Maumelle Family Therapy

Family Therapy in Maumelle, AR—Family Therapists and Counselors

The family is a living, breathing machine (system) with many working parts. In order to function properly, each member must do its part reliably and consistently. Much like a car with a flat tire or an engine with a leaky radiator, a family can have members who struggle and need work (maintenance).

Who needs family therapy?

Do you have a family member who struggles with anger or frustration?
Do you find being a parent is much more difficult than you ever imagined?
Have you noticed poor communication or even no communication has caused hurt feelings?
Are you afraid things are falling apart and do you feel unable to fix it alone?

If so, family therapy is right for you. Like a car with a flat tire, sometimes we need to make a change to get back on the road of life. Like a car with a leaky radiator, sometimes we need to patch things up to keep from getting overheated in our relationships. At Thriveworks Maumelle we can help.

What do we know about families in America?

Statistics show that 50% of all marriages end in divorce and of second marriages that number goes up to 60%. Children without a strong family unit are at risk of making life-altering mistakes resulting in school failure or jail time. While many single parents manage well enough, those serious risks increase when a family struggles.

How is family therapy different from individual therapy?

Family systems therapy and family structural therapy are two common approaches to help families work better together. They help you communicate clearly and precisely and become interdependent rather than codependent. In short, these two theories allow a clinician to help “tune up” the family as a whole, by addressing the family as one unit rather than by identifying one person as the “troubled patient.” This enables each member to take part and have a voice in the growth and harmony of the family unit. When the family is unified and working together, problems are corrected more quickly and more effectively.

Strong families have the following statistical benefits:

  1. Greater capacity for dealing with stress and hardship
  2. Fewer occurrences of anxiety and depression-related conditions
  3. Greater income potential and shared expenses that reduce the risk of poverty
  4. Fewer occurrences of abuse, neglect, or problems with the law
  5. Greater likelihood of passing on successful relationship habits to children

How else can Thriveworks help families?

At Thriveworks, we also look at Birth Order, Love Language, and Personality Typology. These are subsets of the family dynamic that promote understanding, insight, mutual cooperation, and effective communication. Sometimes just knowing “WHY” something is not working well is enough to make a change, but with the three aspects listed above, our clinicians go far beyond the “WHY” and dig into the “WHAT can be done” and “HOW can we do it?” That leads your family to goal-driven success.

So exactly what can a family therapist really do?

Specifically, our clinicians are able to help clients with the following challenges:

  1. Overbearing/Authoritarian Parenting, which has led to rebellious children
  2. Permissive Parenting, which has led to out-of-control children
  3. Teen/Hormonal changes leading to conflict in the family
  4. Special-needs family members and balancing out care/interaction with them
  5. 5. Intimacy/Love issues in the relationship (and a lack thereof)
  6. Alcohol/drugs, abuse, and neglect in the family
  7. Failing to communicate with purpose (getting the needs of each family member met)
  8. Lack of relationship preparation and failing to maintain the relationship (Premarital Counseling and Marriage Maintenance)
  9. Struggling as couples (preventing separation/divorce/breakups in hard times)
  10. Rekindling the love in relationships

Marriage and Family Therapy is not a “silver bullet” and it certainly isn’t a magic wand. We have amazingly talented clinicians, but the key to learning and growing in the family starts with your desire for change. We can help you with the WHY, WHAT, and HOW, but in the end you must do the work. If you are ready to get your family back on track or even check in to see where you are in your relationship maintenance status, give us a call. We accept all major insurance plans to make it affordable.

Call 501-628-9066 or email us at for more information.

Thriveworks Counseling Maumelle

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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. Buffington Works

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 robinson

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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New location

extremely excited the new location is opening this week.
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Most Talented Coach in America

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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Healthcare Media Specialist

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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Business Coaching

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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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maumelle

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    Maumelle, AR 72113

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