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

Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Westminster can help people manage their urges to use cannabis. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their cannabis use disorder, from relationship issues to problems at work, as well as those that their disorder may stem from, like trauma.

How does cannabis use disorder counseling work?

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

Is cannabis use disorder counseling conducted in person or online?

Cannabis use disorder counseling at Thriveworks Westminster, CO is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does cannabis use disorder counseling last?

The length of cannabis use disorder counseling in Westminster depends on the individual’s needs, the extent and severity of their disorder, and the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in cannabis use disorder counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Cannabis Use Disorder Treatment in Westminster, CO

Many people use weed legally and effectively, but some do not. Some people find themselves using it more often and in greater quantities than they ever intended. Some people have trouble quitting or curbing their use. Some people understandably need professional support as they quit using cannabis. The therapists at Thriveworks in Westminster, CO treat cannabis use disorder and have helped many people detox from and live without weed. If you need help, reach out to Thriveworks Westminster today.

Pot—Cannabis—Weed

the official definition of cannabis use disorder (CUD) comes from the DSM-5: use of pot regularly for a minimum of one year while also experiencing a loss of functioning and an increase in life disruptions. The lack of functioning and increase in disruptions may show themselves through at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Cravings for cannabis, including intense dreams, psychosomatic smells, vivid images, and/or obsessive thoughts about it.
  • Ineffective attempts to curb or stop use.
  • Dedicating substantial time to pot use—obtaining it, ingesting it, and recovering from it.
  • Increased frequency of weed use.
  • Experiencing personal, professional, or relational harm from weed use but continuing to partake.
  • Ingesting more cannabis to feel similar psychoactive or hallucinogenic effects.
  • Allowing one’s job, hygiene, school, family, or friends to suffer because of pot use.
  • Mixing risky behavior and pot use such as driving a car while high.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms while attempting to quit marijuana.

Cannabis Use Disorder’s Risk Factors

The DSM-5 lists several factors that may increase a person’s risk for CUD. These include:

  • Low socioeconomic status.
  • A family history of chemical dependency.
  • Background of abuse.
  • A pre-existing Conduct Disorder or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • History of tobacco use.
  • Unstable family circumstances.
  • Low school performance.
  • Easy to access to weed.
  • Family members who use pot.
  • Living in a drug-tolerant culture.

Treatment for CUD

The body stores THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, in its fat cells. Cleaning the body of THC can take longer than if it were water-soluble. Detoxing can take a while. People often experience challenges when they curb or quit weed. Treatment for CUD has helped many people overcome those challenges.

Therapy can equip people with coping strategies for overcoming withdrawal symptoms and living without weed. Often, people are overwhelmed with vivid dreams and intense emotions after they quit cannabis, and a therapist can guide people on effective strategies for handling these. Therapy may also allow people to explore any negative experiences or emotions that led them to begin using cannabis. Through counseling, people may be able to resolve those experiences and emotions in a healthy way.

Treatment Sessions at Thriveworks Westminster, CO

If you feel like it’s time to quit or curb your cannabis use, know that Thriveworks Westminster has counselors who are experienced with treating CUD and are ready to help. We make evening and weekend appointments available, and we work with many insurance plans. Are you ready to treat your CUD? Let’s get started. Call today.

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 Westminster therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westminster
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$1

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Psychiatry

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$1

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Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
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★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
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★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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