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4,473 people sought addiction counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a 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 Lexington, MA 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 whose addiction may stem from issues like trauma.

How does addiction counseling work?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA 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, the extent and severity of their addiction, and the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Addiction Therapy and Substance Abuse Counseling in Lexington, MA

There are two types of addiction, both of which can be equally destructive but in different ways. The first type, the type that most people immediately imagine when someone says the word “addict” is called substance dependence and occurs when one develops an addiction to a physical thing, be it chocolate, junk food, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. The second type of addiction is more of a behavioral type where a person can become addicted to a particular activity such as sex, gambling, pornography, or shopping. Even exercise and work can be classed as addictions if either activity is starting to consume your life.

If you are exhibiting signs or addiction, be it the substance dependence type or the activity type, an addiction therapist or substance abuse counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA (depending on your specific needs) can help you. These professionals can help you get a hold on your addiction, cope with its negative effects, help you stay sober, and ultimately guide you toward living a better life in terms of your health, happiness, and success. If this sounds like something you need or you’re interested in, reach out to Thriveworks in Lexington, MA today. We have addiction therapists and substance abuse counselors on staff who are ready to jump in and help.

How Can Addiction Therapy or Substance Abuse Counseling Help Me?

Addiction can be thought of as a long war with many different battles to fight before coming through the other side. The best weapon to have in this war is a professional addiction therapist or substance abuse counselor. Therapy is the name of the game here. Types of therapy include:

  1. Individual therapy. Individual sessions usually set out to explore the cause of the addiction and set an action plan for treatment.
  2. Group therapy. Here, the individual joins other addicts to support each other through their treatment
  3. Family therapy. Addiction can ruin relationships and the family unit. Family therapy hopes to counter that and give the individual something to return to.

These are the bedrock therapies that your Lexington, MA addiction counselor will prescribe for the addict. In order to determine what course of recovery would work best for you, if you’re fighting addiction, please contact us.

Schedule Addiction Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling at Thriveworks in Lexington

Addiction is powerful, scary, and all-encompassing. It can change life as you know it, and the negative effects will just keep on coming if you don’t address the problem. If you are in the Lexington, MA area, consider working with a Thriveworks addiction therapist or substance abuse counselor. Our therapists, counselors, and psychologists are ready to get to work when you are.

Just give Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA a call when you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We can often provide you with a same-week appointment, and we also have flexible evening and weekend sessions to offer. Determine what works best for you and then secure your appointment by reaching out when you are ready!

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 Lexington therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Lexington
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 Thriveworks Lexington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Read more Sara is a dedicated, compassionate, organized, and kinds therapist. She will work with your schedule and your specific needs as to why you are in therapy. I have had the chance to work with her and love her dedication to this field.
Lexington Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Read more Genevieve is a caring and nurturing therapist. She goes out of her way to make sure that she finds the resources her clients need.
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Genevieve is an outstanding counselor that always shows her clients compassion and empathy. She's well informed about area resources and has a lot of experience. She is committed to confidentiality and always follows through. With a good heart and the best intentions she provides amazing support to the families and clients she works with. I would highly recommend her!
Lexington Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Read more I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.
Lexington Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Read more Sumio Shinohara has provided me with outstanding counseling, life coaching and consulting services. His information, desire to be of utmost help and advocacy have been extremely valuable.
Lexington Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Read more I had a lovely experience meeting with Emily, I’m looking forward to attending another session soon!
Lexington Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington is located off of Massachusetts Ave. We share a building with other businesses, including Clay Oven and Limited to Endodontics. Our office is on the second floor. Across the street is a post office.

Phone number

(781) 386-0443

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
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