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4,473 people sought addiction counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Watertown, MA 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 Watertown, MA 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?

Realizing that you might have a problem can be both scary and freeing. The former is obvious—this is a frightening realization to make. However, this realization is also the first step in learning to manage your addiction and freeing yourself from a life that revolves around your addiction. If you are in a situation in which alcohol, drugs, porn, gambling, shopping, or another form of addiction is controlling your life, please take the next important step: reach out for help.

Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA has a team of addiction counselors and therapists who know how to help people work through their addiction. This isn’t an easy journey, but it is one that will benefit the rest of your life. These professionals can help you understand what has led to your addiction, how you can manage it, and how you can stay sober. They will walk with you throughout your journey and provide you with support every step of the way.

If you think you could benefit from addiction counseling, consider contacting our office. We can get you scheduled with an onsite or online appointment now.

Am I Exhibiting Symptoms of Addiction?

If you have a hunch that you might be addicted to something or you’re worried that you’re in dangerous territory, take stock and have a look at some telltale signs and indicators of addiction. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is your life consumed by your addiction to the point where it’s more important than your family, your livelihood, and your friends?
  • Do you find yourself consuming more and more of what you’re addicted to in order to just stay “normal”? Has your tolerance level risen?
  • Are you living more and more of a secret life, where your addiction is in one larger “box” and everything else is in a separate, smaller (and getting even smaller) “box”?
  • Are you embarrassed or feel ashamed of your habit? Do you want to stop but just can’t?

The fact that you’re even asking these questions of yourself is a reason to congratulate yourself. If you’ve “yes,” to any number of the questions above, it’s time to take the next step in reaching out for help.

Reaching out for Help from an Addiction Counselor

So, you’ve realized that you might have an addiction or substance abuse problem. And you don’t want to end up ruining your life or hurting those that you love. You don’t want to end up alone, homeless, jobless, with no friends or family. You don’t want to die of an overdose or of a disease. You want to live.

The next step towards recovering and living well is reaching out for professional help. Thriveworks Counseling has addiction counselors who can provide you with this help by offering:

  • Group therapy with other addicts
  • Individual therapy to get to the heart of your addiction, understand it, and manage it
  • Family therapy to guide you and your loved ones through the healing process

Therapy is the keystone of addiction treatment. Please consider calling Thriveworks Counseling in Watertown, MA to determine your counseling needs and continue taking the next crucial steps toward wellness.

Schedule Addiction Counseling at Thriveworks in Watertown

Admitting to yourself that you might have an addiction is no easy feat. Admitting to someone else that you might have an addiction and need help isn’t easy either. However, both of these steps are worth taking. We want you to know that there is help available to you. In fact, Thriveworks Counseling has counselors who specialize in offering clients addiction help. We can get you started with addiction counseling as soon as today or tomorrow.

To schedule an addiction counseling session at Thriveworks in Watertown, just contact our office. We’ll have both in-person and online appointments available. Please choose whichever type of therapy you feel most comfortable with.

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 Watertown therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Watertown is located at the intersection of Main St and John Sonny Whooley Way, which becomes Cross St once you pass our office and continue through this intersection. We share a building with Lutheran Child & Family Services and Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.

Phone number

(617) 958-5773

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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