Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Elmwood Park, IL.

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


Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Anxiety and stress are correlated with depression and frequently they co-occur. I can help people relax and lower their anxiety with EMDR and supportive counseling. I can also refer them for medications. Many times anxiety is a symptom of deeper unresolved issues which can be addressed psychotherapeuticly.Again EMDR can be used to help create a "safe place" to go too. It can also be teated with cognitive behavioral psychology as sometimes "distorted thinking" is involved.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60137 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

I am trained in evidence-based CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness, and other effective therapies for anxiety and stress management. However, I believe that therapy goes far deeper than mere symptom management. I treat clients as a whole person. Effective therapy has its roots in a strong therapeutic relationship. Through my clinical experience, I have learned that tangible treatment techniques are only effective in the long-term when combined with a therapist steeped in passion and care for a client. This type of therapeutic relationship is evident in empathy, hope, respect, and an openness for connecting on deeper levels with clients. I am ready to go with you on this journey, whatever your pace.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60602 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Anxiety is considered a 'common cold' of psychiatric disorders. We offer psychological and counseling services to patients who suffer from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobia, social anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorders. Our approach to therapy is individualized which is determined after a careful initial evaluation. In some cases, we offer hypnosis (hypno-analysis) and EMDR as modes of therapies. We also include spiritual counseling in many cases. We have a high rate of success in treating these disorders. We also collaborate with physicians if medication is indicated.

Louise Cohen, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Louise Cohen, LCSW

MSW, LCSW

In 60004 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Practicing therapy for many years, I have learned that we can respond with anxiety and stress to the many life challenges we all experience. The good news is that no matter what challenges or problems you are experiencing; there are new answers to deal with these issues. You can learn to get control over these stresses and go forward to create a life of health, well-being and success. I look forward to helping you find these new answers.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60563 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

In anxiety and stress treatment, the first goal is to reduce your discomfort. Anxiety and Stress cause real physiological symptoms; a day of anxiety can result in feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. By addressing the events that trigger you, negative thoughts and reactive behaviors that are intertwined anxiety and stress, you can expect a quick reduction of symptoms while making pathways to new positive behaviors and reactions. Longer term, you'll learn to be aware of your triggers and stop anxiety before it starts; you'll work to achieve inner peace and reduce your stress with new self-care actions.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Anxiety Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

I personally have suffered from anxiety and come from a family where anxiety was a pervasive undertow. I know how anxiety can dominate a life and stress the lives of others. Medications may have been tried and and medical services utilized and proven not enough. In counseling I work with my clients individually, sometimes together with a spouse, in a conversational manner to get at the thought patterns contributing to stress and anxiety. Helping the client to get to the base of their anxiety, how they are stressing themselves out in their given life situation and how specifically to change these entrenched patterns is my goal. Referrals are made for other forms of help as necessary,

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Learn how to relieve stress. Gain the coping skills you need to handle stress, create balance, and negotiate problem solving behavior. By understanding how your body works, you will be better prepared to deal with your anxiety. You will also be able to be proactive and take the best course of action to you manage both the physical and emotional symptoms.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands? Does your body feel tense and stressed out? Is your heart racing quickly, are you unable to breath? Are you worried that you will never feel safe or calm again? Stress and anxiety present themselves differently to each person. We will help you understand your stress or anxiety, and determine the best course of action that will help you develop skills to manage both the physical and emotional symptoms of stress or anxiety. We not only help you calm yourself through cognitive behavioral approaches but also through our partnership with Nutritionists we can help assess your internal endocrine system and provide support through mediherbs.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

More than 1 in 20 Children and Teens suffer from anxiety. Anxiety not only causes avoidance and pain, chronic anxiety can alter the structures of your brain, creating lasting negative thought patterns and loops. We use research based training methods to help you or your child regulate your body, stop negative thoughts, allowing you to focus on what is happening in your life now so that you can make the best choices for yourself and create the life you want to lead.

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Symptoms of anxiety, which range from mild to debilitating, include worry, panic, perfectionism, obsessions, compulsions, or physical complaints. People can "self-medicate," and act in ways that may bring embarrassment or confusion. One can become sexually compulsive, use drugs or alcohol, eat emotionally, or shop too much. Therapy will help you to: identify ways to replace irrational thinking with more realistic ones; reduce stress, reconnect to the body; avoid people or situations less; and develop healthier coping strategies. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and trauma in ways designed to reduce anxiety, and to facilitate healing, growth & wellbeing.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Cathy Betti, LMFT, MSMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Cathy Betti, LMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60015 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

Talk therapy for anxiety and stress management can be extremely beneficial. In sessions, you have a space to share your most extreme anxieties without any judgment and you will be given tools to change your behaviors and thoughts to calm your anxiety, as well as tools for relieving panic attacks. Together we will figure out the root of your anxiety and how to take control of your life again with stress and tension relieving techniques and discussions.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anxiety Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Elmwood Park.

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.



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Elmwood Park is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 1.90 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Elmwood Park is 24,840 people with 9,073 households and a median annual income of $56,196. .


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Therapy in Elmwood Park is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Elmwood Park therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Elmwood Park public health department.