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As a trained mental health professional, I totally understand and feel the difficulties of stress, burnout, and isolation. I am glad to work with you ... As a trained mental health professional, I totally understand and feel the difficulties of stress, burnout, and isolation. I am glad to work with you toward your goals. Read more

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15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pi... 15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pilot." My best friend saw what I was going through, and he recommended I speak with a therapist. I am forever grateful that I listened to him, because my experience in therapy changed my life forever. Read more

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Starting Substance abuse counseling

What is Substance abuse counseling?

Substance abuse counseling can help people manage their urges to use the substance they're addicted to. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their substance abuse from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Substance abuse counseling work?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Greenville, SC works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their substance abuse, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing substance abuse counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Substance abuse counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Greenville, SC is conducted both in person and through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Substance abuse counseling last?

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

Need more help deciding?

It has become normal to chase the next high in life. Whether that high is an adrenaline-pumping adventure, a new relationship, or abusing substances, our society is constantly chasing more.

But what if the more you’re chasing isn’t healthy? What if it is actually detrimental to your life goals and health?

Engaging in drugs or alcohol from time-to-time may not be a major concern for some, but there is a very thin line between recreational use and abuse. It is a line that only you can draw. You have to ask yourself: When has substance use into abuse?

The substance abuse counselors in Greenville, SC understand how trapping substance use is. It tells the lie of just one more hit. One more turns into two more, which can turn into substance abuse that throws your life and health into disarray.

Substance abuse and addictions are not a reflection of the person you are, and they aren’t forever. You can break the cycle of substance abuse. Thriveworks Greenville substance abuse counselors are here to help you on your way. (864) 952-4048.

What are the Effects of Addiction and Substance Abuse?

Many people overuse drugs and alcohol because they are not aware of the long-term effects of it. It can feel like an easy escape from the harsher realities of life and a way to have a good time. While these may be true to an extent, the negative impacts of drug use come later and with a vengeance.

Negative effects of addiction and substance abuse, and signs it’s time to reach out, include:

  • Cravings for the drug/alcohol continue throughout day
  • Unsustainable or reckless spending patterns; financial strains
  • Painful physical reactions to withdrawal (headache, anxiety, inability to sleep or oversleeping, muscle aches)
  • Changes in social patterns or groups
  • Lying or being secretive
  • Unable to feel happy or safe without a drug or alcohol high
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Physical health problems such as cancer, heart disease, or skin disease

Substance abuse is no joke. But Greenville substance abuse counselors understand that you probably didn’t choose this life for yourself. Whatever your past, your current drug and alcohol use do not reflect on the merits of you as a person. You are not weak or broken for abusing drugs or alcohol.

Drugs and alcohol are a tricky net that trap people. Our brains are hardwired to become addicted to them and even crave the dopamine high drugs give us.

So no, substance abuse does not make you an awful person. Healing, however, is completely in your hands. You are the only one who can take steps to form a better future. Thriveworks Greenville substance abuse counselors will walk by you every step of the way.

What does Substance Abuse Counseling Look Like?

You are so much more than your addiction or substance abuse. You are a collection of your passions, goals, past, future dreams, and current life. Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Greenville, SC draws on all of that to help give you the freedom you need to become the person you want to be.

Although the exact process of substance abuse counseling will look different depending on the individual, some common topics of discussion and practice are:

  • Addressing the root need or desire behind using drugs.
  • Identifying and building a support system.
  • Connecting to your passions, goals, and reasons for quitting drugs.
  • Finding healthy coping mechanisms or alternative behavior to drug use.
  • Working through any co-morbid anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, or other mental health concerns that might come with substance abuse.
  • Creating a future plan that excites and motivates you.

You deserve the absolute best, and we can promise you that substance use is less than you deserve. The good news is it is never too late to make a change. No matter where you are in your substance abuse and recovery journey, no matter how old or young, or what your past might hold, you deserve complete healing and freedom.

Thriveworks substance abuse counselors in Greenville are excited to meet you and begin building a healthier and happier tomorrow. We accept most major insurance plans, offer day, evening, and weekend appointments, too. In most cases, we can schedule your first appointment in 24-48 hours.  Break free from addiction.  Call to schedule an appointment today! (864) 952-4048.

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 Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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