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Starting Child therapy

What is child therapy?

Child therapy, also known as counseling for kids, helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst kids include behavioral issues, trauma, bullying, depression, and anxiety. All ages of children can attend and benefit from child-therapy at Thriveworks Maumelle.

How does child therapy work?

Child therapy works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child's needs based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve play therapy for younger kids or cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, Thriveworks child therapists in Maumelle, AR have the expertise and experience to help kids at their level.

Play therapy vs child therapy

Child therapy is a type of therapy meant for clients within a specific age group, while play therapy is an approach to therapy that helps children with self-expression and stress relief, among others. Play therapy is a technique that is often used in child therapy to help children express what's running through their minds when they do not have the words to express their thoughts and emotions. It can get children to express what's wrong, what might be causing unwanted behaviors or what they might need, in a way that is accessible to them so that therapists can then work to treat the issue.

How to tell if my child needs counseling

It's not always obvious when a child should see a therapist for their behavior, though in the midst of challenges like divorce, loss, bullying, and other mental health conditions, it's often a good idea to seek it out. Common behaviors that can indicate a need for child therapy include separation anxiety, bedwetting (at inappropriate ages), and agitation/excessive irritability — especially if it reaches a point of physical violence.

What type of therapy is best for children?

Cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks in Maumelle, AR is one of the best types of therapy for children. However, it can be administered in child therapy sessions in a variety of ways that are more accessible to young minds, such as play therapy.

Is child therapy conducted in person or online?

Child therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does child therapy last?

The length of child therapy depends on your child's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child therapy sessions will last for several months.

How much does child therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay a $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Laura is a precocious twelve-year-old who has struggled with bullying from her peers that has resulted in her desire to avoid school and other social situations with people her age. Because of her above-average intelligence, she’s typically been content reading and exploring the world around her. However, her parents worry about her social development, self-esteem, and a possible Asperger’s diagnosis.

The good news is, counseling can help. A trained child therapist can help Laura develop strategies for dealing with any negative interactions with peers, help her think of ways to find and make friends that would be more positively suited, and can perform testing to determine if Laura does fall on the autism spectrum, in which case additional counseling could be helpful and other academic accommodations can be made.

Child therapy isn’t just for helping children build self esteem or diagnosing possible disorders. It can help children overcome loss, recover from trauma, and learn skills for coping with peer pressure, among other things. If your child is struggling, or if you just want to provide them with a neutral third-party to listen, Thriveworks Maumelle counselors are here for you.

The Pain of Watching Your Child Struggle

There’s nothing quite as painful as watching your child struggle. It can keep you up at night wondering what to do to help them feel better. We want the best for our children, the happiest life, the most success, and to watch them go through emotional and mental turmoil, much of which is out of their control, can make us feel out of control.

If your child is struggling, even if you’re not certain why, contact us. We’re ready to talk with you about your child’s situation and help you make a decision about which direction to take their care.

When to Seek Counseling for Children

It’s time to seek counseling for your child if any struggles they are experiencing are interfering with their daily activities. However, children are, in some ways, better at coping than adults are, and may hide their pain out of fear of failure or fear of disappointment. You know your child better than anyone, and even if their daily activities haven’t been impacted, but you know something is wrong, give us a call. Getting your child the help they need can prevent any trauma or negativity from rooting itself in their psyche and causing problems later on. One of the main reasons adults come to therapy is for depression and anxiety, which is often caused by unresolved trauma that occurred during childhood. You can help prevent those issues from popping up later in life by simply providing your child with a little extra help now.

If your child is being bullied or teased, therapy can certainly help, but therapy for children has been used successfully in many other situations as well. In fact, therapy can help with everything it can help adults with—trauma, coping with the divorce of parents and later remarriage, abuse of any kind, the loss of a parent, and more. Children are incredibly resilient and able to move on from stressful times to have a good life. However, children don’t have the perspective to cope in the same ways adults do, and when life gets too serious for a child to handle, a professional can help.

Thriveworks Maumelle counselors do their job for one reason: because we care. We don’t want to see anyone suffer needlessly, especially a child. We know how much therapy for children can increase the chances of successful outcomes. You don’t have to wait any longer. We have experienced child therapists ready to see you and your child immediately.

How a Therapist Can Help

There are several psychotherapy approaches that may be appropriate for your child. Most commonly used is cognitive behavioral therapy, in which the therapist helps the child identify harmful thought patterns and replace them with more positive thoughts, resulting in more appropriate feelings and behaviors (see Further Reading).

While you know your child best, certain situations benefit from professional help. Your child trusts you, but may not know how to open up about unusual circumstances. You love your child and want to help, but may not be certain how to help them recover from painful or difficult experiences—experiences you yourself may be struggling to cope with.

A child therapist is trained in talking appropriately with children in a way the child can understand. The therapist will be able to ask questions that encourage open, honest answers from your child, enabling them to help your child reframe the situation in a healthier way.

Many children need help coping with a specific situation, and once it’s overcome they discontinue therapy, though they may have an appointment a couple of times a year to make sure the child is continuing to cope well with any life changes. However, child therapists are also able to do testing for a variety of diagnoses, including autism and ADHD. Imagining your child with a diagnosis may initially seem scary, but receiving an appropriate diagnosis from a professional can actually be a major relief. If your child has been exhibiting behaviors that are causing trouble at home or school, finding out there’s a concrete reason may feel affirming—and more importantly, it opens up possibilities for treatment, including therapy, that can get the child and family on the road to a more positive outlook.

Thriveworks Maumelle Child Therapy

Thriveworks Maumelle counselors know you want nothing as much as you want your child’s success and happiness—and you want to get them help as quickly as possible. For that reason, we don’t keep a waiting list. Don’t wait any longer to get your child on the road to a happy, healthy, successful life.

Further Reading
“Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents.” 2013. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Aacap.org.

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
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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.
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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