Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Elgin, IL.

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


Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

2210 Dean Street, Suite F-1, Saint Charles, Illinois 60175 | 224.578.5548

Anxiety takes on a variety of different forms; therefore, Karen’s initial approach is to find out the underlying cause(s) of the anxiety. Anxiety disorders differ considerably, and as a result, therapy is tailored to the specific symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy (ET) have been shown to be effective in treating individuals suffering from the various forms of anxiety, and these are Karen’s preferred methods of treatment. Worries and fears do not need to be constants in an individual’s life, so Karen and the client will work together to find ways of looking at situations differently, develop coping skills, and consider new ways of problem solving.

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC

Clinical Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Our brains are designed to fight or flight in scary life threatening situations. However, sometimes what our brains think is scary is actually irrational and we end up with avoidant behaviors, low self esteem, and poor boundaries because it's scary to confront situations head on. My psychotherapy sessions begin with identifying triggers to the anxiety, current negative coping skills that you utilize to manage the symptoms, and identifying the thoughts and feelings attributed to the anxiety so we can work together to change thought processes and create positive skills to sustainably manage anxiety.

Melanie Pignotti, LCPC, CFRC
Anxiety Counselor

Melanie Pignotti, LCPC, CFRC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

164 Division St, Unit 401, Elgin, Illinois 60120 | 224-276-6339

Treating stress and anxiety requires education on the nervous system and how to engage the right brain. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques are key. I take a Holistic approach for restoring and maintaining resiliency, exploring and strengthening various areas of life, such as physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual health. Chronic stress, burnout, anxiety can all be addressed by understanding the primary source and implementing healthy coping strategies.

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt
Anxiety Counselor

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt

Anthony S. Dillon, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

If you are feeling tortured by anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and worrying, or being overwhelmed by stress, you may feel that you can do nothing to change it. However, this is not true. You can recover from anxiety with the right type of therapy. I provide help for anxiety using the most effective techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, or Hypnotherapy to address conditions such as Panic Disorder and panic attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, constant worry, social anxiety and fear of public speaking, and overwhelming stress. With support and encouragement, we will work together to develop a plan to decrease your anxiety.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Worry is a normal reaction to everyday stress and traumatic life events. Some ways of coping will reduce your discomfort. However, you may be one of the millions who experience anxiety to such a degree that it impairs your functioning at home, work or school. Left unchecked, anxiety will affect your overall quality of life. CBT, Mindfulness, and Exposure Therapy are proven methods for dealing social or performance anxiety, nightmares and sleep fears, intrusive negative thoughts, or OCD. Kari can assist you, your child or adolescent, in controlling anxiety and achieving relief from the mental and physical symptoms that can be debilitating.


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

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

Elgin is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and Kane County in Illinois. It has a land area of 37.44 square miles and a water area of 0.49 square miles.  The population of Elgin is 112,111 people with 35,075 households and a median annual income of $60,499. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Elgin, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Elgin 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Elgin public health department.