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Psychiatric Medications Prescribed By A Nurse Practitioner
Instead Of A “Psychiatrist Near Me” In Illinois and Iowa

Why would I see a Nurse Practitioner (NP) instead of a "psychiatrist near me" for psychiatric medications?

Often when you search online for a "psychiatrist near me", when you contact them to make an appointment you find that the psychiatrists at the clinic are booked out and that you won't be able to see one of them for months. Nurse Practitioners are often available a lot sooner and they can prescribe the same psychiatric medications as psychiatrists. So instead of searching for "psychiatrist near me" online, just give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners.

Ardent Counseling Center has nurse practitioners who can help you work through a wide range of problems and life struggles. Our nurse practitioners can help you determine the services that will work best in helping you move through your current situation.

Make an appointment today by calling us on (888) 870-1775 or by filling out our Contact Form.

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We Offer Medication Management For Issues Such As:


Anxiety comes in many forms, from common worries to debilitating panic attacks. Or OCD where you have recurrent thoughts, images or impulses that cause anxiety and distress.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Although no cure exists for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, medications and management strategies may improve symptoms.

Depressive Disorders

Depression impacts how you think, feel and behave, often leading to difficulty engaging in day-to-day activities.

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Woman receiving trauma counseling


Trauma can come in many forms, from physical and sexual abuse, to emotional neglect, to violence, war, and natural disasters. Trauma is an inevitable part of life. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.

Other Issues Psychiatric Medications Can Help With 


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or what was known as ADD, is a condition which both limits and expands attention.


Anger Management

People are motivated to seek out anger management for a variety of reasons, from being mandated to do so, to being asked by a loved one to seek help.


Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Borderline Intellectual Functioning is where a person has below average cognitive ability, but the deficit is not as severe as an intellectual disability.


Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder which causes people to interpret reality abnormally. It may result in some combination of delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking and behavior that impairs or disables normal daily functioning.

Book An Appointment Now!

To ask a question or to arrange an appointment, send us a message.

If you have insurance, most of the cost of your session may be covered by your insurance. If you don't have insurance, we provide a sliding scale of fees depending on which therapist you see and your financial situation. We provide face to face counseling if you live in Chicagoland and counseling anywhere via online counseling. Please note all information submitted via this contact form is kept confidential. However, please note that this is not a secure email transmission. In accordance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), "Personal Health Information" may not be included in this transmission. Thank you for your cooperation. Note: If you wish to make an appointment at the Grinnell or Williamsburg Iowa offices, please complete the contact form via Ardent's MidWest Counseling website. Or call 6412361644 for the Grinnell office or 3196681217  for the Williamsburg office. Note: If you would like to arrange for phone or video sessions or for an intensive retreat, please use this special contact form. It also contains some pricing details. * Required field

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    Note: If you wish to make an appointment at the Grinnell or Williamsburg Iowa offices, please complete the contact form via Ardent's MidWest Counseling website.