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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Pittsburgh, PA 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 Pittsburgh, PA 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?

Despite decades of research, scientists are still not one hundred percent certain how addiction develops. Similar to other medical conditions, it appears to be a mixture of family history, genetics and exposure to certain environmental factors that allow addictions to develop. It is clear, however, that addictions can be acquired to a much wider range of substances and actions than is commonly thought. The universally recognized addictions to drugs and alcohol are one part of the picture, while addictions to work, food, and gambling are among the less understood disorders. This diversity can make it hard for the addicted individuals to navigate their recovery journey; as a result, professional help in the form of addiction therapy is almost always recommended.

If you have an addiction or you’re walking down a dangerous path toward addiction, consider working with an addiction counselor at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA. We are proud to offer addiction counseling and to assist individuals on their recovery journey, whether they are addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or something else entirely. Healing is possible. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is defined by an individual’s inability to control the intake of a particular substance or engagement in a particular behavior. It is characterized by excessive use to the point in which the substance or behavior becomes harmful. There are essentially two main elements of addiction: the physical and the psychological. The physical element relates to the physiological dependency upon a particular substance – the human body becomes so used to the substance that once it is withdrawn severe physical reactions can occur. The psychological element is defined by the urge to engage in an addictive behavior – a physical dependency does not need to exist for this to occur.

Addiction Therapy: How Does It Work?

The two different sides to a person’s addiction often dictate the most appropriate treatment method. With a physical dependency, a period of detoxification to clear the substance from the addict’s system is required. Once detoxification has been achieved, the patient can work on his or her psychological addiction through addiction counseling.

The aim of addiction counseling is to provide addicts with the necessary mental tools and mechanisms to fight against the factors that trigger the addictive behavior – in this way allowing them to cope with the everyday temptations and preventing relapse.

Schedule an Addiction Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Pittsburgh

Thriveworks Pittsburgh recognizes that there is no single approach to addiction treatment. Individual needs have to be taken into account, which is why our expert addiction counselors work independently with every patient to develop the best treatment. Why not reach out to us now and arrange a session with one of our addiction therapy specialists? We’re here to offer help when and where it is needed.

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 Pittsburgh therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Pittsburgh
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

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I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Read more I am so very happy with my Therapist Monica Cwynar. She is everything I could hope for since I really never did this before and didn't know what to expect. She is very understanding and easy to talk to.
Philip Feb 2024
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So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Read more So I don't like doing this but have to say that I'm very happy with Monica and I think we are doing good work.
Philip Jan 2024
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I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Read more I have learned so much about myself since i started therapy at thriveworks .. I’m doing CBT and I’m improving I love my Therapist and my NP that goes over medication. I would recommend anyone to use your services
Rosanne Dec 2023
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Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Read more Kate is a warm, caring and trusting person who has a way of making me feel secure with opening up to her with whatever I need to talk about.
Pittsburgh Nov 2021
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Barb is an amazing therapist. She is compassionate and very motivated. I highly recommend her.
Pittsburgh Mar 2021
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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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Erica is a great person and a wonderful listener. You will be in great hands!
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Read more Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
Pittsburgh Aug 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh is near Arriviste Coffee Bar, and across the street From Dark Matter Tattoo Collective. Between Ellsworth Avenue and Felix Way, we share an office building with Round Table Coffee.

Phone number

(412) 561-9950

Languages spoken by PA providers

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