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Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Georgetown can help people manage their urges to use cannabis. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their cannabis use disorder from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their disorder may stem from like trauma.

How does Cannabis use disorder counseling work?

Cannabis use disorder counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their disorder, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing cannabis use disorder counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Cannabis use disorder counseling conducted in person or online?

Cannabis use disorder counseling at Thriveworks 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 Cannabis use disorder counseling last?

The length of cannabis use disorder counseling in Georgetown depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their disorder as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in cannabis use disorder counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Weed. Ganja. Hashish. Mary Jane. Pot. Skun. Bhang. Flower. Marijuana. There are hundreds of nicknames for cannabis, and it seems twice as many controversies about it. With some states legalizing its use for recreational and/or medicinal use, cannabis has been in the news and on people’s minds. Amidst the debates, separating fiction and fact can be a challenge.

Some people claim, “cannabis is highly addictive, and anyone who uses it has a problem.” Others claim almost the opposite, “people cannot develop a dependency to cannabis—it’s not habit forming.”

Reality is that many people use cannabis without forming an addiction while others form a dependency, kind of like alcohol use. About 30 percent of users will become addicted, and the rates for daily users increase. If you feel like you are using weed more often and/or in larger quantities, you are not the only one. Many people struggle. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) now recognizes the struggle as Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD).

The therapists at Thriveworks Georgetown treat Cannabis Use Disorder and have provided guidance and support for many people who have detoxed from pot and learned to live without it.

Cannabis Use Disorder and Its Symptoms

Cannabis is a plant that has the psychoactive compound Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC) in its buds, leaves, and stems. THC slows the brain’s communication with the body and has hallucinogenic effects when ingested in large quantities.

Not all cannabis use is destructive, and knowing when appropriate use has slipped into dependent use can be a challenge.

The DSM-5’s definition for Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) can clarify the difference. CUD is defined as pot use for a minimum of one year while experiencing hindered daily functioning and increased life disruptions as measured by the presence of at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Trying to stop or lessen use without success.
  • Using more weed to experience the same psychoactive or hallucinogenic effects.
  • Experiencing cannabis cravings—possibly including psychosomatic smells, intense dreams, obsessive thoughts, and/or vivid images about it.
  • Maintaining pot use despite personal, professional, or relational harm.
  • Dedicating significant time to weed—obtaining, ingesting, and recovering from it.
  • Allowing one’s job, school, family, hygiene, or friends to suffer because of pot use.
  • Using pot at more frequent intervals.
  • Feeling withdrawal symptoms while attempting to quit.
  • Engaging in risky behavior while high (e.g., such as driving a car).

CUD can vary in its severity and intensity. DSM-5 gives a scale for the disorder that is based upon the number of symptoms a person displays. With Mild CUD, people experience two to three symptoms. With Moderate CUD, people experience four to five symptoms. With Severe CUD, people experience six or more symptoms.

Risk Factors for CUD

There are particular circumstances and contexts that may contribute to the likelihood of a person developing Cannabis Use Disorder. The DSM-5 acknowledges that the following factors may increase a person’s risk:

  • History of abuse.
  • Tobacco use.
  • Low socio-economic status.
  • A family history of addiction.
  • Difficult family circumstances.
  • A drug-tolerant culture.
  • A pre-existing Antisocial Personality Disorder or Conduct Disorder.
  • Poor school performance.
  • Family members who use weed.
  • Easy access to pot.

Treatment for CUD

The body stores, THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, in its fat cells, making detox harder. Cleansing the body of water soluble compounds is an easier process. Detoxing from cannabis, therefore, may take time. During detox, people have felt the effects of pot for weeks or even months after their final use.

Treating CUD can be difficult, and many have overcome that difficulty with the help of therapy. Counseling has prepared many people to cope with detox and find healthier alternatives to deal with life’s stress. Therapy often treats the foundational causes of addiction and may help people resolve difficult emotions and memories.

Treatment at Thriveworks Georgetown, TX

Has your pot use become more consuming and complicated? Have you wondered if it may be time to quit, but you need support? Know that the therapists at Thriveworks Georgetown treat CUD and are ready to support you in your journey.

Appointments to treat CUD are available, and when you call our office, we want you to experience the care we provide, from the moment you dial our number. It’s why a scheduling specialist (i.e., a person) will answer your call and set up your treatment. It’s why many clients see their therapist within 24 hours of their call. It’s why after-hours sessions are available. It’s why we work with many insurance providers. We want our clients to receive the quality care they deserve.

If you are ready to treat CUD, we are ready to help. Call 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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 43 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
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Talk therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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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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