Despite how much progress we’ve made as a society in raising awareness for mental health issues, there still remains some level of stigma. People who wouldn’t dream of ignoring asthma or diabetes keep quiet about their depression, anxiety, or eating disorders.
Fortunately, strides are being made to shatter the myths and stereotypes surrounding mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues. Public figures are increasingly speaking out about their own struggles and the importance of getting help when you need it. If you’re struggling, you’re hardly alone. In fact, you’re in good company. Around 1 in 5 U.S. adults deal with a mental problem.
They include actress Emma Stone (anxiety), singer Lady Gaga (post-traumatic stress disorder), Grammy-winner Kendrick Lamar (depression), model Chrissy Teigen (postpartum depression), and rapper Kid Cudi (suicidal urges). Prince Harry has talked about getting therapy for the “total chaos” of his late 20s. Former first lady Michelle Obama wasn’t shy about persuading the 44th president to attend marriage counseling.
Simply put, there’s no shame in seeing a licensed professional. Some of the greatest Hollywood stars, politicians, CEOs, and entrepreneurs have sought out counseling and therapy services for all kinds of issues.
If you’re interested in seeing what mental health counseling or therapy can do for you, consider making an appointment today at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids. Our psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counselors, family therapists, and psychotherapists have years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. We’re standing by to help you find health, happiness, and fulfillment in your life.
Who Benefits from Counseling or Therapy Services?
Only you can decide when you’re ready to get help. But generally speaking, virtually everyone can benefit from chatting with an experienced counselor or therapist. Mental health problems affect people of all ages, races, education levels, socioeconomic backgrounds, and walks of life.
Every day, school teachers, attorneys, ministers, and doctors attend therapy. Homemakers, delivery drivers, and bartenders get help. Your mother-in-law probably goes to therapy. Your yoga instructor might be that serene and patient for a reason.
No issue is too great or too small. You needn’t wait until you hit the proverbial rock bottom; counseling services can teach better ways of coping with loneliness, fear, stress, and anger before they balloon into far worse problems.
Here are some common red flags that counselors address with clients:
- Uncharacteristic mood swings
- Strained relationships
- Social withdrawal
- Low self-esteem
- Fading interest in hobbies, sports, or other activities enjoyed in the past
- Overall apathy
- Declining performance at work or school
- Anxiety over a big life change such as divorce, job loss, or a major move
- Feeling that circumstances are out of one’s control
- Feelings of isolation
- Increasing use of substances to cope with stress, anxiety, or sadness
- Thoughts of self-harm
Even if you can’t pinpoint a specific cause for your concern and just want to talk to someone, we’re here to help. To connect with a caring mental health counselor, give us a call at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids
We make scheduling your appointment as convenient as possible. New clients can often get same-day or next-day appointments and finding a mental health professional to fit your schedule couldn’t be easier.
We accept many health insurance plans and offer the following additional benefits:
- Personalized care
- Weekend and evening hours
- Online counseling
- Video and eBook resources
- Answers to quick questions by phone or email
If you’re ready to thrive, we can help. To get started with one of our licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, or other mental health experts, contact us at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids today.
Where Is Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids Located?
Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids is located right off of Boyson Rd, right across from Friendship Baptist Church. We’re next door to Hidden Creek Storage and Hidden Creek Apartments and Boyson Heights Senior Living. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out.