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Our providers offer gambling addiction counseling in Grand Rapids, MI

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Discover how starting gambling addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Gambling addiction counseling

What is Gambling addiction counseling?

Gambling addiction counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to address and alleviate problematic or compulsive gambling behavior. It offers individuals a structured and supportive setting to delve into the root causes of their excessive gambling.

How does Gambling addiction counseling work?

Our gambling addiction therapists in Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI will collaborate with you to identify and alter thought patterns and behaviors that drive your gambling compulsions, often employing cognitive behavioral techniques. The primary objective of this counseling is to assist you in regaining control, establishing healthier habits, and addressing any underlying emotional or psychological issues.

Is Gambling addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Gambling addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Gambling addiction counseling last?

The length of gambling addiction counseling can differ depending on the person's particular requirements and the seriousness of their addiction. Typically, this form of counseling includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months. The precise number of sessions and overall therapy duration are determined through discussions with the counselor,

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Uncle Joey rolls his eyes as his nieces beg him to try his luck at the slot machines. He explains to them that gambling is never a good idea and never results in a win. In an effort to prove his point, Joey nonchalantly pulls the bar and watches as the images spin before him. Three grape images in a row! Immediately, $10 spits out at him from below. Joey forgets everything he was just preaching to the young girls and continues playing. “You never quit while you’re ahead!” he tells them. His nieces watch in excitement, as they await his gambling fate.

“Gambling: the sure way of getting nothing for something.” –Wilson Mizner

Some people can gamble for fun and lose nothing but a few dollars. Others, however, become addicted to the odds. Joey from Full House displayed a strong disdain for gambling when his nieces first proposed the idea to him. But after just a small return, he was locked in. And while he didn’t go on to develop an addiction in the show, this is often how it starts for many people in the real world. It might begin as an innocent night at the slot machines or one night at the poker table in Vegas—but become a harmful habit that’s hard to break and then an addiction that’s even more harmful and difficult to escape.

Fortunately, you can escape your gambling addiction. You can find help and healing at Thriveworks Grand Rapids. Counseling for gambling addiction has proven to help many people who are suffering with this problem. If you think that you might have a problem, or might be on your way to developing a problem, reach out to Thriveworks Grand Rapids. We have counselors and therapists who are eager to help you heal right away.

What Is Gambling Addiction? How Do I Know If I Have a Problem?

As mentioned above, some people do gamble occasionally for fun and with no serious consequences. However, others develop an addiction to the activity and suffer from harmful symptoms. These include:

  • Gambling is always on your mind, from past to future gambling endeavors
  • You feel restless and irritable when you aren’t gambling or when you try to quit gambling
  • You keep gambling even when it proves detrimental to your job, relationships, or other important areas of your life
  • You continue to gamble even when you lose a significant amount of money
  • You try to make up the money you lost by gambling again
  • You lie to loved ones about your gambling activity
  • You gamble to cope with difficult feelings like anxiety and depression

You must present at least four of the above symptoms to be diagnosed with gambling addiction, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The good news is, once you’re diagnosed, your counselor or therapist can set up a treatment plan specifically and help you overcome your addiction. Again, if there’s a chance you might have a gambling addiction, reach out to Thriveworks Grand Rapids. Our providers want to help.

Schedule a Session with a Counselor at Thriveworks Grand Rapids

It’s important that you seek help for your gambling problem–if it hasn’t yet developed into an addiction it could; and if it’s an addiction, you’ll need to confront the problem right away so you don’t suffer (or continue to suffer) significantly. The first step in getting help and finding healing is admitting you need a little assistance. You can accomplish this first step by giving us a call at (616) 425-2176. A scheduling specialist will answer the phone and help you through the process of booking your appointment. Here’s what you can expect from this process:

  1. A quick, personalized response: When you call Thriveworks Grand Rapids, a scheduling specialist will answer your call right away. Additionally, they’ll ask a few questions to get to know you a little better so that they can determine the best provider for you and your unique situation.
  2. Flexible appointments: We get it—those weekday, daytime appointments aren’t always ideal. That’s why we offer evening and weekend appointments as well. Your scheduling specialist will consult your schedule and help you set up a session that meets your needs.
  3. Excellent care: From customer services to our clinicians, you can count on receiving excellent care. Our counselors and therapists have the right skills and experience to help you live a happier, healthier life, and they are dedicated to this journey.

 Are you ready to schedule a session? Do you think you could benefit from a little mental health help? Give Thriveworks Grand Rapids a call. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in this process toward a happier, healthier you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Kelly Jan 2024
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I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Read more I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Grand Rapids Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Read more Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Grand Rapids May 2022
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Grand Rapids Mar 2022
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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Read more Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Grand Rapids Jan 2020
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Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Read more Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Sep 2019
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My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Read more My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Grand Rapids Jul 2019
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I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Read more I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Grand Rapids Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

Phone number

(616) 421-9387

Languages spoken by MI providers

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