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Discover how starting therapy with a seasonal depression can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Seasonal depression therapy

What is seasonal depression therapy?

Seasonal depression therapy treats seasonal affective disorder, a condition that results from the shift of seasons—often from fall into winter, which means it’s tied to less daylight exposure. Treatment is similar to what’s done for depression, but with the addition of other techniques that address the source of the depressed state (light exposure or seasonal change).

How does seasonal depression therapy work?

Seasonal depression therapy can utilize techniques like CBT as well as medications like SSRIs, depending on the severity of an individual’s symptoms. Light therapy, which involves sitting by a \”light box\” for a certain amount of time each day to increase one’s daily exposure to daylight in darker climates, is another common approach.

Is seasonal depression therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks seasonal depression in Maumelle is conducted both in person and virtually via online counseling. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does seasonal depression therapy last?

Seasonal depression therapy may last as long as symptoms last, which can be four or more months, though treatment can start taking effect in just a few weeks. Some people may also prefer to get continual support from a mental health professional for their seasonal affective disorder in order to treat it more effectively. Because of this, treatment duration will likely vary depending on the severity of symptoms and the client’s personal goals. Thriveworks Maumelle therapists work with clients to create goals and potential timelines for treatment.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Therapy in Maumelle, AR—Therapists and Counselors

What exactly does the winter have to do with mental health? A lot, as it turns out. In the cooler months of the fall and winter, some people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We all know there’s less sunlight during the winter. What many don’t realize is that it can cause unexpected changes in mental health. If you are experiencing a depressed mood in the winter (or other specific times of year), reach out to Thriveworks Maumelle for help. We can assess, diagnose, and treat seasonal affective disorder.

What Causes Depression in the Winter?

Our mood is significantly impacted by the amount of sunlight we receive, since lower sunlight levels combined with the time change can alter melatonin (related to sleep regulation) and serotonin levels (affects mood). Additionally, people often don’t make movement a priority during the winter, and exercise is an important preventative measure to take for almost all mental health disorders. People who experience SAD usually feel some of the below symptoms during the winter and early spring, but feel fine once the days stretch out again in late spring and summer.

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

SAD is a subset of major depression that includes (Mayo Clinic):

  • Feeling depressed most of nearly every day
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Low energy
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sluggishness or agitation
  • Difficulty concentrating

Additionally, winter- and fall-onset seasonal affective disorder may include:

  • Irritability
  • Trouble getting along with others
  • Hypersensitivity to rejection
  • Oversleeping
  • Appetite changes and weight gain

Most of these symptoms are relatively harmless if experienced one at at a time—and only on occasion—but if you experience more than one at a time, or any of them for an on-going period, it’s crucial to take action. In particular, if you experience lasting changes in appetite or on-going depression, it’s a good idea to contact a counselor in order to avoid negative changes in your health. During your sessions, we’ll work on addressing any negative thoughts or behaviors that are making you feel worse. Our experienced counselors can also help you learn how to manage stress and anxiety, both of which contribute to the severity of S.A.D effects.

Treating Seasonal Depression

There are a few steps you can take to improve your mood immediately, including exercising regularly and opening the blinds and curtains in your home to let more light in. If the weather is temperate enough, consider taking daily walks outside to get more exposure to direct sunlight.

If you think you’re feeling the effects of seasonal affective disorder, know that you are not alone. It impacts thousands of people each year, many of whom aren’t aware of what’s going on, instead blaming their mood on the stress of the holidays or the cold weather. The good news is you don’t have to accept this as “just the way things are.” Treatment is available, and with it, you can enjoy life year-round.

Schedule Seasonal Affective Disorder Help at Thriveworks Maumelle

As always, Thriveworks Maumelle counselors are here for you, even if you’re not exactly sure what the problem is. We don’t have a waiting list. If you want to feel better, we can help. Thriveworks Maumelle Counseling can be reached online or by phone at 501.628.9066

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Maumelle therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • 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
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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.
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
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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!
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

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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