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Our therapists offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in Conway, AR

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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

At Thriveworks, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely recognized and evidence-based form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors that can contribute to various mental health issues or challenges that people are struggling with.

What does a cognitive behavioral therapist do?

Cognitive behavioral therapists specialize in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and can help you to identify and comprehend your thought patterns, which often encompass automatic negative thoughts, cognitive distortions, and self-defeating beliefs. Once these negative thought patterns are pinpointed, cognitive behavioral therapists aim to challenge and replace them with the objective of fostering more constructive and logical thinking. In addition, these therapists place significant emphasis on implementing positive behavioral changes based on the newly established, healthier thought patterns.

What is CBT best for?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective for addressing conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. It focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors, making it well-suited for issues related to distorted thinking and emotional regulation.

How much does a CBT session cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, meaning many of our clients only pay a small $0-$50 co-pay. However, we have self-pay options, too. For those out-of-network, our therapy and psychiatry services are around $200, depending on the service and location.

What is the success rate of CBT?

The success rate of CBT varies depending on the intentions of the client and their condition(s).

What's better: CBT or DBT?

The selection between cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is based on an individual's unique needs and challenges. CBT is commonly chosen for addressing conditions such as anxiety and depression, whereas DBT is especially beneficial for individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder, emotional regulation issues, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

Is CBT conducted in person or online?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with our Thriveworks therapists in Conway, AR is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many sessions is CBT?

Generally, CBT is considered a short-term therapy, typically lasting for about 12 to 20 weekly sessions. In some cases, it might extend to around 16 to 20 sessions for more complex issues.

Need more help deciding?

Think right now, for a moment, about a situation that you would love to change. Maybe it is a difficult relationship, like an overbearing parent or a contentious spouse. Maybe it is a professional goal you want to achieve, like landing a certain job or promotion. Maybe it is a physical change, like eating well or running 5k race. What do you want to achieve? Now, think for another moment about what might be holding you back? For most people, the biggest hindrance to making important changes in their lives is not an external factor but an internal one: their own negative thinking. Have you told yourself something like… “I always work so hard and then everything falls apart right before I reach the finish line.” Or what about… “I feel so inadequate. There is no way I could reach that goal.” These are examples of cognitive distortions, and while everyone experiences them to some degree or another, everyone can also learn to change them into more positive, truthful thoughts. In fact, changing your thinking may be the key to changing your life. Many people are experiencing the power that changing their thoughts can bring to their life, and they are doing so with the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” —Carol Burnett

CBT focuses upon changing people’s lives by first changing their thought patterns. Internal change often comes first as external change follows. Hardships. Setbacks. Difficulties. These external realities will always be. No one is exempt, and people cannot always change their circumstances, but they can exert significant control over their thoughts and feelings. In clinical trials, CBT helped clients experience lasting change through adjusting their thinking. In particular, clients with anxiety and depression felt symptom relief from CBT that equaled the relief they experienced from medication. CBT is a proven therapeutic method for sustainable change in people’s lives because it often equips them with cognitive and emotional skills they are able to utilize for the rest of their lives.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Conway offer cognitive behavioral therapy, and we have seen first-hand the power of changed thinking.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What Is It?

During a session of CBT, therapists and clients will often work through a specific and practical scenario the client is currently facing. It may be any psychological, social, emotional, and/or relational challenge. Together, the therapist and client process the event. The focus is not upon the event per se, but the time is usually focused upon how the client is responding to and thinking about the event.

Although this list is not exhaustive, a few of the difficulties clients may present at CBT may be related to…

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • General health issues
  • Self-destructive habits
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Self-mutilation
  • Anger management
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Child and adolescent issues

As clients and therapists process the client’s circumstances, they will seek to identify any negative, untrue thoughts—any cognitive distortions. For example, consider Jeff. He is experiencing some anxiety and some relational problems with his parents. His parents want him to come visit for the Memorial Day weekend, but he wants to stay home and spend the weekend with his boyfriend. Jeff thanked his parents for the invitation and declined it. Only now, he feels really guilty and thinks he may have made a big mistake with his parents. He keeps thinking, “I’m a terrible son.”

As Jeff and his therapist process his thought about this event, they see that Jeff will be visiting his parents for the Fourth of July. Yes, his parents are upset and yes, Jeff feels guilty, but in reality, he has not done anything wrong. He made a respectful choice. Seeing the situation from this perspective has helped Jeff let go of the guilt he was feeling.

Examples of Common Cognitive Distortions

The negative, untrue thoughts that plagued Jeff will haunt everyone at some point. They are common but very destructive because thoughts are intertwined with actions. Untrue thinking often escalates to unhelpful actions. The first step in breaking that escalation is to recognize cognitive distortions. A few common ones include…

  • “Black and white” or polarized thinking puts all of life into an either-or category: horrifying-or-peaceful, good-or-bad, delicious-or-disgusting.
  • Filtering negates anything positive or good. Only the negative and adverse reaches a person’s perspective.
  • Catastrophizing expects the worst outcome. Signs that something may turn out well are dismissed and any setback is taken as a sign of impending doom.
  • Overgeneralization takes one experience and draws a universal principle from it. Like Jeff in the example above, one tough interaction with his parents does not mean that he is a bad son.
  • Blaming seeks to assign fault whenever and wherever it can. However, often times, blame is neither necessary nor helpful.
  • Emotional reasoning makes one’s internal feelings equivalent with an external realty. Like Jeff’s situation, Jeff felt guilty, but he did not do anything wrong. The feeling and the external circumstances are different realities.

Appointments for CBT at Thriveworks Conway

What changes would you make if you could? If you are ready to make changes, we are ready to help. Thriveworks Conway has appointments available for cognitive behavioral therapy.

If you contact Thriveworks Conway, your first appointment may be the following day. We work with most insurance plans, and we do not keep a waitlist. Weekend and evening appointments are available.

Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Conway today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Conway therapists and counselors accept 27 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
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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

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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

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