Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in East Alton, IL.

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


Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to East Alton.

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!

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63141 - Nearby to East Alton.

Stress and anxiety can hinder a joyful, productive life. If worry keeps you from experiencing a restful state of heart, I would like to help. I would like to both provide you with practical and simple strategies that offer immediate distress relief, as well as explore the underlying causes which can pave the way towards long term change. A restful life is possible for you!

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to East Alton.

Most stress is helpful as it motivates us to take care of our daily business. Anxiety however is intense worry or fear about what may or may not happen in the future. This is felt in moods- nervousness, irritation, or panic; thoughts- overestimating danger and underestimating ability to deal with the danger and physical reactions- sweaty palms, tense muscles, racing heart, dizziness, tunnel vision or trouble breathing. Treatment is 80% effective. Cognitive behavior therapy and insight oriented therapy along with medications, if needed, are really helpful. Understanding the anxiety and knowing what to do when the symptoms are present goes a long way to restoring a sense of well being

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

In 62002 - Nearby to East Alton.

Stress and anxiety can be experienced through work (or lack of), busy-ness, never saying "no", feeling too much responsibility, difficulty coping with small stressors, or from many other sources. We can work together to learn why you become anxious and create new coping skills to reduce the frequency of your anxiety.To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63118 - Nearby to East Alton.

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.


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

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

East Alton is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 5.32 square miles and a water area of 0.23 square miles.  The population of East Alton is 6,176 people with 2,834 households and a median annual income of $38,235. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in East Alton are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in East Alton may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local East Alton public health department.