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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy for black men & women therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP), JP Farley Corporation, +7 more
Sexual Abuse, Addiction, Relationships, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +2 more

With nearly three decades of experience as a therapist, I offer a wealth of knowledge, insight, and wisdom for all my clients.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP), Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +2 more

Life can be challenging and it's so much easier when we don't have to do it alone.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

I believe everyone deserves to love and be loved regardless of their background, scars, fears, religion, sexuality and/or anything else that makes the... I believe everyone deserves to love and be loved regardless of their background, scars, fears, religion, sexuality and/or anything else that makes them feel alone. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, +25 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +15 more

I am an open-minded and empathic professional who can understand and assist you with your mental health concerns.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Relationships, Anxiety, +1 more

Some are living, others are existing…live your life no matter what path you choose.

Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Conway therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Conway therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women 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 Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Conway, AR will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Reaching out for mental health care may be the right next step for you, but that does not mean it is an easy next step. Certain barriers can keep people from seeking the help they deserve, and some people bump up against more roadblocks than others. African Americans, for example, receive therapy at half the rate as Caucasians do even though they suffer from mental illness at the same rates, according to a 2010 study. A number of factors contribute to the inequality. Accessibility and quality of care are two significant barriers to African Americans receiving the mental health care they deserve. In a 2012 radio interview, Psychiatrist Dr. William Lawson expounded, “Dr. Satcher in his surgeon general’s report noted that there was less accessibility of mental health services for people of color for a variety of reasons. Part of it is that many of the systems simply aren’t located proximity to where people of color are.” Dr. Lawson went on, “Part of it is that many professionals simply don’t know how to diagnose properly African-Americans.” Dr. Lawson told a story of when he was in medical school and was taught that African Americans do not develop depression—a gross untruth. Many within the African American community and the mental health care community are working to correct this history of inaccessible and inadequate care, and they are fighting for a better future where African Americans receive the mental health care they deserve.

Thriveworks Conway believes that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. Our office hopes to remove roadblocks and make it easier for African Americans to reach out for therapy.

Building Trust between a Therapist and Client

When Jinneh was in high school, she struggled with depression after her mother died. When a mental health professional prescribed something for her depression, Jinneh’s family and friends did not trust the counselor’s intentions. They convinced Jinneh not to fill the medication. In college, Jinneh was still depressed when her roommate recommended she start therapy again. With treatment, Jinneh’s depression healed, and now, she works in the mental health field. Her story is told in The Washington Post’s article, “Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness.” Jinneh’s story is not unique. Many others have not trusted mental health professionals, but that trust is growing.

Therapists have to establish trust with their clients for mental health care to be effective. In many ways, trust can be built before therapy begins. At Thriveworks Conway, we believe that transparency is a big part of trust. We want to be transparent about what therapy involves and to equip future clients with information about what they can expect from our professionals.

First and foremost, our office provides individualized care. Each client has unique experiences, goals, strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and dreams. As clients become comfortable with the therapeutic process, they can delve deeper and deeper as they set the pace. Along the way, therapists are guides, working at a pace that clients feel comfortable. It is the therapist’s job to create a space where clients feel safe and where they can share honestly about anything, including their cultural, ethnic, and racial context. At Thriveworks Conway, our professionals understand that an individual’s context matters for their mental health. In therapy, African Americans often work through difficult topics they may be facing such as…

  • Discrimination
  • Career advancement
  • Racial trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief counseling
  • Divorce
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Depression
  • Child therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Anger management
  • Executive coaching
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance use
  • Eating disorders
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Job loss
  • Couples and marriage counseling

Another area where the therapists at Thriveworks Conway seek to earn trust with their African American clients is by working with their community support. Religious leaders, family members, and friends can all play a part in holistic care. Therapists and community members are all on the same team, working toward the same goal—an individual’s well-being. Each has a unique and important part to play. Religious leaders can support an individual’s mental health in ways that therapists cannot. Therapists can support an individual’s mental health in ways that friends cannot. Family can provide support in ways that pastors cannot. Friends can give care that counselor cannot. Every aspect of an individual’s support community is important.

Setting Up an Appointment for Counseling at Thriveworks Conway

When you read through the list of issues that may be discussed at therapy, you may have recognized something. You also may not have recognized something. It would be impossible to list every challenge people face. Whatever may be happening in your life right now, know that you are not alone. Help is available. If you are thinking of going to therapy, Thriveworks Conway has appointments available. Our therapists are licensed professionals who care. We know that life is challenging, and so, we think that scheduling therapy should not be. When you call our office to make an appointment, here are a few things you can expect…

  1. Our scheduling specialists answer our phones and help our clients schedule their appointments.
  2. Weekend and evening sessions are offered.
  3. There is no waitlist, so our clients are never put on one.
  4. We accept many different insurance plans.

Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Conway 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 Conway therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Conway
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 Conway reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Read more My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Conway Dec 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Read more My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Read more Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Read more Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Read more Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Conway Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Read more Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Conway Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Read more By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Conway Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Read more The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Conway Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Conway, AR is located off of Dave Ward Dr, at the intersection of Fannie Dr and Shelby Trail and just west of Interstate 40. Our building is neighbored by European Wax Center, Noydeen Medical Group, and Krispy Kreme, and is across the street from C2 Powersports. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(501) 406-0504

Languages spoken by AR providers

  • English
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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