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686 people sought addiction counseling help at Jacksonville in the last year

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

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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?

During middle school, Nick started smoking marijuana a few days a week with his friend after school. He felt a part of the group, and it seemed harmless. Soon, a few times a week turned into every day. Whenever Nick got too stressed, he would smoke, and as time went on, the stress mounted: tests, breaking up with his girlfriend, a part-time job, his parent’s divorce, college applications. Now Nick is working his first full-time job after college. He knows that if his employer finds out that he smokes weed that he would get fired. Nick wants to quit. He has even tried a few times, but within a few weeks, any progress he makes is lost. Nick is wondering if he is addicted. He is considering reaching out for therapy and addiction counseling.

Does Nick’s story sound familiar to you? If so, you and Nick may be two of the 21 million individuals in the US who are fighting a substance addiction. Your addiction may look like substance abuse—dependence upon alcohol, heroin, opioids, prescription drugs, marijuana, or another drug. Or, your addiction may look like obsessive behavior—shopping, Internet use, gambling, video games, pornography, sex, or more.

Whatever the case, addiction treatment is available, and skilled therapists can often guide you in taking the right steps to get sober and heal. Just like many diseases, care for your addiction from a mental health professional is often necessary. The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Jacksonville have helped many people who are fighting an addiction. It takes commitment and support, but you can get sober. Our mental health professionals are guides to sobriety, healing, and freedom. 

3 Common Myths About Addiction

Even though millions of people suffer with addiction in America each year, certain misunderstandings and myths about it persist. In some cases, these myths stigmatize addicts and can prevent them from receiving the care they need. Early intervention is often a key to recovery, and thus, delayed care or lack of care can have devastating effects in the life of those afflicted with addiction as well as their loved ones. The best way to combat the myths is to name them and show the truth about what addiction is and how it functions.

1. Myth: Addiction is uncommon.

This myth whispers the lie, “You are alone.” The reality is that countless people fill therapist’s offices and recovery groups who are caring, supportive, willing to help, and have been in your shoes. They are either currently fighting an addiction or have fought one in the past. These recovery resources are often tight-knit communities that offer accountability and empathy. Many have found an understanding community in their journey of healing.

2. Myth: People choose to be addiction.

Addicts are famous for beating themselves up. They often think, “If I just made these choices instead of those.” The reality is that just as no one chooses to have cancer, no one chooses to have addiction. A choice that addicts can make is pursue recovery, but recovery is not fundamentally about willpower. It is about rewiring the brain to be healthier and balanced. It takes a support system and holistic growth. When people try to fight an addiction by making better choices, they often see the addiction grow. It is a vicious cycle because then addicts may feel shame for failing which fuels further growth in the addiction. Working with a mental health professional may bring relief to that cycle and produce more long-lasting results.

3. Myth: Addicts are weak people.

This myth is particularly dangerous because it is founded upon shame. This lie whispers, “You have an addiction because you are broken.” The reality is that addiction strikes indiscriminately—young and old, rich and poor, men and women. Many of the risk factors for addiction are out of people’s control: genetics, childhood trauma, family history, and allergies. Addicts are often some of the strongest and most courageous people, but having an addiction has nothing to do with being weak or strong.

When people are fighting an addiction, they need community and support, but these myths isolate them. In isolation, addiction can flourish. Often, the key to healing and recovery is reaching out for help and finding the care you need. Find that help and care at Thriveworks Jacksonville.

Schedule Addiction Therapy at Thriveworks Jacksonville

Are you ready to get help for your addiction? Thriveworks Jacksonville is ready for you. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will help you schedule an appointment that works for you. We offer evening and weekend sessions. Our therapists are also credentialed on many insurance panels and accept many forms of insurance.

If you are ready to get started on your addiction recovery journey, so are we. Contact Thriveworks Jacksonville today!

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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Read more I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Read more I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Brandyn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Read more I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Theresa Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Read more Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Read more Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm enjoying my sessions with my Dr. He's been good on getting me on the right medications.
Martha Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Read more I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Theresa Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My daughter's first session with Lisa went great. My daughter was enthusiastic and opened up easily to her. We enjoyed the comfort of the session.
Read more My daughter's first session with Lisa went great. My daughter was enthusiastic and opened up easily to her. We enjoyed the comfort of the session.
A Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257, between San Jose Blvd. and Craven Rd.

Phone number

(904) 299-0184

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • Hindi
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  • German
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Creole
  • French
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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