting or support groups within a community may play an important function in recovery. They are often a place where people who struggle against alcoholism can find nonjudgmental support and accountability.

Medications
For certain people and at certain times, medications may with alcoholic addiction recovery and sobriety. With a doctor’s or therapist’s oversight, many people have received the help they need through medicine.

Seeing a Counselor for Alcohol Addiction

Have you developed some drinking habits that concern you? Maybe you have tried to change but haven’t found the right strategy? The Thriveworks Georgetown counselors understand. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, but we are ready to offer support and guidance.

When you schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Georgetown, TX know that we have done what we can to take the headache out of scheduling therapy so that you can focusing on the therapy. When you call our office…

  1. A scheduling specialist will answer the phone.
  2. You may be able to see your therapist the next day.
  3. We offer evening and weekend appointment.
  4. You will never be put on a waitlist.
  5. We work with many major insurance providers.

If you are ready to get started, our therapists are ready to help. Call today and maybe you can see your therapist tomorrow!

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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Georgetown
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 Georgetown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Read more I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Georgetown Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Read more Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Read more When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Lindsey was so helpful in helping our child navigate what he was going through.
Georgetown Dec 2019
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I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Read more I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Georgetown Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Read more I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Georgetown Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Read more I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Georgetown Jun 2019
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★★★★★
Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Read more Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Georgetown Feb 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Georgetown is located in the same building as Patriot Driving Academy, Centex Shirt & Embroidery, San Gabriel Animal Hospital, Just a Tease hair salon, Payroll Plus, and Two to Tangie hair salon. We are located at the intersection of N Austin Ave and Parkview Drive.

Phone number

(512) 488-1991

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