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Starting Substance abuse & addiction counseling

What is Substance abuse & addiction counseling?

Substance abuse & addiction counseling 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 Substance abuse & addiction counseling work?

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

Is Substance abuse & addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks addiction counseling in Midlothian, VA is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapt. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Substance abuse & addiction counseling last?

The length of substance abuse & 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 substance abuse & addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Addiction is a bigger problem than many people realize. Consider the following: More than 20 million Americans (over the age of 12) struggle with a serious drug or alcohol addiction. These people abuse substances on a regular basis, from alcohol to marijuana, prescription medication, and other drugs. Another big problem that many people fail to understand is that addiction is a mental health problem that needs treatment.

“Mental health affects us all, whether you suffer yourself or interact with others who do. Educate yourself, express empathy, get help, and speak out against the stigma so we can have a more mindful, kind, and better world.” –Dan Schawbel

The good news is, though, that once you realize you need help, there is help available. A counselor or psychologist can help you take back your life, whether you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, marijuana, or another drug/substance. The dedicated mission at Thriveworks is to help people live overall healthier, happier, and more successful lives. Work with an addiction counselor at Thriveworks Midlothian in Chesterfield can prove valuable to bettering your life and livelihood.

Do I Have a Problem? Am I Addicted?

If you have a substance abuse problem, the sooner you realize and address it the better. But first, you must know the signs of a substance use problem. The following characterize substance abuse:

  • Using a substance for a longer period of time, or in larger amounts than intended
  • Spending copious amounts of time obtaining and using the substance
  • Ongoing cravings to use the substance
  • Failure to keep up with responsibilities at work or school
  • Absence at significant events due to substance use
  • Continued use even when it endangers one’s life
  • Increasing need for larger quantities to obtain desired result
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using

Did the above descriptions hit a little close to him? Are you experiencing any of these symptoms right now? You might have a substance use problem. Say you’ve already known you have a problem; you just didn’t want to admit it—that’s okay. It’s never to late to admit you need help and seek the treatment you need.

What Causes Addiction?

Understanding what triggered your addiction or your addictive behavior is important to the healing process, as you need to address the underlying issue. The tricky part is that there are different causes of addiction or different events that led to your drying the drug in the first place, from mere boredom to stress relief. Let’s delve into a few causes below:

  1. Stress relief

A common reason people turn to drugs is an attempt at stress relief. That said, turning to drugs for stress relief is not the answer. There are healthy ways to cope, though, including exercising, venting to a friend, and taking mental health days to revive yourself when you need to. Your counselor can help you determine healthier coping mechanisms that will best benefit you.

  1. Genetics or learned behavior

Those with family members who have suffered from addiction or a substance use disorder before are at an increased risk of struggling with addiction themselves. This is due to genetics and/or learned behavior. In the former case, the disease is inherited, and in the latter case, the individual develops the same habits they observe in the affected family member. Even in this instance, a mental health professional can help you manage your addiction and unhealthy behaviors.

  1. Depression (or another mental illness)

Depression is another common cause of addiction and substance use problems and exemplifies how one mental illness can lead to another. These individuals turn to drugs or alcohol to escape or cope with their depression (just like those running from stress). They might even abuse a drug they were prescribed for their illness. A counselor or therapist can help these individuals better manage their depression as well as their addiction.

See an Addiction Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Midlothian in Chesterfield, VA

Are you looking for Chesterfield counseling for addiction? If you are struggling for addiction, or you think you’re at risk of developing a substance abuse problem, consider working with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Midlothian. Give us a call, and a scheduling specialist will set you up with a provider who has the proper skills and experience to best help you.

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 Midlothian therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Midlothian
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Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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I love my counselor. She's been very helpful in me navigating the grief of losing my mother and other family issues. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I love my counselor. She's been very helpful in me navigating the grief of losing my mother and other family issues. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Kristina Jan 2024
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I have known Dena Wentz for many years. She is a compassionate and insightful advocate for everyone she encounters. She fully listens to you when you talk and is perceptive enough to take each individual's life situation into context. Instead of using a "one size fits all" approach, Dena truly works to understand each person's unique position and how that affects her or him on a larger scale. With Dena, I always feel appreciated and supported!
Read more I have known Dena Wentz for many years. She is a compassionate and insightful advocate for everyone she encounters. She fully listens to you when you talk and is perceptive enough to take each individual's life situation into context. Instead of using a "one size fits all" approach, Dena truly works to understand each person's unique position and how that affects her or him on a larger scale. With Dena, I always feel appreciated and supported!
Midlothian Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have worked with Mrs. Dena Wentz for over a decade. During this time, she has always been an extremely stable positive force in our clinic. Her sense of fairness and common sense is beyond reproach and she keeps us all grounded in our approaches to various patient care circumstances. She often makes us stop and think about where the patient is coming from when we are frustrated with a patient's lack of compliance or adherence to recommended therapies. She is the kind of person you want to listen to your difficulties and concerns because she is such a caring and empathetic person. She will then make significant efforts to provide you with solutions. She is also a very thoughtful cheerleader and motivator for our team and makes sure to mark our achievements and our professional acknowledgments. She has frequently been there for me when I have struggled to work with patients and helped facilitate the communication channels I need to accomplish my role. I highly value my relationship with Dena we all are fortunate to have her on our team!
Read more I have worked with Mrs. Dena Wentz for over a decade. During this time, she has always been an extremely stable positive force in our clinic. Her sense of fairness and common sense is beyond reproach and she keeps us all grounded in our approaches to various patient care circumstances. She often makes us stop and think about where the patient is coming from when we are frustrated with a patient's lack of compliance or adherence to recommended therapies. She is the kind of person you want to listen to your difficulties and concerns because she is such a caring and empathetic person. She will then make significant efforts to provide you with solutions. She is also a very thoughtful cheerleader and motivator for our team and makes sure to mark our achievements and our professional acknowledgments. She has frequently been there for me when I have struggled to work with patients and helped facilitate the communication channels I need to accomplish my role. I highly value my relationship with Dena we all are fortunate to have her on our team!
Midlothian May 2022
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Giovonni is a wonderful person- professionally and personally! She cares for her clients with so much positive energy, while also meeting them where they are. I am grateful to know her as a professional & wish her all the best!
Read more Giovonni is a wonderful person- professionally and personally! She cares for her clients with so much positive energy, while also meeting them where they are. I am grateful to know her as a professional & wish her all the best!
Midlothian Oct 2021
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Stephen Handley is such a great guy to work with. He is consistently helpful and caring throughout all of our conversations. I highly recommend him for anyone but especially adolescents and young men. He has helped me tremendously.
Read more Stephen Handley is such a great guy to work with. He is consistently helpful and caring throughout all of our conversations. I highly recommend him for anyone but especially adolescents and young men. He has helped me tremendously.
Midlothian Sep 2021
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Dr. CAMILLE BRENKE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE GOOD. HER CHOICE OF MEDS HAS BEEN BETTER THAN ANY DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN. ALSO VERY NICE AND KIND.
Read more Dr. CAMILLE BRENKE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE GOOD. HER CHOICE OF MEDS HAS BEEN BETTER THAN ANY DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN. ALSO VERY NICE AND KIND.
Midlothian Jun 2021
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It is such a pleasure to write a review for Erica Stewart. She truly has a heart for people. She serves others with an unselfish heart and listens without judgment. She has helped me tremendously through the years and I know she will continue to help others through their journey.
Read more It is such a pleasure to write a review for Erica Stewart. She truly has a heart for people. She serves others with an unselfish heart and listens without judgment. She has helped me tremendously through the years and I know she will continue to help others through their journey.
Midlothian Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Erica Stewart, LCSW is an outstanding clinician. I have had the opportunity to see her work in action over many years while serving as a fellow clinician in the community. She is skillful and talented in many area including the field of counseling. More importantly - she cares about those she provides services to in counseling. She has a warm, caring and positive demeanor/nature and is one who has always gone beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to others. She has worked with many populations and helped clients and persons in the community to reach their personalized goals regardless of one's situation, culture, race or socio-economic status. Regardless of who you are - if you are seeking caring, skillful and compassionate services to help you during a time of difficulty, Ms. Stewart is an outstanding option to turn when seeking services. She is an asset to the great Thriveworks Midlothian Team. Ms. E. Stewart, LCSW is highly recommended with a 5+*, A+ rating.
Read more Ms. Erica Stewart, LCSW is an outstanding clinician. I have had the opportunity to see her work in action over many years while serving as a fellow clinician in the community. She is skillful and talented in many area including the field of counseling. More importantly - she cares about those she provides services to in counseling. She has a warm, caring and positive demeanor/nature and is one who has always gone beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to others. She has worked with many populations and helped clients and persons in the community to reach their personalized goals regardless of one's situation, culture, race or socio-economic status. Regardless of who you are - if you are seeking caring, skillful and compassionate services to help you during a time of difficulty, Ms. Stewart is an outstanding option to turn when seeking services. She is an asset to the great Thriveworks Midlothian Team. Ms. E. Stewart, LCSW is highly recommended with a 5+*, A+ rating.
Midlothian Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Midlothian is located on Village Mill Dr, just off of the Midlothian Turnpike and west of Midlothian Mines Park and Stonehenge Golf and Country Club. We're currently sharing a building with Two Men and a Truck, and are neighbored by Christine W. Seliskar, M.D., FAAP, Padgett Properties - Real Estate Sales & Property Management, and Capital Ale House. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(804) 537-2024

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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  • Tagalog
  • Filipino
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