Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Cedar Rapids, IA

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Cedar Rapids, IA

A strong relationship can make even bad days look brighter. It gives us the support and confidence we need to move purposefully through life. And having the right person next to us makes the good times even sweeter.

Good relationships show occasional cracks, of course. Even the best romances labor through arguments, hurt feelings, and bouts of silence. That’s perfectly normal, sometimes even healthy in order to build stronger foundations. But some relationships become so distant or so quiet that they seem fundamentally broken. And the people in them might begin wondering about their futures.

If this sounds like your relationship, pause for a breath and then realize that help exists. With a Thriveworks couples counselor, you can begin to understand why your relationship has changed and explore ways to recover it. To learn more, consider calling Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, today for an appointment.

Common Reasons To Seek Relationship Counseling

A couples therapist can help those in troubled relationships find their bearings or those with strong relationships grow theirs deeper. Every couple can benefit from healthy discussion. One reason relationships suffer is that the individuals involved aren’t communicating.

Maybe communication — the ways you’re talking or how little you’re talking — is causing friction. That can be the source, or a symptom, of many relationship issues. Relationships are unique, but some common themes of discord can run through them.

Here are just a few reasons you might consider relationship counseling:

  • Infidelity
  • Substance issues
  • Disagreements over parenting decisions
  • Lack of romance or an unsatisfying sex life
  • Financial difficulties
  • Jealousy or trust issues
  • A sense of drifting apart
  • Major life transitions

Couples counseling can address more than the conflicts between two people. Perhaps one person is struggling with the loss of a loved one or job, which is affecting the relationship. Some couples might feel that another voice could lend a fresh perspective. And others might want to address minor issues before they become major ones.

Whatever your reasons for seeking couples counseling, the professional therapists at Thriveworks can offer ways to address them. If you need a place to discuss your relationship, consider making an appointment at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?

The role of a couples therapist can be defined simply: to help couples strengthen their relationships. But the work is detailed and nuanced, since each couple is different. To begin addressing your specific needs, a couples therapist will ask to discuss your history, your concerns, and your hopes for the future.

Honesty is vital during this process. Your therapist might speak with you together and as individuals to shape a complete perspective on the relationship. After that, a couples therapist can use one of several therapy methods to address the issues you brought.

One type of therapy is known as the Gottman Method. Founder John Gottman described this as “evidence-based” therapy, which means it follows research conducted through large-scale clinical trials. The exercises and interventions employed in the Gottman Method seek to increase respect and affection between couples and to produce calmer ways to resolve conflict.

Other treatment methods can include emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which centers on the ways couples interact; narrative therapy, in which couples embrace each other’s experiences; and relational life therapy, which can help couples define their relationship outside society’s traditional gender roles.

A couples therapist will work with you to determine the best approach to invigorate your marriage or relationship. If you think counseling might help, don’t hesitate to call Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA, for an appointment.

Schedule Marriage Counseling in Cedar Rapids, IA

Memories live at the center of a strong relationship. Your first date, first kiss, maybe even your first argument — they’re all vital elements of your life together.

But if those memories have begun to recede or become lost, couples counseling can help restore them. Since deciding to seek therapy is the first challenging step, Thriveworks wants to make the rest of the process as stress-free as possible.

You can make an appointment for couples counseling on weekdays, nights, or weekends, depending on the best fit for your schedule. Those making a first appointment often can schedule it within 24-48 hours and sometimes the very day they call.

Unable or uncomfortable discussing your concerns in-person? Thriveworks offers online counseling, allowing you to hold a session from home or wherever you choose. Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans and offers additional benefits to enhance your experience. They include a flexible cancellation policy, counselor-moderated community discussions and life coaching.

Relationships are precious and fragile, and too often we’re too late in trying to repair them. You don’t have to let yours deteriorate. If your relationship could benefit from couples counseling, call today for an appointment at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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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!

★★★★★
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!

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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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Susan is the best. She has a way of mixing her professional expertise with so much compassion that you feel better just walking into her office. I highly recommend this beautiful soul.
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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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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

★★★★★
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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