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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Pflugerville can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction, from relationship issues to problems at work, as well as issues that their addiction may stem from, like trauma.

How does alcohol addiction counseling work?

Alcohol addiction counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing alcohol addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is alcohol addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Alcohol addiction counseling from our therapists in Pflugerville, TX is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does alcohol addiction counseling last?

The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Pflugerville, TX depends on the individual’s needs and 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 alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Counseling for Alcoholics in Pflugerville, TX – Therapy and Treatment for Alcohol Dependence

The therapists at Thriveworks Pflugerville, TX help people understand why and how alcohol use disorder and dependency develops. With their expertise, many clients can assess their alcohol use and treat any dependencies or abuses.

Our collaborative approach, blending evidence-based practices and compassionate care, aims to empower you. Scheduling an appointment with Thriveworks isn’t just seeking help; it’s a proactive step towards a more fulfilling life, supported by dedicated professionals. Book your session today—you can book online or call tour office in Pflugerville to begin.

What Is Alcohol Dependence?

Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, is an illness characterized by a chemical imbalance in the brain. The imbalance can present as compulsive alcohol consumption, inability to control intake, and a depressed mood when unable to use alcohol.

Alcohol Dependent Behaviors

Not all alcohol use is detrimental to a person’s health, but knowing when drinking crosses the line from recreational and beneficial to dependent and harmful is not always easy. Another problem is that any addiction also comes with denial and minimization—an inability or unwillingness to see problematic behaviors. Unfortunately, denial keeps alcoholics from receiving the help they need for a serious illness.

Think about how, when, and why you use alcohol. If you experience any of the following, it may be time to ask for a professional’s assessment and help.

Alcohol use may signal an addiction if a person:

  • Keeps secrets or lies about drinking
  • Uses alcohol alone
  • Loses interest in hobbies, friends, work, and family
  • Drinks despite relational, professional, monetary, or legal trouble it may have caused
  • Has tried to stop drinking but has not been able to
  • Feels annoyed or angry at not being able to drink
  • Craves alcohol
  • Drinks more to feel the same buzz
  • Sweats, shakes, or vomits when going too long without a drink

Alcoholism and Other Health Challenges

Excessive drinking is associated with a host of other health challenges. When people consume more alcohol than their body can metabolize, the excess alcohol is circulated throughout the body via the blood stream. This excess alcohol can have a lasting effect and cause further health complications, including …

  • Liver disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gastritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Sight problems
  • Diabetes complications

Recovering from Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism can cause horrific physical and emotional pain the lives of those who suffer from it as well as in the lives of their families and friends. There is no easy path to detox, treatment, and sobriety, but many recovered alcoholics will testified that battling their alcoholism was and is worth the effort.

Often, the first step toward recovery is acknowledging the problem and asking for help in addressing it. There are many paths toward recovery, and many people have found that a therapist helped them find the right path for them.

Recovering from alcohol dependence may include a multi-faceted approach. With a therapist’s guidance, finding the right treatment plan is a possibility. Treatment plans for alcoholism may include a …

Psychological Component – Counseling or therapy seeks to treat the underlying causes of addiction. A client and therapist may explore when and how the client first experienced alcohol; coping strategies (that do not involve alcohol) for managing difficult feelings and memories; any untreated mental health problems that have arisen because of the alcohol addiction.

Psychosocial Component – Support groups or group therapy have been an effective tool for recovery in the lives of many alcohol dependent people. In such a group setting, many people find empathy, accountability, and support.

Pharmacological Component – In certain cases, medication may aid recovery or help maintain sobriety. A medical doctor or therapist can determine if, when, or how medication can positively affect treatment for alcohol addiction.

Schedule an Appointment for Alcohol Dependency

With support available seven days a week, we’ve taken the hassle out of everything. Thriveworks opens the door to exclusive benefits, including:

  • A fast response time from your provider’s office. Most of our clients have their first session within a week of calling in for the first time.
  • Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • Being able to schedule your session online, or in person.
  • A wide range of accepted insurance options

Call Thriveworks Pflugerville or go online to schedule your first session. With a Thriveworks provider’s support, you can reclaim your life from the mental health challenges standing in your way.

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 Pflugerville therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Pflugerville
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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It was great
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Read more I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Pflugerville Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Read more Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Pflugerville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Read more I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Pflugerville Jul 2021
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★★★★★
I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Read more I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Cedar Park Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Read more Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Pflugerville Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Read more I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Pflugerville Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Read more I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Pflugerville Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville is located on S A.W. Grimes Blvd. in the Cambridge Heights area. There are other medical offices surrounding our office, including Tallgrass Professional Medical Center and Martin Nelson Endodontic Group.

Phone number

(512) 883-7112

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Tagalog
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