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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Providence, RI 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 Providence, RI 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 Counseling in Providence, RI

Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, junk food, shopping, Internet, sex, gambling – these are just a few examples of things that can become an object of addiction. Although many substances and activities can trigger an addiction, this medical condition can be broadly defined as a person’s inability to control the intake of a substance or engagement in a behavior.

Whether one is suffering from a dependency on a chemical (e.g. a drug) or from a behavioral addiction, serious consequences for health and everyday life are in most cases inevitable. Professional addiction counseling can often help prevent the ongoing damage this condition can cause to one’s life. if you’ve determined a need for professional addiction counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Providence, RI.

What Is Addiction? What Does It Look Like?

Addiction is a complex condition which can manifest itself in many ways. Some of the common signs and symptoms may include:

  • Feelings of shame, guilt, hopelessness resulting from the condition.
  • Lack of control over one’s addictive behavior, irrespective of its damaging consequences (of which an addict may be aware).
  • Development of an obsession – an addict will go to great lengths to access the object of his or her addiction.
  • Risky behavior – many addicts engage in risky behavior to continue doing or taking whatever they are addicted to.

The Causes and Risk Factors

Addictions are not caused by a single factor – there is no straightforward answer as to why this condition develops in some people, whilst others remain immune to it. Scientists do agree, however, that a number of risk factors play an import role in understanding the origins of addiction. These risk factors include pre-existing mental health problems, genetics, history of addiction within family, gender, as well as a range of environmental influences (e.g. peer pressure).

Schedule Addiction Treatment at Thriveworks in Providence

Treating one’s addiction is in most cases not just a simple matter of deciding ‘I don’t want to do it anymore’. Quitting can be in fact very difficult to achieve, even for individuals who are truly committed to overcoming the condition. This is why addicts should seek professional help.

Here at Thriveworks in Providence, we endeavor to create a welcoming and personalized environment to treat our patients. Our addiction therapists are there to help patients work through their problems and overcome an addiction. Seeking support is an important step on the path to recovery – contact us today to arrange your first addiction counseling session with one of our expert counselors. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances.

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 Providence therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Providence
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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Rasheed Is my therapist and he really helps me a lot . I would recommend coming here. It’s a really nice place and Rasheed is a really good therapist.!!
Read more Rasheed Is my therapist and he really helps me a lot . I would recommend coming here. It’s a really nice place and Rasheed is a really good therapist.!!
Riley Jan 2024
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Vivian provides a welcoming conversational space for exchange. She is able to listen with genuine care and when the time is right give feedback that is both empathetic and constructive. If I have to share a problem with her that might be difficult to share with even a close friend, I feel she is able to help coach me along with a patient reassurance that my thoughts and feelings will be considered without judgment. There may not always be a direct or immediate answer to what I’m working through but she is able to encourage healthy thought-habits and emotional strategies which help me to progress. I really appreciate her respectful frame of mind and down-to-earth personality, they make talking with her worthwhile.
Read more Vivian provides a welcoming conversational space for exchange. She is able to listen with genuine care and when the time is right give feedback that is both empathetic and constructive. If I have to share a problem with her that might be difficult to share with even a close friend, I feel she is able to help coach me along with a patient reassurance that my thoughts and feelings will be considered without judgment. There may not always be a direct or immediate answer to what I’m working through but she is able to encourage healthy thought-habits and emotional strategies which help me to progress. I really appreciate her respectful frame of mind and down-to-earth personality, they make talking with her worthwhile.
Providence Apr 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Providence is located at 245 Waterman St Suite 504A, Providence, RI 02906, between Wayland Ave. and Butler Ave.

Phone number

(401) 235-4170

Languages spoken by RI providers

  • English
  • Filipino
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