Cedar Rapids, Iowa Therapists

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Megan Carnahan
MSW, LISW
In-Person Sessions:

Iowa City, Iowa

My goal as your therapist is to help you address the issues that have kept you feeling "stuck" in life. I use an individualized approach when working with each client, and together we will facilitate the changes you desire. My role as therapist is...
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Riverside, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

Elisa has almost a decade of experience providing mental health and support services to clients of all ages. She has special interest in working with survivors of trauma and abuse and utilizing EMDR for the treatment. Elisa is able to provide mental...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

*Accepting new clients for in person or telehealth! Evening sessions available* You’re here, looking for a space where you can be heard without any judgement. You say everything is “fine”, but you know it’s not. 2020 has been absolutely...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

Today's world is difficult to navigate. Am I doing the right things for my children? Am I making the right career moves? Does my relationship need attention? Do my children need extra support? How can I be a better friend? Sometimes the list seems...
Brandis McFarland
LMHC, MA, CEDS
In-Person Sessions:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

Hello, I am a Masters level, Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I have been in private practice for 16 years and in the field for 18 years post graduate degree. I am passionate about treating individuals and...
In-Person Sessions:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

A straightforward approach is necessary in order to promote lasting change. My goal as your therapist is to create a comfortable environment for you to identify and express your thoughts and feelings. I have worked in the mental health field for 15+...
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Iowa City, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

At times in our lives, each of us need objective support. I have guided and witnessed others as a mental health professional for the past 12 years, and throughout my life as a family member, a friend, and a teacher. I believe that at our core, each...
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North Liberty, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

We provide professional mental health services for individuals, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups. We provide a nonjudgmental environment with an atmosphere the is nestled in the country. We also have an Equine Assisted Therapy...
Erin Thiemann
LMHC, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

Life can be overwhelming and we all need validation that we have the strength to carry on. You might wish that you were more confident in your relationships, parenting, career, or in yourself. Maybe you would like to regain your identity after...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, I am now providing online therapy. I have my doctorate in clinical psychology and am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatments proven to increase children's positive feelings and ability to cope. I...
Elise Perea
LMHC, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

My goals are to help you reach YOUR goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space where you feel safe, and can grow and share. Perhaps you are working through life transitions, feeling stuck, or wondering about how to feel more calm and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

Dr. Green earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Health Psychology, from Iowa State University in 2004. Dr. Green is a licensed psychologist, researcher, and college educator who has devoted her professional life to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

I strive to empower individuals and help others achieve their goals through insight and developing personal strengths. I believe developing healthy relationships, finding life balance, and restoring an individual's inner world is vital in...
Anne Wiser
LISW, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Iowa City, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

I am a clinical social worker licensed to provide mental health services. I obtained my masters of social work from The University of Iowa in 2011. Prior to this, I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado and as such,...
Richard Stapleton
LMHC, LPCC 15, Ed.D.
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Iowa City, Iowa

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Iowa, Minnesota

Rich Stapleton is Core Faculty at Walden University in the Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program, accredited by CACREP. He has been practicing since 2005 and started out his career working in Aurora, Colorado at an all-girls residential...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Iowa

As a therapist, I believe that a person is more than just what they have experienced. Each one of us is made up of so many different thoughts, emotions and ideas, and I have devoted my career to finding ways of honoring who you are, as well as who...

Mental Health Resources in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Every city has its own unique challenges to finding a mental health caregiver, and Cedar Rapids is no different. While Iowa has been ranked as one of the happiest states for its economic environment and geographical beauty, many of its inhabitants suffer from mental illness, whether chronic or temporary.

One in five Iowans, or about 600,000 residents, live with a mental illness. Almost 37,000 struggle with a serious mental illness that significantly affects their quality of life. A little more than 21,000 Linn County residents suffer from some kind of moderate mental illness, and more than 6,600 residents suffer from a clinical disorder or persistent functional impairment. From 2012 to 2016, Linn County topped Jones, Cedar, Iowa, and Benton Counties for most poor mental health days. From 2010 to 2013, Linn County had the highest number of mental health emergency room visits. Sadly, the suicide rate in Linn County in 2016 topped the state rate. Ninety percent of persons committing suicide have an underlying mental illness. Suicide and homicide rank among the top five causes of death for residents of Linn County who are 54 or younger.

The state of mental health in Iowa has been one of crisis for several years. In 2015, the state government closed two of four existing mental health hospitals, reducing the already small number of psychiatric beds. Iowa consistently ranks as one of the lowest states in its overall treatment of mental health, with only 1.2 psychiatric beds available per 100,000 adults. This is far below the national average of 12 beds per 100,000. About one-third of those in Iowa jails are in need of mental health services.

The opioid crisis has also left its mark throughout Iowa. As of 2016, it is estimated that 6.2 people per 100,000 will die of an opioid overdose. Additionally, the total drug overdose rate was 10.6 people per 100,000. The drug crisis facing Iowans and all Americans is one of the top priorities for mental health caregivers.

Effects of Education, Divorce Rates, and Other Criteria

Slightly over 11 percent of the population of Cedar Rapids lives in poverty. Only 32 percent have received a bachelor’s degree or higher. Both poverty and a lack of education can lower the chances of people seeking treatment for mental illness.

The divorce rate in Iowa is 1.2 per thousand people as of 2015, lower than the national average of 3.2 per thousand people. Divorce can negatively impact the mental wellbeing of both children and adults. Often, those who are divorced or separated experience spikes in depression and anxiety. Some people turn to alcohol, drugs, or smoking as coping mechanisms. These risk factors are why it is so important for those who have gone through a separation or divorce to consider seeking help from mental health caregivers. It is also why couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriage should consider individual and joint counseling.

Many people go without receiving the mental health care they need and deserve. Some are afraid to receive treatment because of stigma or out of concern for the cost, while others struggle to find an available therapist or counselor.

Mental Health Resources in Cedar Rapids

Iowa ranks 47th in the nation for the number of practicing psychiatrists, yet there are well over half a million residents who require care. Until 2016, there were only about 300 psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who could prescribe necessary psychiatric medications. That number is growing under new legislation but will take a number of years to come into full force. Wait times for appointments can often be long, and many caregivers are unable to take on new patients. This disparity makes it difficult for some patients to find access to a mental health care professional.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Cedar Rapids

You do not have to look for mental health treatment on your own. Our directory is designed to help you find a therapist in Cedar Rapids. We can help match you with a qualified caregiver faster than your insurance company can, eliminating the hassle of extensive paperwork. Our directory is also focused on providing you with the best information on therapists in your area, so you can be sure you are receiving care from a trustworthy, quality mental health care professional.