availability-icon

Offered in-person & online

Our therapists offer help for video game addiction in Conway, AR

Get in-person or online care, and cover the majority of the costs with your insurance.

Connect with a therapist, psychiatrist or counselor near you
Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

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

Discover how starting video game addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

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, +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, +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, +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.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, +23 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

As a woman of color and a woman of faith, I understand the stigma of mental illness and the hesitancy to engage in mental health treatment. I am passi... As a woman of color and a woman of faith, I understand the stigma of mental illness and the hesitancy to engage in mental health treatment. I am passionate about delivering quality mental health care while breaking down barriers that impact access to treatment. Read more

Starting Video game addiction counseling

What is Video game addiction counseling?

Thriveworks video game addiction counseling in Conway, AR helps people who have an obsession with playing video games as well as with the more severe internet gaming disorder. People may have mild, moderate, or severe internet gaming disorder if they struggle to control how often or how long they game. The symptoms of internet gaming disorder may include deceiving loved ones about when and how often they play, thinking constantly about gaming, and using video games as a distraction from real-world problems.

How does Video game addiction counseling work?

Thriveworks video game addiction counseling in Conway helps those who suffer by assisting them in regaining control over video gaming. In addition, it can help them cope with the negative effects of video game addiction counseling from anxiety to depression, insomnia, and more.

Is Video game addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Video game addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Video game addiction counseling last?

The length of video game addiction counseling depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their problem and those that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in the first weeks to months of therapy.

Need more help deciding?

Noah started playing video games when he was kid, and they have never caused problems for him until recently. He moved to a new city a few months ago and started his first full time job. Noah comes back to his apartment after work, and he used to game online with his college buddies long into the night. They all started new jobs too, and within a few weeks, almost everyone had stopped—except Noah. He wants to stop, but a few nights a week, Noah games all night. He is falling asleep at work. Noah has tried a few times to cut back, but within a few days, he is playing around the clock again. Noah wonders if something more may be going on, if he may have a video game addiction.

More study is being conducted on whether compulsive gaming fits the formal definition of addiction, but several realities are known: a lot of people struggle to regulate their video game play. Many are using video games to escape the stress of daily life, and many are forming an emotional attachment to gaming.

Many people are also turning to interventions that traditionally serve addicts. Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous and Online Gamers Anonymous have formed and base their programs upon the principles in Alcoholics Anonymous. People are also turning to counseling and mental health interventions to overcome compulsive video game use.

The counselors at Thriveworks Conway have met with many adolescents and adults who want to take back control of when and how long the play video games. We know what it takes to regain impulse control and have seen many people overcome their compulsive gaming habits.

Internet Gaming Disorder: Knowing the Signs

A lot of people use the term “video game addiction” for what The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) formally labels “internet gaming disorder.” In all practicality, they are referring to the same phenomenon: when people cannot self-regulate how often and how long they play video games. The DSM-5 calls for further study before labeling internet gaming disorder an addiction.

According to the DSM-5, people may have a severe, moderate, or mild form of internet gaming disorder depending upon how many of the following symptoms are displayed:

  • Trying to stop playing or curb playing but without success.
  • Obsessing about gaming—thinking about it even when not playing.
  • Developing a tolerance to gaming—playing for a longer time to feel satisfied.
  • Numbing difficult emotions (boredom, guilt, sadness, fear, anxiety, loneliness, and anxiety) by playing video games.
  • Going into withdrawal (feeling depression, restless, irritable, and/or moody) when one cannot play.
  • Distracting oneself from problems or challenges in life by playing video games.
  • Choosing game play over time with loved ones or opportunities to further one’s education/career.
  • Lying about one’s video game play.

If parents or guardians are concerned that their children may have internet gaming disorder, the same symptoms apply to adolescents. They may also display the following if they are gaming compulsively:

  • Playing video games by themselves.
  • Drowsiness, lethargy, and sleepiness at school.
  • Falling grades.
  • Unfinished school and homework assignments.
  • Lost interest in activities and friends.

Internet Gaming Disorder: How Does It Form?

Much research is being conducted about how video game use can become compulsive, but one factor may be the way that video games are written. Many social networking games, mobile games, and massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) utilizing compulsion loops, also known as core loops to keep players interested in their narratives.

Compulsion loops utilize a series of interlocking challenges and rewards wherein each reward loops into the next challenge. At the same time, players’ brains are releasing dopamine, connecting the experience with the feeling of pleasure.

The game, Monster Hunter, is one of many games that utilize compulsion loops. The game gives players a challenge: to kill monsters. When players successfully complete the challenge, they receive a reward: powers from the slain monster transfer to their avatar. This reward leads into the next challenge: more powers allow players to battle more monsters. The cycle continues endlessly. With each loop, the brain also releases dopamine, making the experience pleasurable for players.

Therapy for Compulsive Gaming at Thriveworks Conway

Did you recognize some of the symptoms of internet gaming disorder? Have you seen them in your child? If you are, you are among the many people who are struggling. Know that many people are also finding the help they need through therapy.

If you are ready to start therapy, know that Thriveworks Conway has appointments available. We see children, teen, and adults who are battling internet gaming disorder.

When you call our office, know that…

  1. We work with many insurance companies and accept many insurance plans.
  2. Evening and weekend sessions are available.

If you are ready, so are we. 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

Show more
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
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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
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
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in CT

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
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in CT

8 photos