Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Brookfield, IL.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Brookfield, Illinois.


Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Anxiety Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Chronic stress and anxiety are so prevalent in our society today. Especially with all of our gadgets and the fast pace of everything. It's difficult, and sometimes even near impossible to slow down. Anxiety can contribute to physical illness, sleep deprivation, and cause you to generally feel miserable. By giving my clients multiple therapeutic techniques, I've helped most of my clients successfully eliminate the need for their anti-anxiety medications. After working with me, my clients have experienced a significant reduction in chronic worrying, physical symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, etc.), and improved the overall quality of their lives.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Today's world brings many stressors into our lives. I would encourage the individual to discuss their stressors, and assist them in learning positive coping strategies. Sometimes it is difficult to make these changes after years of habits, but I would stress the benefits of change. I would encourage the individual not to have such impossible standards for their behavior, which often leads to stress and anxiety. I have found that many individuals who are supportive of their friends often over extend themselves, so I would also encourage healthy boundaries.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Treating anxiety and stress is a major part of what I do as a Clinical Psychologist. I have a wide range of techniques that I can draw upon, some of which can be utilized for online or telephone therapy, while others can require office visits. When using the telephone I find it very useful to not only analyze and find solutions to your problems, but to also use workbooks, online programs, and the many different CD's that are available. This will certainly increase your coping skills. Medication is always a possibility from an MD.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Brookfield.

I work with many patients living with daily anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress can rob a person of their quality of life and can ultimately negatively effect their physical health. Accordingly, I look at it as almost a personal safety issue. Quickly developing strategies to manage anxiety and stress is essential for my patients. Honestly, sometimes a person can not do it without medication, at least in the short term. Accordingly, I refer patients to one of several caring psychiatrists who can treat them as a supplement to talk therapy.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Stress and anxiety seems to be on the rise in our society today, and it effects all of us in one way or another. For those that struggle especially with anxiety and stress issues, to the point that it adversely affects their family, their relationships, their job, school or their overall happiness in life, the staff at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center can help.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Most people think of anxiety as a terrible enemy. It doesn’t have to be. Anxiety is a normal part of life, and it’s a vital part of your survival. You actually need some anxiety to perform efficiently. The problem isn't anxiety. The problem is when anxiety gets out of control ... That's when you have an anxiety disorder. Diagnosis of an anxiety disorder means you have problems dealing with stress and pressure. You may be ashamed of it, but you really shouldn’t be: as many as 15% of the population suffers from anxiety. Along with depression, anxiety disorders are the most common and widespread psychological conditions. I can help with this condition.

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 60563 - Nearby to Brookfield.

We are anxiety specialist treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorder and all other forms of anxiety. We use specific evidence-based treatments designed to put you in control again and bring symptom relief. We help you think through the causes of your stress and what you can do to get back in control. We work closely with physicians and can refer for medication if needed. We offer not only skills to conquer anxiety but our patients walk away understanding why the anxiety developed in the first place. Our patients feel stronger, educated and equipped to handle anxiety and stress as they move forward.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Similar in approach to the treatment of depression, I take a holistic approach to the treatment of anxiety and stress disorders. I seek to restore function and break the momentum cause by ineffective habits that were created as a knee-jerk way of responding to anxiety symptoms. The instinct to try to control our emotional experience is strong and understandable, but often creates difficulties that make anxiety symptoms more entrenched and difficult to treat. Learning techniques of relaxation and mindfulness are instrumental in the effective treatment of anxiety symptoms and regaining the kind of balance lost in the unrestrained experience of anxiety symptoms.

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety and stress are a normal part of life, but are problematic when it interferes with your ability to function well. Therapy can provide psycho-education and an understanding of how you experience anxiety and stress in order to best manage it. Physical symptoms, emotional distress, and thought rumination are common aspects of anxiety and stress and we can begin to relieve and treat each of these through therapeutic approaches.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Stress and anxiety is very prevalent in our society. How it is experienced is very individualistic and therefore requires treatment to be tailor-made for each person. Thoughts and beliefs will be examined because this is where substantial changes can be made. We all have "stressors" in our lives while "stress" is the way we respond. I am very helpful with the individual's stress response and symptoms. I train the client in how to maintain their own regulation which teaching each person how to breathe and stay grounded as we know that when the sympathetic nervous system is aroused, there can be numerous symptoms that need to be addressed which are individual fear responses.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety is miserable but it's also one of the easier things to treat in therapy. Whether you are stressed out and worried about "everything" or if your anxiety has a compulsive side to it I can help. I enjoy working with anxious people because there is a lot of energy that can get channeled towards fast improvement. I initially approach anxiety work from a cognitive side as to how the thought processes generate the anxiety. Understanding the emotions underneath the anxiety is an important part of the process as well. I work with generalized anxiety (worriers), OCD, social anxiety, and specific anxieties. Believe it or not - anxiety work can actually be fun and there's often a lot of laughs.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Very few things are as paralyzing as anxiety and stress. They can ruin your life and take over. Anxiety and stress can be managed. You can lead a healthier, happier, more peaceful life. We will not only help you with here and now techniques to deal with your anxiety in the moment. We also want to get to the deeper issues that keep the anxiety coming back so you can find true healing.

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH
Anxiety Counselor

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60439 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Anxiety Counselor

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety can be hard to deal with it. Anxiety can cause worries, fears, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, lack of sleep and concentration. In counseling, you learn about negative thoughts and behaviors can contribute and trigger anxiety. Counseling helps to uncover the underlying causes. Together we find ways to relax, look at situations in a different ways, and to cope.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anxiety Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Are you feeling overwhelmed from stress and anxiety? Is it getting in the way of your work, personal life, and even relationships? The good news is that therapy can help. When you see me for therapy, we will identify events contributing to your stress and anxiety and create a plan together to cope with them so that you can get back to enjoying your life again. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety is what we feel when we worry too much about the future or overthink events from the past in the present moment. It's a physiological experience that can feel overwhelming, even frightening at times, it can prevent us from making good decisions or prevent us from making any decisions at all! Fortunately anxiety is treatable, in many case without medication. I will help you understand anxiety and provide you with tools and strategies you can use to begin to free your mind. Within a few sessions, most clients are able to think more clearly and make better decisions. They feel more at ease and relaxed to do the things they'd like to do to lead a happier life.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety feels terrible - locking away our natural gifts - interfering with our ability to live a joyful life. There are many interventions which can help us gain control over anxiety. Visualization and imagery, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, thought changing, exercise, energy therapies, music and research-based writing techniques - even good nutrition - are all effective methods for reducing anxiety. You can learn more about some of these interventions by logging on to the website www.mypainmanagement.net. The website contains interactive modules for managing a variety of emotions, including anxiety. I was the content author for these modules and use all of these methods in my practice.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Brookfield.

I work with anxiety and stress using a cognitive behavioral approach. The goal is to help the client learn that they can manage their anxiety and stress. This is done through gaining insight into their perception and thinking around the circumstances causing them stress. We also work to help them reduce the anxiety through physical activity including exercise and relaxation. Combining the thought process with the physical component work well in reducing anxiety and stress.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB
Anxiety Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60540 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Are you feeling anxious and stressed? Do you feel like you can't control your anxiety? Working with an anxiety specialist has been shown to be an effective treatment to reduce anxiousness and stress. Within a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment, I will work closely with you to identify the causes of your anxiety, to develop effective coping skills, and to make positive and enduring life changes. I often incorporate relaxation training, mindfulness, thought changing, lifestyle guidance, and biofeedback to help reduce anxiety symptoms.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Brookfield.

If you are anxious and stressed out, you will be able to (1) know how to decrease and manage your anxiety and stress through (2) knowing what causes the anxiety and stress you have (3) discovering three to five ways to reduce and manage your anxious feelings and thoughts (4) discovering three techniques for managing and reducing your stress (5) finding new meaning and purpose in your life

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Anxiety is an intruder! It interferes in an individual's daily life and interpersonal relationships. My approach to anxiety is straightforward: "Either you manage anxiety or it will manage you." The good news is that with knowledge about anxiety and the right tools you can manage this intruder. I teach my clients about the two primary responses to anxiety (one good and the other not good) and give them the strategies and management tools they need to keep this intruder from ruling their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Do you long for relationships with others but are afraid to take risks because of how you might be perceived? Do you avoid people, places or experiences? Is your life feeling more constrained and difficult to enjoy things you once experienced. If so you may be dealing with something commonly known as an Anxiety Disorder. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. It is a normal feeling that we are born with to keep us safe from danger. The problem is when anxiety levels b/c elevated it can be very debilitating and keep people from a full life. Approximately 25% of the population experiences elevated levels of anxiety and there is help. Contact us to set up a consultation.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Brookfield.

I work extensively with Anxiety issues in all forms: Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias and life stressors. I have been a member of ADAA (Anxiety Disorders of America) for over 20 years. Working with my clients in a solution-oriented approach brings about positive change in a managable amount of time. You do not need to suffer with anxiety. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. There is always hope for a better life and freedom from anxiety.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Brookfield.

If you are experiencing stress and anxiety, I will help you learn strategies to manage the stress while helping you process and work through these experiences. It is my goal to fully understand you and grasp how this impacts your life; I work to integrate each biopsychosocial aspect of your experience when working through anxiety and stress. I will provide you guidance and support while empowering you to overcome these obstacles and helping you growing from them.

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60189 - Nearby to Brookfield.

Any change – good or bad – can be exhausting. I will help you identify the source of your triggers and find ways to adjust so that life doesn't feel so overwhelming. The racing thoughts you have and anxiety you feel does have to control your life. We’ll identify which ways you are overestimating stress and underestimating your ability to cope. You will be less stressed and more present after we finish our work together.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Brookfield, IL.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of stress therapists in Brookfield, Illinois who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Brookfield, IL will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Brookfield is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 3.06 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Brookfield is 18,944 people with 7,001 households and a median annual income of $74,875. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Brookfield, IL

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Brookfield for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Brookfield public health department.