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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting goal-setting counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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My goal is to help you explore and understand your unique existence, confront life's inherent challenges, and find meaning and purpose in your experie... My goal is to help you explore and understand your unique existence, confront life's inherent challenges, and find meaning and purpose in your experiences. Read more

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I am grateful you are here and my hope is that I can help you with the challenges you are having right now.

Starting Goal-setting counseling

What is Goal-setting counseling?

Goal-setting counseling from a provider at Thriveworks in Maumelle, AR helps individuals clarify goals, develop action plans, and navigate challenges along the way. Goal-setting counselors employ effective communication and active listening to assist clients in overcoming obstacles, unlocking their potential, and achieving personal growth for a more fulfilling life.

How does Goal-setting counseling work?

In goal-setting counseling, our counselors utilize diverse therapeutic techniques that are tailored to individuals, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology approaches. They also utilize active listening and empathetic communication to provide a supportive space for you to explore and achieve personal goals and overcome challenges, fostering personal growth and clarity.

Is Goal-setting counseling conducted in person or online?

Goal-setting counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Goal-setting counseling last?

The number of goal-setting counseling sessions someone attends can differ based on the counselor and the client. How many sessions are needed and how often they occur often hinges on the client's objectives and the complexity of their concerns. Some clients might opt for a few sessions to tackle particular goals or issues, while others may decide on ongoing sessions to work on personal growth and life enhancement over a more extended period of time.

Need more help deciding?

Every December, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, the bulk of which usually revolve around some sort of self-improvement—weight loss, reading more, using social media less, and so on. People resolve to accomplish everything from going to the gym more frequently to giving up various vices like alcohol or nail biting. While positive change is good, by every year around this time, most of those goals have been abandoned. The level of time and ongoing commitment those goals required combined with the basic distractions of daily life have worn down what was once firm resolve.

Making beneficial changes is certainly a reasonable thing to do, and the new year—that time after the business of the holidays—seems like a built-in space for making those changes. With the distractions of parties, food, and gift-giving behind us, we can focus solely on how we want the coming year to unfold. So why is it that so many of our goals go unrealized? Because they’re not S.M.A.R.T goals: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.

Specific: Specificity is key to setting good goals. Instead of saying, “I want to run more,” consider, “I want to be able to run one mile.”

Measurable: A measurable goal will allow you to set benchmarks for yourself so you can see your progress. To stick with the running metaphor, running “more” isn’t measurable; what does “more” mean? One mile, however, is measurable. With that measurable distance in place, you’ll be able to develop a plan that has you running farther each week.

Attainable: Make sure your goal is in reach. For example, if you’ve never run before, deciding to run a marathon in two months is likely too extreme, though it may become attainable at a later date.

Relevant: Goals are only worth setting if they’re relevant to you and how you want to grow as a person. Instead of deciding to learn to run because your friends run, you’ll be more successful if you have a genuine desire to run that mile.

Timely: Give yourself a timeline so you have an immediate urgency helping propel you forward. For example, “I want to be able to run a mile in six weeks.”

A Thriveworks Maumelle counselor can go over the S.M.A.R.T concept in more detail and help you apply it to your goals. Counseling isn’t just for those struggling with depression, trauma, or other disorders. The goal of counseling is to help you live your best life, and setting successful goals is part of creating that best life.

I’ll admit I was one of those who set goals and let them slip away—until I learned about the S.M.A.R.T concept. I realized the problem I was having related to timeliness. My goals were attainable, but not in the timeline I’d set for myself. Like so many others, I’m prone to underestimating the amount of time projects and goals will take me to achieve. Once I started adjusting my goals to make them attainable in a reasonable amount of time, my success rate started drastically improving.

I began by listing the goals I wanted to accomplish and narrowing them down a reasonable number. From there, I worked backward to figure out what steps would need to happen before the goal could be accomplished. Next, I took each of those steps and figured out how much work each of those would take. I scheduled time in my planner to work on each of those steps. Using a planner allows me to set aside time to work on goals, schedule progress check-ins, and remain realistic about how much I can accomplish actually in a day. Doing so prevents overscheduling and the associated stress.

Whatever your goals, Thriveworks Maumelle counselors are ready to help you achieve them. We don’t keep a waiting list, and we can usually see you within 24 hours of your call. Our expanded hours make seeking the help you need even easier—so don’t wait. If you’d like help setting and achieving goals, or if you need help in any other area of mental health, we’re here to help.

Thriveworks Maumelle can be reached at (501) 628-9066.

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
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
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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