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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Wilmington, DE 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 Wilmington, DE 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 in Wilmington, DE—Counseling and Therapy

Addiction can manifest as a compulsive action. Sometimes, people cannot control how often they gamble, use the Internet, have sex, or shop. Addiction can also manifest as substance abuse. People can abuse anything from prescription drugs to food to cocaine. But whatever form the addiction takes, it is not about the behavior or the substance. Addiction is an illness that changes people’s brains. It can have serious consequences in an individual’s life. It can also be treated.

The therapists at Thriveworks Wilmington understand addiction, and we understand the treatment options that are available. We have helped many addicts find the counseling, support groups, and willing they deserve. If you think you could benefit from professional addiction help, reach out to Thriveworks Wilmington today.

Signs of Addiction

Addiction disrupts a brain’s normal healthy balance so that endorphins and dopamine (pleasure hormones) flood the brain and self-regulation functions are bypassed. What is happening in the brain may not be visible to the naked-eye, but there are visible signs in people’s emotions, body, and behavior. Some of those red flags of addiction include…

Emotional Signs of Addiction

  • Lack of awareness about the problem: denial, rationalizations, minimizations, blame, diversions
  • Defensiveness
  • Irritability
  • Being unable to handle stress
  • Loss of interest in people/activities that were once valued
  • Obnoxious, silly, easily confused

Bodily Signs of Addiction

  • Weight loss
  • Red eyes, dilated pupils
  • Being hyperactive or lethargic (depending upon the drug)
  • Repetitive speech
  • Excessive sniffing while not ill
  • Body odor that is unpleasant or different
  • Being undernourished or pale

Behavioral Signs of Addiction

  • Missed work/school/personal engagements
  • Isolating oneself
  • Difficulty in school
  • Keeping secrets
  • Financial difficulties (particularly, needing money)
  • Lying to loved ones (especially, to cover the addiction)
  • Relationship problems

Setting Up an Appointment at Thriveworks Wilmington for Addiction Counseling

Are you fighting a compulsive behavior or substance abuse? If so, you are not alone. You do not have to fight alone. Reaching out for help may be the key to regaining control of your brain and of your life. Consider setting up an appointment for addiction counseling at Thriveworks Wilmington.

When you call our office, a person will answer the phone and help you make an appointment. You may be meeting with your therapist the same week. We accept many forms of insurance, and we offer evening and weekend appointments. However, we do not put our clients on a waitlist. Let’s fight addiction together. Contact Thriveworks Wilmington 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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | PPO HMO

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
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 Thriveworks Wilmington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shannon Clay is an absolute GEM! I've never know a "professional" who exuded an empathy and compassion for what they do as a profession, as Shannon does! She personifies an uncanny willingness to provide resources and a listening ear. She's never judgemental and gives the best advice! I am a better person for having met her. I pray she goes far in this business, especially in the climate we are living in nowadays!
Read more Shannon Clay is an absolute GEM! I've never know a "professional" who exuded an empathy and compassion for what they do as a profession, as Shannon does! She personifies an uncanny willingness to provide resources and a listening ear. She's never judgemental and gives the best advice! I am a better person for having met her. I pray she goes far in this business, especially in the climate we are living in nowadays!
Wilmington Feb 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located at 300 Delaware Ave #1205, Wilmington, DE 19801, near the intersection of N. Tatnall St.

Phone number

(302) 205-1483

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
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