Maumelle Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Maumelle, AR—Therapists and Counselors

Think about a positive change you would like to make in your life. What is it? Maybe it is personal—improving a friendship that has fallen apart or creating more time for your hobbies. Maybe it is psychological—reaching out for help with anxiety or depression. Maybe it is professional—landing that dream job or a big promotion. We all have things we would like to change in our lives, and we all have obstacles holding us back in some way. For most of us, the biggest obstacle is not outside of us, but it is ourselves—our own thoughts and perspective. Have you ever looked at a challenge and thought, “this is not going to end well.” Or what about, “Why does this always happen in my life? No fair!” We have all done it—engaged untrue, negative thoughts. While it might seem harsh to say that we are holding ourselves back, it is good news because people cannot always change their circumstances, but they can change their own thoughts and perspectives. Often, the biggest life changes start with internal changes. Changing negative thoughts to positive ones is not as simple as changing the channel on a television, and many people are reaching out for help. They are getting that help from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can
change his future by merely changing his attitude.” —Oprah Winfrey

In research studies, cognitive behavioral therapy brought substantial and sustainable change into client’s lives by first addressing their thoughts. CBT proved an effective treatment for many physical, relational, mental, social, and psychological challenges, and in fact, it brought measurable relief to anxiety and depression clients. One of the biggest reasons for its success is that CBT equips clients with emotional and cognitive skills that they use long after therapy ends.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Maumelle offer cognitive behavioral therapy, and we have seen first-hand the power that a changed attitude can bring.

CBT: What Is It?

As a therapeutic method, cognitive behavioral therapy is intensely practical. In any given session, clients and therapists will work through a real situation the client is facing. Examples of such issues may include…

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

CBT does not focus upon these issues directly. Instead it focuses upon how a client is responding to them. What are they thinking? What are they feeling? Is their perspective true and positive? For example, Evan struggles with insomnia. He comes to his appointment for CBT and tells his therapist that he did not sleep the previous night. As they process the lack of sleep, Evan says, “I do not think I will ever have a normal sleep pattern again.” They talk about this perspective. Evan’s therapist explains that just because someone feels a certain way about a situation, that does not mean their feelings accurately reflect reality. Together, they think about what has actually been happening with Evan’s insomnia. Over the past few months, Evan has actually been improving significantly. He has been working hard at prioritizing his sleep routine. While Evan has had some tough nights, overall, he is improving. Evan is able to see a more positive perspective on his situation and leaves therapy feeling less anxious about his insomnia.

Cognitive Distortions: Untrue, Negative Thoughts

Interpreting a situation inaccurately can lead to uncomfortable emotions and unhelpful actions. Interrupting these cognitive distortions before they escalate into actions means being able to recognize them. A few examples of cognitive distortions follow:

  • Polarized or “black and white” thinking—putting every life situation into an either-or category. There is no room for shades or grey or in-betweens.
  • Blaming—finding fault anywhere and everywhere. Often, blame is misplaced, and often, it is unhelpful to the current circumstances.
  • Catastrophizing—expecting devastation, calamity, and failure. Any normal setback or obstacles becomes a sign of the catastrophe to come.
  • Control fallacies—taking too much control over a situation (feeling guilty for one’s spouse’s addiction) or abdicating legitimate control within a situation (blaming luck, fate, or a higher power for one’s own choices).
  • Filtering—negating anything positive so that one only sees the negative within the world.
  • Overgeneralization—taking a lesson from one experience and applying it universally, even to other situations that are not logically connected.
  • Emotional reasoning—equating one’s internal emotional reality with an external situation. Many competent people feel incompetent from time to time.
  • Personalization—taking other people’s actions as a direct reflection of oneself. For example, if a friend cannot meet for coffee, then that means I am a boring person (when in reality, that friend may just be busy with work).

Appointments for CBT Counseling at Thriveworks Maumelle

Think back to the positive change you thought of a few moments ago. What would it look like to have help changing your thought patterns so that goal could become a reality? If you are ready to meet with a therapist, know that Thriveworks Maumelle offers cognitive behavioral therapy, and we have appointments available.

When you contact our office, a real person will answer your call (no voicemail, no automated response). New clients often have their appointment the following day. Weekend and evening appointments are offered, and most insurance plans are accepted.

Let’s work together for a positive change. Call Thriveworks Maumelle today.

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Better than I imagined!!!

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.
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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.
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Zack’s Great

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.
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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!
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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.
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Speaking engagement

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.
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Senior Network

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.
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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.
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Curt was very helpful when helping me cope with my problems. During our sessions he helped me gain my confidence back and not only helped me with my codependency especially but also helped keep my head up while trying to find employment
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Outstanding! Curtiss helped me navigate my way through a challenging career melt down. He taught me how to create a successful positive out of a negative situation...a valuable life skill...I can't than him enough for all he did to help me find my inner calling .
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extremely excited the new location is opening this week.
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I have worked closely with Curtiss as my Coach for 2 months. Curtiss is the most talented individual I have ever met. He has the skills, employs them in his life, and knows how to transfer his skills and abilities to make it relevant and fun. The administrative aspects of Thriveworks, such asheduling is excellent, efficient and accessible. Anyone is privileged to be able to work with Curtiss and his staff. I consider myself most fortunate to be working with Curtiss.
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My experience with was excellent! I had a neighbor that was in desperate need of assistance. We brought her to and they were able to get this lady pointed in the right direction very quickly. I have also recommended to some of my co workers for family and life coaching. This company really cares and I would recommend them to anyone. Great Job Thriveworks.
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really cares!

One of the things that stands out to me about is how much they care about their clients. Being able to book an appointment within 24 hours is exceptional service. I'm so glad they opened up a new office in Maumelle.
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Curtiss Robinson and his staff at are very professional and treat me with courtesy and respect each time I go for an appointment. I have used many times for business coaching sessions, and their personalized plan not only grew my business, but also helped with time management in other areas of my life.
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One of the most important factors when searching for counseling is finding counselors who are genuine and who truly care. The team has always been dedicated to each clients fullest potential in improving their outlook on their every day life. Each client is treated with utmost respect and hospitality. Each coach/counselor works with each client to build personal, multiple step, processes to reach each goal set into place. You will not find a more dedicated team to assist with anything and everything that you may be experiencing.
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