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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Worcester, 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 Worcester, 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.

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Addiction Counseling and Therapy in Worcester, MA—Addiction Counselors

Fortunately, there is help out there for those who struggle with substance abuse or another form of addiction. So, if you are in dangerous territory or you think that you might have an addiction, please consider reaching out for the proper help. Addiction counseling has proven to help people manage their addiction and stay sober. Addiction counselors have an important job: to help, guide, and support their clients every single step of their recovery journey.

Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester, MA has addiction counselors on staff who are taking appointments now. These professionals have completed years of education, training, and experience, specific to helping people with addiction recovery. So, if you are facing an addiction or a substance abuse problem, consider contacting our office. We can set you up with an addiction counselor right now; and you might even meet with them this week.

Substance Use Disorder: What Is It? Can Counseling Help?

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a leading health problem in the US. Certain substances, like prescription drugs, have appropriate uses but are abused. Other substances are illegal in which way you use them. Both of these drug categories contain drugs that one can develop a serious addiction to. Symptoms include:

  • Taking a drug for a longer period of time (or in greater amounts) than the individual intended
  • An inability to stop use of the substance or cut back on use of the substance
  • Devoting a lot of time to obtaining and using the substance, as well as recovering from it
  • Experiencing ongoing cravings for the substance
  • Failing to meet one’s responsibilities at work or school
  • Missing out on important activities and events
  • Continuing use even when it endangers the individual
  • Continuing use even when it negatively impacts one’s relationships
  • Using the substance even when you know it could cause or further health problems
  • Needing larger quantities to obtain desired result from substance
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when one doesn’t use the substance for a period of time

Reading through this might be difficult, especially if you relate to more than a few of the above symptoms. Now, if that is the case, it’s important that you talk to a professional about your symptoms so that they can help you figure out how to manage your substance or addiction problem.

How Can Addiction Counseling Help Me?

Treatment for addiction or substance abuse often begins with counseling. And often, this is also the extent of treatment. Counseling, be it in a group or an individual setting, is highly effective. Now the specific path that addiction counseling takes is heavily dependent on the needs of the individual. That said, it does revolve around teaching the individual the necessary skills for dealing with their addiction in day to day life. Also, addiction counseling often involves teaching the individual how to identify harmful thinking patterns, which when unmanaged, can cause them to step back into their old ways.

Group counseling, as we just mentioned, is also an effective approach to care. This is all about establishing a support group, which helps to keep the individual accountable. Addicts often feel like they are alone in the world and thus in recovery, which can lead them to feeling hopeless or unmotivated to continue on their recovery journey. Fortunately, having a support group helps to prevent this from happening.

Schedule Addiction Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester, MA

The Thriveworks in Worcester, MA team truly cares about each and every individual that we see. We want to help as many people as we can find more success and happiness out of life. If you are struggling with an addiction or think that you might be on your way to developing one, consider reaching out to our office. We have addiction counselors who can help. In addition, we accept most major insurances and offer evening and weekend sessions.

To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at (508)-409-6134. We look forward to your call and accompanying you on your journey to recovery.

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 Worcester therapists and counselors accept 27 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Worcester
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 have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Read more I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Jim Jan 2024
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Everyone has been great
Gary Jan 2024
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Best therapist i have ever worked with!
Jerry Dec 2023
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I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Read more I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Worcester Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Read more I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Worcester Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Read more I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Read more Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Read more Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Worcester Mar 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester is located off of Grove St. We share a building with Premier Home Healthcare Services. There is also a Sunoco located nearby.

Phone number

(508) 576-5598

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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