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582 people sought bipolar disorder therapy help in Arkansas in the last year

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Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Conway, AR is an effective form of mental health treatment for those with bipolar disorder. It helps one to better navigate their unique experience, which might come with the hypomanic, manic, or depressive episodes.

How does Bipolar disorder therapy work?

Bipolar disorder therapy works to help you manage your specific symptoms as well as improve your relationships. It can also help you cope with stress, a major contributor to the disorder.

Is Bipolar disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Our bipolar disorder therapy services are conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you when working with one of providers at Thriveworks in Conway, AR.

How long does Bipolar disorder therapy last?

The length of bipolar disorder therapy sessions will vary from one person to the next, dependent on their specific needs. However, short-term, problem-focused therapy for bipolar disorder typically lasts for 12-16 weeks. Therapy may last longer for those who have more severe or persistent symptoms.

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The past few months have bizarre for Chelsea. She has barely felt like herself. She has always wrestled with feeling down at times, but a few months ago, she could barely get out of bed. Chelsea just wanted to sleep all the time. She had no interest in food or taking care of herself or going into work. Chelsea thought a lot about what death is like. But one day, Chelsea woke up a different person—a completely different person. Instead of sleeping all the time, Chelsea never slept. She got a job at an antique shop downtown, and is doing great there. A few weeks in, Chelsea was the shop’s top sales associate. She is meeting new people and going out all the time. Her paycheck has been steady since she started working at the antique shop, but her family and friends are worried. Chelsea spends everything she earns—and more. She is partying all night or shopping to her heart’s content. And Chelsea’s heart is content. She seems oblivious to how irresponsible her behavior is.

Chelsea may feel good, but her loved ones do not. They are concerned. These dramatic moods do not feel like Chelsea, and they do not seem healthy. Chelsea’s loved ones are worried something may be happening to her—that she may have Bipolar Depression.

“In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”
― Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Hearing the words, “Bipolar Disorder” can feel scary, and so is the behavior that this mental illness can induce. About six million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of Bipolar Depression, and more and more are reaching out for the help they need. Effective treatments are available.

Thriveworks Conway offers therapy for Bipolar Depression because our staff knows that this illness can be fought, and we have fought with many clients. We know what it takes to give our clients the social, psychological, emotional, and physical guidance they need to treat their Bipolar diagnosis.

Bipolar Disorder: Mania and Depression

At times, people will popularly refer to Bipolar Disorder as manic depression. In many ways, this name fits because mania and depression are the two poles of any Bipolar diagnosis. Understanding Bipolar means understanding them. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) gives a description of each.

In movies and TV shows, mania is usually depicted at being high on happiness and energy. While there is a kernel of truth in this image, the reality is that mania is not a pleasant experience. It poses a risk to an individual’s well-being. Furthermore, mania can be either felt as elation or as irritation/anger. The DSM-5 gives more details:

  1. Mania is a frenetic mood that be either happy or irritated. It lasts for a minimum of one week.
  2. When the mood is happy, three of the following should be experienced. If the mood is angered, then four should be experienced:
    • Racing emotions and thoughts.
    • Little sleep but high energy.
    • Struggles with focusing one’s attention.
    • Talkativeness.
    • Extreme planning toward a goal.
    • An inaccurate and over-extended self-image.
    • Taking risks and potentially harming oneself or others with irresponsible choices.
  3. These behaviors cannot be the result of a medication or drug.
  4. These behaviors must have one of the following result to be considered mania:
    • Psychosis.
    • Hospitalization.
    • Inhibited daily functioning.

The flip side of mania is depression. Bipolar Disorders swing people between the two, and both must be present in order for Bipolar to be diagnosed. The DSM-5 gives the following description for the depression phase: A weepy, sad, or numb state of mind that is experienced for the majority of the day for a continuous two-week period. In addition, individuals will feel severe apathy with a minimum of three of these symptoms:

  1. Changes in psychomotor skills (either an increase such as rapid finger tapping or a decrease such as slowed speech).
  2. Captivated thoughts of suicide or death.
  3. Lagging endurance and energy.
  4. Disturbed sleeping patterns—either hypersomnia or insomnia.
  5. Changes in appetite or weight.
  6. Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and/or shame.
  7. The inability to focus or make decisions.

Within the general criteria of Bipolar Disorder, there are subcategories for diagnosis, and working with a clinician to find your particular diagnosis is utterly important. The right diagnosis can often lead to the right treatment as each subcategory of Bipolar has a particular way the illness functions.

Treatment Plans for Bipolar with Thriveworks Conway

If you are ready to meet with a therapist about your Bipolar diagnosis or if you suspect you may have a form of Bipolar, then know that Thriveworks Conway has appointments available. Our staff has extensive training and experience with treating Bipolar in its various forms. We also work with most insurance companies. Our desire is that scheduling therapy is as easy as possible so that you can focus on healing.

Let’s work together for treatment. Contact 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
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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
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