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Our therapists offer addiction counseling in Grand Rapids, MI

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2,865 people sought addiction counseling help in Michigan in the last year

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

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3 therapists available at Grand Rapids Charter Township
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assi... As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assistance is a courageous step towards personal growth and emotional well-being. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +20 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +22 more

I am a white woman with nearly four years of experience working with many different populations and in various fields within social work.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, LGBTQIA+, +19 more

As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their... As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible. Read more

Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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 Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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?

Whether or not you’re willing to admit it to yourself, you’re on this page because either you or someone you care about has let something — whether it’s drugs, pornography, shopping, gambling, the Internet, or anything at all — get in the way of maintaining healthy lifestyle.

Take a moment right now to take a few deep breaths, in and out through your nostrils. Think about who you are and what your life currently looks like. Is there a particular activity that you’ll engage in no matter the consequences? Has your job or have relationships suffered as a result? We’re sorry to hear that, but there’s a chance that you’ve become addicted.

No matter what has happened as a result of this behavior or habit up until this point, be encouraged that your life can change — YOU can change. That little voice in your head that tells you that you don’t really have a problem is a liar. If you’re wondering if there’s is a problem, then there probably is one.

Your addiction doesn’t have to define you from this point forward, and Thriveworks Grand Rapids Addiction Counseling is here to help you come up a new definition for yourself, a definition that includes the words “happy,” “fulfilled,” and “free.”

Getting to the Root of the Problem

We turn to addictions, oftentimes, for a one-time thrill or to cope with another underlying issue like stress, depression, anxiety or other problems with self-image.

The sick part about the addiction, however, is that these issues are only momentarily masked, and usually come back the same (if not worse) by the time the high of a shopping spree wears off, or when the booze wears off the next morning and you’re left with the unpleasantness of a headache, an upset stomach and having to answer for whatever you did because you got messed up the night before.

You feel bad all over again, and return to the addiction again, and again. Likely increasing your dosage to combat the diminishing returns and heightening tolerance.

At Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Addiction Counseling, we’ll do more than help you modify your behavior. We’ll help you find the source of the problem that made you want to cope in the first place. Doing so might sound like an impossibility, or at best a platitude, but the people that work at this counseling practice do so because more than believing that radical change is possible, they have experienced this change in themselves and seen their clients experience it over and over again.

Signs and symptoms of addiction include:

  • Obsessive focus on an activity or substance
  • Negative consequences are outweighed by desire to continue an activity (even a “healthy” one)
  • Use of a substance for longer than one year
  • Shame and guilt
  • Difficulty saying “no” to something you know you shouldn’t do
  • Lack of interest in things you once enjoyed
  • Uncontrollable urges and behaviors
  • Substance use for a year or more
  • Inexplicable changes in mood
  • Otherwise inexplicable distance from family and friends
  • Increasing patterns of behavior or substance use over time
  • Mood swings
  • Feelings of self-worthlessness or shame
  • Loss of focus

Thriveworks Grand Rapids Addiction Counseling Will Help You Regain Your Freedom

When you’re up late at night and no one else is around to tell you differently, do you slide into the exact habits that you know that you should keep away from? Do you always end up doing the one thing that holds you back from achieving the life you want?

Well, that’s what counseling is for. There’s an unfortunate misconception out there that therapy is only for those who have really severe problems. You know, the issues that “only other people suffer from.” The truth is that we all have our personal issues that need addressing, and there’s no shame in that.

Even if you believe your addiction is relatively mild compared to the sensationalized caricature of the needle-in-the-vein junky lying in the gutter, you still may not realize how much better your life can be once you’re free from your indulgences.

You might believe that life looks different for everyone (which it does) and that who is to say what is an addiction to one person might be totally fine for someone else. While that is a valid perspective, consider this: Freedom, in life, isn’t about being able to do whatever-the-hell you want, it’s about being free to choose to distance yourself from the things that don’t propel you into becoming the best version of yourself.

Choose to be free from repetitive, useless habits. Choose to be free from the momentary rush, and instead step forward into a life where every moment is better than the next.

Welcome to the “now.”

You don’t have to fight this alone. Call us at 616-425-2176 (or click below) to learn how Thriveworks Grand Rapids Addiction Counseling can help you live a better life.

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 Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 28 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

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Grand Rapids Charter Township
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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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

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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

  • English
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