Addiction is a dangerous, yet treatable disease. Unlike other types of illnesses, addiction requires the commitment and cooperation of the abuser in order to begin a journey to recovery. Individuals suffering from addiction are encouraged to seek treatment from an experienced counselor who can help identify the cause of self-abusive behaviors and facilitate a path to wellness and healing. With professional counseling, the seemingly daunting decision to stop an addiction can be broken into small, less-frightening steps that make recovery seem much more conceivable.
Did you know…
addiction is a disease that the National Institutes of Health estimates could affect as much as 50 percent of the U.S. population? Many people link addiction only to alcohol and illicit drugs. Though these are commonly abused substances, an addiction can form around any activity or substance, including eating, exercising, working, sex, tobacco, and gambling. Some people are even addicted to normal pastimes like being on the Internet, playing video games, or shopping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to seek treatment for addiction?
You may need to seek treatment for an addiction if you have a habit that you believe you should cut back on or stop altogether. Many people suffering with addictions find themselves either feeling guilty about their habits or otherwise irritated when asked about those habits.
What should I expect during addiction recovery?
Addiction recovery is a long and tedious process. Treatment may involve several components, including one-on-one counseling and group therapy. The path to recovery is filled with ups and downs, and many people find comfort and encouragement in the relationships and accountability formed with other people who have faced similar struggles. Addiction treatment makes it possible to face both the cause of addictive behaviors as well as the consequences. Ultimately, overcoming addiction means gaining self-respect and working toward realistic goals and expectations.
What happens after I have completed treatment for addiction?
Many former addicts maintain a state of ongoing recovery. Many addictions are fed by both biological and environmental components. Changing your environment can significantly reduce your chances of relapsing into addiction, but a biological predisposition to addiction cannot be cured. You may wish to continue attending a support group to reduce your chances of relapse and to help prevent a new addiction from forming in the place of an old one.
How do I get started with mental health counseling?
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50 minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our mental health therapists are in network with United, BCBS and Aetna. For more information about your insurance benefits including number of mental health therapy counseling sessions your insurance will cover and co-pay amounts please fill out our insurance verification form and we will send you an email with your coverage information.
Self – Pay Rates
If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment ………………………….$200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions……………..$150