Cedar Rapids Psychiatrists — Appointments Available in IA

Cedar Rapids Psychiatrists — Appointments Available in IA

If you are having issues with your heart or lungs, you call a doctor. If you have a high fever or symptoms you don’t recognize, you call a doctor. But what about when you’re having trouble concentrating or you’re struggling with your self-identity? Or when you’re experiencing unexplainable mood swings or panic attacks? What do you do then?

The truth is, many people choose to face those feelings by themselves and don’t seek professional help. Maybe they’re embarrassed to talk about what they’re going through or think that it’s somehow their fault. Perhaps they figure they’ll be able to “get over it” soon if they just keep “pushing through.”

Unfortunately, mental illnesses typically won’t disappear on their own. They require medical treatment under the guidance of a trained professional, just like any other ailment. Millions of Americans consult mental health professionals every year, including students, parents, neighbors, and colleagues.

At Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, professional help is available when you’re ready to take action. Our licensed psychiatrists can help you reduce your symptoms, get to the bottom of your situation, and customize a course of action to get you back on your feet.

What Kinds of Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat?

Psychiatrists work with clients to overcome a wide spectrum of mental health issues. Some people suffer from mild symptoms, some from severe issues, and others fall somewhere in between.

Here are some of the disorders that a psychiatrist can help treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Insomnia
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline personality disorder

This isn’t an exhaustive list but these are some of the most common mental health conditions that psychiatrists are equipped to diagnose and treat. Consider reaching out to one of our Cedar Rapids psychiatrists today to schedule your first appointment.

What Is a Psychiatrist? What Do They Do?

The biggest difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals is that psychiatrists are medical doctors. In order to obtain their license, they must attend medical school to either earn an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). They then complete three to four years of additional hands-on training, typically in a specialty area of their choice.

Psychiatrists bring a medical perspective to the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Psychiatrists are able to order medical labs and administer psychological tests to help paint a more comprehensive picture of your emotional and physical well-being. They can assess your physical and psychological symptoms, prescribe medication when needed, and provide a number of other forms of treatment.

Once they make a diagnosis, a psychiatrist can work with you to devise a treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and symptoms. This often takes the form of talk therapy, medication, or a combination of treatment options.

Some of the medications psychiatrists prescribe include:

  • Antidepressants: These balance neurotransmitters in the brain to stabilize emotions and promote a positive mood.
  • Anti-anxiety medications: These medications can reduce the occurrence of panic attacks and extreme feelings of fear or worry.
  • Mood stabilizers: These help people who suffer from uncontrollable mood swings. They are often prescribed for individuals with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other mood disorders.
  • Stimulants: These medications promote focus and alertness. They are often prescribed to people with ADHD and can supplement depression treatment.

In addition to working with you throughout your mental health journey, a psychiatrist may also refer you to a therapist for more consistent therapy sessions to help you learn coping mechanisms and distress tolerance skills. Though psychiatrists can administer talk therapy themselves, it is common for them to collaborate with other mental health professionals as part of a client’s treatment.

If you’re ready to see how a psychiatrist can help you, contact us at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Schedule an Appointment With a Licensed Psychiatrist in Cedar Rapids, IA

Scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist is a great first step in getting the help you need. At Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, we make scheduling your first session as easy as possible.

Call our Cedar Rapids office and you could see a provider in as little as 24-48 hours. Our psychiatry appointments are conducted remotely for your convenience, either by phone or video chat. Time slots are available throughout the week and on weekends, with extended hours in the mornings and evenings. If something comes up last minute, you can take advantage of our flexible cancellation policy.

We accept insurance and offer our clients several enrollment perks including our Therapy Buddy app, app-based billing support, and active community forums moderated by our team. If issues arise between sessions, you can always reach your psychiatrist by phone or email.

When you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, call Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Deissy is the best!

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I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
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Susan Wills is amazing!

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Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
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Susan makes Thriveworks WORK

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I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
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Helping me take control of my life again

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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
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Susan Wills is the kindness, warmest person!

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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
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This place is awesome!

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I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
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Thriveworks counseling has changed my life!

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I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
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Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
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Susan Wills

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Susan is an amazing therapist. She is extremely warm and caring and genuinely seems to love what she does. She always seems truly happy to see you and creates such an accepting, safe atmosphere. She is also very knowledgeable and offers you helpful resources, tools, and ideas for working on between sessions. I couldn’t recommend Susan enough, she has helped me so much.
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Wonderful Experience with Susan Wills

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I have had such a wonderful experience working with Susan. She has truly helped me overcome many obstacles in my life and I'm very thankful for her. She makes me feel very comfortable and confident, and I'm so pleased with everything she's helped me with and the tools she's provided me with. I look forward to continuing my counseling with her.
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Thriveworks is Great

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Susan Wills is wonderful. She always is in a great mood and has very insightful things to tell me that help me manage my anxiety. I always leave her office with a positive outlook on the next week.
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Susan Wills

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Amazing Therapist who has helped me soo much. Would highly recommend. She is very kind and takes time to listen and fix your mindset in the nicest way possible.
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Thriveworks is a great place

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Susan Willis at Thriveworks is absolutely wonderful. She has been very helpful and caring, I am learning to have such a better outlook on life. I am very grateful to be going to her to become a better person!
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Susan Wills

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Susan Wills is an amazing counselor. I have been going to her for several months now and she has helped me with adjusting to my new life in Texas and overcoming the challenges that life presents. Susan is a great listener, can relate to her clients and provides meaningful homework assignments to help her clients meet their goals. I have seen several counselors in the past and I have made more progress working with Susan by attending sessions and doing the work necessary outside of our sessions to improve my mental health.
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Susan Wills

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Susan is awesome! She is a great listener and has recommend tools that have helped me so much with all the issues that I have brought to her. I look forward to our time together. She is very easy to be around.
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Excellent care

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Susan Wills has been instrumental in helping me deal with stress and anxiety due to health related issues. I am truly grateful for the tools and insight she provides.
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SUSAN wills

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Amazing therapist. Really helping me a lot and is giving me new ways to work through issues
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Susan Wills

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A Caring and Helpful Counselor

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Susan Wills has been my therapist for a few months now. I had never attended therapy before, but felt I needed to in order to get my emotions in order. She is so good at her help, that never feel like I've been through "therapy", but always leave her office in a much better mood and can more easily handle the stresses and difficulties my life seems to bring. I would recommend her to anyone, especially if you've never had therapy or counseling before.
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great counselor

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Susan Wills is encouraging and a wonderful motivator. She has provided me with the tools I need for success.
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Very Please

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I have been seeing Rhonda Griffin for a few months, and she has been great. She has been helping me navigate a very difficult time in my life. I'm very thankful for the support and the thought provoking work she gives me. This is the first time where I've felt my counselor has helped me grow. I also love that the office is convenient and the appointments are always on time.
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I love this place

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I just love coming here Mrs. Wills never fails to make me smile with her constant encoragement and cheer. I never fail to leave here with a grin spreading wide across my face. She always gives me great strtagies. I just have on thing to say. Thank you!
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Susan

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It has been such a pleasure meeting with Susan. I can always tell that she is genuinely happy to meet with me and has been a remarkably positive force in my life as both a counselor and life coach.
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So grateful for Susan Wills!

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I have gone to therapy off and on in my life, and I've never felt more supported than I do with Susan Wills. She's approachable and encouraging, and she's truly invested in my success. Our appointments have been so helpful for me. I'm so grateful I found Susan.
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Susan Wills highly recommended

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I was going through a very difficult time and truly needed professional help. Luckily, I found Susan and a partnership began. She was so attentive and so caring at a critical time. She was honest, up front and extremely helpful. If you seek excellent counseling, reach out to Susan.
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Susan Wills

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I believe everything happens for a reason. I've had difficulty even meeting a therapist. I've had therapists cancel on me before even meeting them.. and then there was Susan. She has already done wonders on me and my self-growth. She gives you resources and outlets to use in between sessions. She takes the time to listen and make you feel valued and cared for. She is having me practice gratitude and to be honest, she is what I am most grateful for at this stage in my life. I feel stronger everyday now. Please know she is one of a kind and deserves your time if you are willing. Anyone is lucky to have her!!!
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recommendation

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I've been seeing Susan in Cedar Park for a little over a month. She's awesome! She's helping me navigate through a very difficult and stressful situation! I highly recommend Thriveworks, and Susan! I wish you well in your journey.
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Miss Management

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Poor management they tried to take $100 dollars from me for a missed appointment when I was sick.
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Poor management

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This place can't keep staff. In the short time that I was seen here, two of my therapists left. Avoid thriveworks
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  • 725 Boyson Rd Suite 100
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • Mon-Fri:6AM-11PM
    Saturday:6AM-5PM
    Sunday:7AM-4PM

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