Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Chicago, IL.

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


Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 331-703-5032

Anxiety and stress are two issues I commonly address in therapy and are often the first to be addressed due to the importance of getting back on track with your lives. Adlerian therapy helps to understand past issues that may be affecting you currently, and Internal Family Systems will help to identify and quell the parts of you that feel most anxious or stressed.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

2865 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 773-270-0469

I work with many children, teenagers, and young adults who manage varying levels of anxiety. In the pediatric population anxiety comes out in a variety of ways including social anxiety, test anxiety, school refusal, panic attacks, and constant worries. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based intervention that I adapt for pediatric clients to help them overcome anxiety. If your child lives in a constant state of fear that something terrible will happen, don't delay another day, call to set up an appointment and start your child on the road to reducing anxiety.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Chicago, IL 60601 | (847) 909-9858

We offer expert treatment of anxiety and stress. In keeping with the philosophy of our clinic, we start by providing an accurate understanding of what is causing the underlying anxiety and stress. We are then able to tailor targeted treatment strategies to the underlying causes of the anxiety and stress. At Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C., we offer counseling and psychiatric medicaton management of these problems. We work on improving coping skills and offer specialized training in biofeedback and relaxation techniques. Our staff of psychiatric nurse practitioners provide medical treatment of anxiety and stress.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

500 N. Michigan, Avenue, Suite 1530, Chicago, Illinois 60611 | 847-868-3443

Occasional anxiety and stress is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious or “stressed out” when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety or stress does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Therapy can greatly benefit the person seeking treatment from anxiety and stress.

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773-766-7727

I help my clients identify where their anxiety and stress is stemming from. Not what triggers it, but what ideas about themselves and the world causes them to respond to triggers with anxiety and stress. After identifying the causes of these uncomfortable feelings, we can find ways to be present and aware of when this comes up and learn to accept and manage it in the moment.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

6677 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 234B, , Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712 | 847–915–0331

Our modern lives often put us in a state of persistent stress, leading to restlessness, irritability, and anxiety. What perplexes us is: the more we try to get rid of our anxiety, the more the anxiety seems to have a tight control over us — a phenomenon called the "control paradox." People often try to get rid of their anxiety with a coping strategy called “experiential avoidance.” Unfortunately, avoiding what we fear only ends up perpetuating our anxiety. The good news is: anxiety disorders are highly treatable with counseling/therapy. Don't allow anxiety to take your life quality away from you! You can reclaim your inner peace and equanimity. Help is available.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

3166 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 207, Chicago, Illinois 60657 | 773.498.3799 (Ext. 1)

Everyone experiences some level of stress and/or anxiety, but what happens when it becomes debilitating or starts affecting other areas of your life? This is where I step in and provide the benefits of therapy. I can provide a safe and empathic environment for you to navigate through these stressors, develop healthier means of coping, and ultimately alleviate most of your distress.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

750 Almar Parkway, Suite 201, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 | 815-935-5053

I work with individuals who have experienced some kind of stressful life event. I help them work through the stressor and in the process they learn better ways to manage their stress and anxiety. They will then be able to resolve the life stressor which allows them to turn the potential defeat into a personal victory. As a result my clients often end up with increased self confidence as a result of dealing with their stressful life event.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

1136 S Delano Ct Suite B21, Chicago, Illinois 60605 | 630-423-6010

Together we can explore how anxiety and stress manifest for you, and then address these symptoms head on. By incorporating tools from CBT, DBT and mindfulness-based intervention we will find what works best for you to better manage the physical, emotional, and relational difficulties of you may face. Through this direct approach, you will begin to feel more confident in yourself and your ability to face daily challenges.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

77 W. Washington St, Suite 1114, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 312-637-8447

Are you troubled by constant worry and fear? Do you have fear of social situations and connecting with others? Perhaps you have had a life experience or trauma which keeps you anxious and afraid? Do you always worry about the worst thing happening? Do you feel like you never do enough the right way? These feelings and thoughts cause anxiety and debilitating stress. My approach with you is to identify these feelings and thoughts and to help you understand how these patterns stifle your happiness. You can learn practical ways to manage, decrease and work to eliminate these patterns of stressful living. You can find a healthy, happy and hopeful outlook again. Contact me today.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

25 East Washington St. , Suite 1719, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 708-308-4149

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Chicago, Illinois 60608 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4050 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 312-401-6574

Anxiety is everywhere. Technology, business, parenting, relationships - we seem to be inundated with anxiety and stress. Therapy with Amanda can help you to slow down and better understand your triggers. Living a more mindful life is possible. Working with Amanda will allow you to identify your coping skills and decrease your anxiety and stress.



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Chicago is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 227.34 square miles and a water area of 6.80 square miles.  The population of Chicago is 2.72 million people with 1.04 million households and a median annual income of $48,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Chicago may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chicago public health department.