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

Discover how starting bipolar disorder therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Maumelle are booked, but we have 14 other therapists in AR available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Maumelle, 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 Maumelle, 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.

Need more help deciding?

Justin started a new job about three months ago. About that time, Justin felt this overwhelming energy. In many ways, it was fantastic. Justin oversees the online sales for an antique shop, and he tripled the shop’s eBay sales in just a month. He worked hard—24/7 actually, and Justin was making more money than he had ever made in his life. In other ways, this energy was not fantastic. When he was not working, Justin was partying or spending his hard-earned money, much faster than the paychecks were coming in. He was doing well professionally, but personally, he was making irrational choices. Justin assumed that he could keep this pace forever, but he can’t. About two weeks ago, things changed drastically for him. Justin’s frenetic pace dried up, and he is having trouble accomplishing his daily tasks at work. He feels useless. The past week, in particular, Justin called in sick three days because he could not even get himself out of bed. His family is worried. Justin’s drastic changes in mood do not seem healthy. His loved ones are wondering if Justin may be Bipolar Depression.

“One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder
is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you.”
—Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison

Justin may be one of the almost six million people in the US who have some form of Bipolar Disorder. Hearing this diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, but it is important to remember that effective treatments are available. A diagnosis means that people can begin to understand and manage this mental illness. And many people do just that. They lead successful, fulfilled, and happy lives while managing their diagnosis.

Bipolar Disorder can add severe challenges and strain to an individual’s life. The therapists on staff at Thriveworks Maumelle understand what an individual is experiencing and how to overcome those challenges while building up support for the strain that Bipolar imposes. Our goal is to see each client accomplishing their life goals while Bipolar is managed.

Depression and Mania—The Two Moods of Bipolar Depression

Bipolar Disorder is an umbrella disorder that has multiple subcategories of diagnosis, but within this general category, each diagnosis has some form of both mania and depression. These are the two (bi) poles of Bipolar Disorder. The mental illness will swing people’s state of mind from one extreme to the other and back again. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) describes each state in more detail.

During a depression state, individuals will experience either intense sadness or possibly numbness for a large portion of the day. The feelings will persist for a minimum of two weeks and be accompanies by disinterest in everyday life and by three of the following:

  1. An increase or decrease in an individual’s weight or appetite.
  2. Difficult emotions such as worthlessness, shame, and/or guilt.
  3. A severe drop in one’s energy and/or endurance.
  4. Fluctuations in psychomotor skills (for example, nervous and rapid toe tapping or possibly slurred speech).
  5. Indecisiveness and difficulty focusing.
  6. Sleeping too much or insomnia.
  7. Idealization of suicide or dying.

Bipolar strikes on two fronts. If the depressive cycle were not enough for individuals to handle, they will also experience a form of mania. TV shows and movies may stereotype mania is euphoric happiness, but the reality is that many people experience great harm because of their mania. More, mania is not always frenetic happiness. It can also be frenetic irritability or anger. The DSM-5 describes in more detail:

  1. A frantic and heightened state that can be irritable or jubilant. In either case, the state will last for a minimum of seven days.
  2. When the individual’s mood is jubilant, three symptoms from the following list will be present. When the individual’s mood is irritated, then four will be displayed:
    • Thoughts and emotions that constantly race and do not rest.
    • Reduced sleep but increased energy.
    • Skipping from one task to another quickly, with unfocused attention.
    • Making detailed and obsessive plans.
    • Increased talkativeness.
    • An amplified and unrealistic sense of self and self-esteem.
    • Irrational decisions that put oneself or others in harm’s way.
  3. These behaviors cannot be caused by drug use or medication.
  4. True mania has one of the following results in an individual’s life:
    • Interference with an individual’s ability to function in daily life.
    • Hospitalization in order to prevent or treat harm.
    • Delusions, hallucinations, or psychosis.

Scheduling an Appointment for Bipolar Disorder with Thriveworks Maumelle

Reading through the descriptions of depression and mania, how did you feel? Did you recognize any of the signs and symptoms within your own life? If you have a Bipolar diagnosis, you are not alone. If you think it might be possible you could be struggling with Bipolar, help is available. Know that the therapists at Thriveworks Maumelle have extensive experiencing treating Bipolar Disorder in its various forms. We care about our clients and work individually with each to find a diagnosis and treatment plan.

If you contact our office, our scheduling specialist will answer your call and help schedule your first appointment—often for the following day. We offer evening and weekend appointments, but we do not keep a waitlist. We also accept most forms of insurance.

Let’s get started. Call Thriveworks Maumelle 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 Maumelle therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Maumelle
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 Maumelle reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Read more I cannot say enough good about this place. They honestly do strive to get you in to see a practitioner quickly. And the importance of being seen soon to someone who is at a bad psychological point cannot be understated. It can, literally, mean the difference between life and death. After years of no longer being able to trust mental health providers due to so much misdiagnosis I reached out to Thriveworks. I asked for a particular practitioner, and they had me in to see her the following day. Kristy's approach was welcoming, empathetic, friendly, and down-to-earth. She did not speak down to me as a patient, but she made a comfortable effort to connect from the beginning. Gaining my trust over several weeks she was able to start showing me some things no one ever took the time to extract. She found me at the precipice of a terrible situation and worked me back from the ledge. Her input to Zack, along with his personable and empathetic personality, finally got me on medications that actually have improved my situation more than I could have ever imagined. The combination of her therapy and the medications have me, for the first time in decades, recognizing a hope for the future. All I can say is if you are that person who has lost hope and feels as though you have no purpose, let the Thriveworks team have a chance to show you a you even you didn't know existed. Without hyperbole I can honestly say I owe my life going forward to Kristy and Zack.
Maumelle Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Read more After working with Zack for a year I would say that he is very dependable and does show concern for his patients. There is never any problem with following hospital policy. Always a good man to have on your team.
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Read more Zacks a wonderful guy to see. He really listens to all your concerns and explains your treatment options in detail. Anyone that sees him is going to feel comfortable talking to him and not have that feeling as if your talking to a stranger.
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Read more I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, and have seen multiple providers to try and get control of my emotions. I thought I was a lost cause until I found Zack. He was the first "medicine guy" that I met with that actually got me! He has a calming demeanor and had me very comfortable from the very first appointment. He's easy to work with and actually cares about how I'm feeling! Seeing Zack was the best decision I could have made. Now I'm feeling much better and finally feel like I can breathe. Thank you Zack and Thriveworks for all you do!
Maumelle Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Read more I would like to thank you for helping out a family member in need. North Little Rock isn't far away and that made everything easy for a depression/anxiety patient. Office was easy to get to.
Maumelle Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Read more Curtiss Robinson gave an excellent presentation at the Senior Services Network meeting this month. He was very engaging with the group and we all learned something to improve our relationships.
Maumelle Feb 2018
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★★★★★
We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Read more We had the privilege of having Curtiss Robinson speak at our Senior Services Network lunch, he did a great job. Excellent speaker, kept everyone engaged, his message on building relationships was timely and practical.
Maumelle Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Read more Ms. Tenethrea Buffington is the best! I went in telling her that I didn't believe in coaching/therapy, well I was wrong. She help me in my difficult situation and I could not be more happy with where I stand with it.
Maumelle Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maumelle is located at the intersection of Country Club Pkwy and Maumelle Road, across the street from Regions Bank. We currently share the building with David’s Burgers and are next door to the Childcare Network daycare center.

Phone number

(501) 381-1913

Languages spoken by AR providers

  • English
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