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As a woman of color, I understand stress-related issues like depression, anxiety, and trauma, and the nuances of spiritual and religious issues.

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Are you struggling to enjoy your life? Are things like anxiety, addiction, anger and/or marital stress keeping you from living the “good life”? Th... Are you struggling to enjoy your life? Are things like anxiety, addiction, anger and/or marital stress keeping you from living the “good life”? The path to change and personal growth is not easy, but there is nothing you can’t improve with purposeful action, and guided personal reflection. Take the first step and contact me, so we can get started improving that road you’re on. Read more

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Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Men’s Issues, +12 more

As a man of color and having successfully worked with diverse client populations in one-on-one, family, and group settings, I would like to share my k... As a man of color and having successfully worked with diverse client populations in one-on-one, family, and group settings, I would like to share my knowledge and experiences to develop a healthy relationship, then journey through life and its difficult times with the goal of better managing its problems in living. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +6 more

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In our diverse world, we commonly strive for acceptance, relationships, inner peace, and happiness, all for which I provide guidance and support along... In our diverse world, we commonly strive for acceptance, relationships, inner peace, and happiness, all for which I provide guidance and support along side of my clients as they strive to reach their goals, as we build a safe and trusting client-therapist relationship. Read more

Starting Gambling addiction counseling

What is Gambling addiction counseling?

Gambling addiction counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to address and alleviate problematic or compulsive gambling behavior. It offers individuals a structured and supportive setting to delve into the root causes of their excessive gambling.

How does Gambling addiction counseling work?

Our gambling addiction therapists in Peachtree City, GA will collaborate with you to identify and alter thought patterns and behaviors that drive your gambling compulsions, often employing cognitive behavioral techniques. The primary objective of this counseling is to assist you in regaining control, establishing healthier habits, and addressing any underlying emotional or psychological issues.

Is Gambling addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Gambling addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Peachtree City, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Gambling addiction counseling last?

The length of gambling addiction counseling can differ depending on the person's particular requirements and the seriousness of their addiction. Typically, this form of counseling includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months. The precise number of sessions and overall therapy duration are determined through discussions with the counselor,

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Monte Carlo. Las Vega. Reno. Atlantic City. Several decades ago, these were the iconic vacation destinations for anyone who wanted to gamble. That perception, however, is changing. Forty-eight states have made some form of gambling legal. The Internet has made placing a bet easier than ever. Instead of taking a vacation to gamble, more and more people are doing so in their own home. Many people who gamble do so responsibly. They set their wagers. They celebrate their wins. They take their losses. They move forward with their lives without a second thought. Many people also struggle with gambling. Their lives are negatively impacted by their gambling, and they may be addicted. Just as other behaviors, like shopping or sex, can become addictive, so can gambling. When a gambling addiction develops, it changes an individual’s brain. It produces the classic symptoms of addiction, but it also responds to treatment. In particular, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven an effective treatment for an addiction to gambling.

“There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having fun and being smart.”
—Hunter S. Thompson

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Peachtree City offer therapy for gambling addiction. We know that gambling can cause significant harm, but we also know what it takes to heal.

Gambling, the Brain, and Addiction

Mental health professionals have known for a while that gambling can cause trouble in some people’s lives, but the extent to which it causes harm is just now being discovered. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) had categorized gambling compulsion in its chapter on impulse control disorders. In the current edition, DSM-5, it categorizes gambling compulsion in its chapter on addiction.

A number of studies informed this change. Researchers have studied what is happening in an individual’s brain when gambling becomes compulsive, and what is going on in the brain when people become addicted to gambling is the same as when they become addicted to shopping or sex or opioids or alcohol. When people become addicted to gambling, dopamine, a feel-good hormone, has flooded their brain. They experience a high as they gamble, and that feeling is what keeps them coming back. That feeling is what leads them to prioritize gambling over their own well-being and over the well-being of others. To recover from addiction, brain balance has to be restored.

Gambling Addiction’s Diagnostics

The magazine Scientific American studied people who are addicted to gambling and found 1 in 165 men will become addicted to gambling at some point in their lives and 1 in 500 women will be as well. That is about 2 million people in the US who are struggling with a gambling addiction.

Certainly, people can gamble and not have a problem, just like not all people who shop become addicted. The DSM-5 outlines what behaviors fit the definition of gambling addiction. An individual who exhibits at least four of these for a minimum of one year may be addicted to gambling:

  • Allocating more and more funds for gambling and spending more time gambling in order to experience the same high.
  • Feeling irritable and restless when trying to curb gambling or stop it.
  • Spending a significant amount of time on a regular basis thinking about bets, remembering past experiences of gambling, and/or making arrangement for future gambles.
  • Using gambling as an escape or as a way to handle challenging circumstances and feelings like anxiety, depression, guilt, and more.
  • After a loss, double down one’s efforts, trying to win the money back through more gambling.
  • Lying to loved ones about how much, when, and where one gambles.
  • Prioritizing gambling above all else; sacrificing relationships, financial stability, professional advancement, social opportunities, and more in order to gamble.
  • Borrowing money in order to gamble; refusing to quite despite financial trouble.

Negative Thinking Patterns and Gambling Addictions

Even a passing glance at the signs of addiction can show how much harm it can cause, but these behaviors are the tip of the iceberg. Below the water is a pattern of distorted beliefs that addiction teaches people and that keep people entrapped in addiction. Two examples of these distorted beliefs include…

  • Superstitions: These rituals have no physiological or logical connection to a gambler’s success or failure, but they often play a key role in addiction formation. People may fixate upon a particular article of clothing to wear or a certain slot machine to use. These superstitions can add fuel to the fire of addiction.
  • Denial: Addiction keep people in denial about the trouble they are causing. Addiction often minimizes the problem or the effects. It can reframe actions to cover its tracks. Denial is a strong belief pattern.

Thriveworks Peachtree City Offers Gambling Addiction Treatment—Scheduling an Appointment

Was there anything that stood out to you as you read about gambling addiction? If you recognized any of the signs of addiction in your own life, it may be time to reach out. Consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Peachtree City. Our therapists are ready to meet with you. When you contact our office, your first appointment may be within 24 hours. We offer evening and weekend sessions, but we do not keep a waitlist. Our therapists are credentialed with many different insurance companies so they can accept a variety of insurance plans. Let’s get started. Call 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 Peachtree City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Read more I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Craig Jan 2024
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I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Read more I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Peachtree City Dec 2021
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Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Read more Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Read more Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Read more I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Peachtree Mar 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peachtree City is located off Westpark Drive, behind Westpark Walk Shopping Centre. We currently share the building with Renaissance Skin Care and Homebridge mortgage lender, among other businesses. Within 1 mile of Hwy 54/ Floy Farr Pkwy and Northlake Dr intersection.

Phone number

(678) 679-9796

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