Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Columbia, IL.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Anxiety and stress are a very normal part of life but sometimes life's changes can cause anxiety to become bigger than you can handle. The good news is anxiety is very treatable! I utilize a series of exercises and activities that help my clients understand the anxiety and then control the anxiety. It takes a combination of coping skills to find the peacefulness of life without anxiety, but whether you are a child or adult it is possible to live without it!

Anxiety Counselor

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Stress is a fact of life. Learning to deal with it productively can require employing strategies that help alleviate anxiety in the immediate circumstance (mindfulness, relaxation techniques, etc.) and also strategies that help us identify and tap into deep and abiding sources of encouragement and strength, building our conscious connections with God and with others as we address our core fears and the core relational beliefs that may be sources of ongoing anxiety.

Anxiety Counselor

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Have you ever tried to sleep and its like the switch turns on and your brain starts racing 1,000 miles an hour? Images, sounds, past and future conversations, to-do lists...etc. Anxiety is a monster. I like to train my clients to look anxiety in the face and say "I'm ok, I can be calm." Soothing techniques and awareness are several of the best tools against anxiety. Anxiety is not who you are as a person, it is often a symptom of a family system, a lifestyle, or a trauma, or another mystery yet to be found.

Anxiety Counselor

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Columbia

I have worked successfully with many clients who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, or PTSD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well researched, effective form of therapy in dealing with these problems. Symptom relief can be found in a relatively short time. I will also work with you to uncover the roots to the issues you are struggling with, which many times provides a more long term solution than only symptom relief. We can work together to find answers that are specifically formulated for you and your unique situation if you are dealing with high amounts of stress in your life.

Anxiety Counselor

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Do you find yourself worrying about work or relationships? Do you find it difficult to go out in public or meet new people? Anxiety and stress can greatly interfere with work, school and relationships, and left untreated could cause more serious problems. My goal is not to simply stop your anxiety, but to help you discover the root cause of it, and to help you learn how you can reduce its effects. Contact me today and together we will address your anxiety.

Anxiety Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Anxiety manifests itself in many ways: General anxiety, obsessive-type anxiety, social anxiety and performance anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is coupled with Depression and irritability and other times it manifests itself physically in tics, twitches, and tremors, or in physical ailments like hypertension, chronic pain, or ulcers. Sometimes anxiety is debilitating, as in panic attacks or specific phobias. Tyler works with many different forms of anxiety. To find out more about anxiety visit his webpage at http://www.carepointcounseling.com/resources/anxiety.shtml.

Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Heightened stress and anxiety can be difficult to both understand and manage, particularly in today's world of busy schedules and high demands. I care about helping clients understand what struggles are taking place in their lives and hearts that lead to the increased anxiety that can make you feel out of control. Helping provide you with the necessary tools to learn how to cope with anxiety will open up new paths toward freedom and healing.

Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Stripped to the core, anxiety is basically fear of the unknown. Anxiety is quite common and most individuals experience anxiety from time to time. However, when anxiety interferes with the quality of your life it can be beneficial to speak with a counselor about your specific set of circumstances. My approach to treating anxiety is highly dependent upon the needs and specifics symptoms of the individual. However, almost always does it include a look at the individual's core beliefs about his or herself, others and the world in general. Investigation into these areas can be helpful in understanding the source of the anxiety which is a determinant in choosing the appropriate treatment.

Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Some aspects of stress are physiological. We are "hard-wired" to react to situations that may harm us with increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc. If our stressful situations are brief, we can quickly resume our normal functioning and be no worse for the wear. But when stress is chronic, or when we anticipate stressful things and become anxious, it takes a toll on our emotional and physical health. Dealing with chronic stress and anxiety means determining what you can and cannot change, and then how you will deal with each. I can teach you self-soothing techniques and how to change the way you think about what you cannot change, and we can examine together what CAN change!

Anxiety Counselor

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Panic attacks. Sleepless nights. Continuous anxiety about bills, relationships, work performance. A significant part of my work is focused on helping adolescents and adults address anxiety, worry, and stress in such a way that frees them up for living life. Having a personal history with panic attacks, I not only have the clinical knowledge, but also the personal understanding that makes treatment effective.

Anxiety Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Who among us can say (truthfully) that they are living an anxiety-free life? Just living can be stressful! But if your anxiety and stress seem to be getting the best of you, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get help today. It won't get any easier if you try to brave it alone. A few simple techniques and having someone to talk with may be all you need to make your world a less stressful place. I'd love to be that person. Call me at (314) 249-5444 or check out www.judykoehlertherapist.com .

Anxiety Counselor

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Sharon finds it rewarding to help individuals address anxiety and stress issues. She offers a variety of treatment options (counseling, EMDR, EEG biofeedback, Quantum biofeedback, stress management training, relaxation exercises, temperature training) and all of her treatment plans are individualized. Many of Sharon's clients simultaneously utilize more than one therapy. She has found that the biofeedback can have a calming and stabilizing benefit. The counseling and EMDR is used to help individuals identify and change negative core beliefs that are causing or supporting stress and anxiety. Please call Sharon today and start collaborating with her to reduce your anxiety and stress!

Anxiety Counselor

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

In today's culture, more and more people struggle with higher levels of fear, worry, and relational distress. I offer and teach healthy coping skills for increasing positive feelings and effectively solving problems. I also utilize cognitive behavioral and EMDR techniques for improving thought patterns and instilling positive beliefs of oneself and others.


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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of stress therapists in Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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.

Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.25 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 10,191 people with 4,050 households and a median annual income of $62,708. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Columbia are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans