Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Gages Lake, IL.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

I have worked with many clients experiencing anxiety and stress in relationships with family, friends and colleagues or as a result of addiction and relapse, or health issues. Mindfulness practices are incorporated directly into my therapy sessions from the very beginning to allow my clients to begin to calm their overactive stress response systems and feel a reduction in their anxiety immediately. Over the long term, clients see the benefits of taking a moment to pause and reflect that they have a choice in how they respond in the moment to challenging interactions.

Anxiety Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Most people think of anxiety as a terrible enemy. It doesn’t have to be. Anxiety is a normal part of life, and it’s a vital part of your survival. You actually need some anxiety to perform efficiently. The problem isn't anxiety. The problem is when anxiety gets out of control ... That's when you have an anxiety disorder. Diagnosis of an anxiety disorder means you have problems dealing with stress and pressure. You may be ashamed of it, but you really shouldn’t be: as many as 15% of the population suffers from anxiety. Along with depression, anxiety disorders are the most common and widespread psychological conditions. I can help with this condition.

Anxiety Counselor

Clint Zavakos, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Anxiety: it is that feeling that keeps you up at night. It is what causes that pit in your stomach when you keep replaying that moment from your day, over and over in your head, when you are trying to sleep. It can paralyze you from accomplishing the goals that you want and deserve. You do not have to live like that anymore. Clint works on treating anxiety with multiple techniques to break that cycle of negative thinking and to help you learn let go of worry. Clint also utilizes meditation and mindfulness techniques that can help with sleep and reduce daily anxiety

Anxiety Counselor

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Anxiety/Stress affects most people's lives. Whether it comes from work - professional or personal contacts, interpersonal relationships at home, financial issues, excessive work load, health...people need to learn positive coping skills to help calm down while maintaining their ultimate productivity. Sometimes I've asked people if they've tried something & they say they heard of it, but never actually tried it. We can only change if we're willing to put the changes into action! I'll be with you through your journey. Worrying about things that are out of our control is wasting time because it'll have no effect on the outcome. We'll learn to relax in healthy ways.

Anxiety Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

SYMPTOMS of Stress and Anxiety: Pervasive nervousness and worrying, panic and anxiety attacks, fear of normal situations, toxic avoidance of certain situations, troubling heart palpitations, excessive sweating, impotence and mounting, spiking frustration. TREATMENTS: Re-structuring of anxiety-producing thoughts, enhancing one's perspective, relaxation training, guided imagery, state-of-the-art counter-conditioning, self-hypnosis and individual counseling. BENEFITS of treatment: Disappearing apprehension, rewarding social interactions, taking on more challenging tasks without fear,, rapidly spiking courage to face important tasks and enhanced feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Anxiety Counselor

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

To help people reduce & manage their stress I utilize clinically proven psychological concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & Mindfulness. CBT helps to address the way we process information because what we think & how we process that information leads to how we will feel which leads to how we will or will not behave. DBT concepts help us to regulate our emotions in a healthier way & Mindfulness is a very particular way of living in the present moment of life, leaning to notice things vs judge & respond vs react.

Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Anxiety, worries, fears and stress are actually common experiences in life, but I will teach you ways to feel more competent and confident in dealing with them. Then when you are beginning to fear or worry, you will quickly know what to do to take care of yourself and either prevent or overcome any potential negative effects these feelings could pose in your life and work.

Anxiety Counselor

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Does your child seem more anxious or stressed than normal? I work with youth aged 3-25 who are experiencing some level of anxiety, or experiencing some level of stress. This may include homework stress, behavioral issues, self-harm, sexting, tantrums and arguing/talking back. I can support parents in different techniques, because even good parents need extra support at times. Kids don't come with owner's manuals, and we tend to default to our own family's dynamics as parents. Simple changes can have a significant effect on your child's behaviors. I also help youth identify their feelings and make better choices. Don't hesitate to call for a free phone consultation!

Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Anxiety feels terrible - locking away our natural gifts - interfering with our ability to live a joyful life. There are many interventions which can help us gain control over anxiety. Visualization and imagery, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, thought changing, exercise, energy therapies, music and research-based writing techniques - even good nutrition - are all effective methods for reducing anxiety. You can learn more about some of these interventions by logging on to the website www.mypainmanagement.net. The website contains interactive modules for managing a variety of emotions, including anxiety. I was the content author for these modules and use all of these methods in my practice.

Anxiety Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Gages Lake

Are you feeling anxious and stressed? Do you feel like you can't control your anxiety? Working with an anxiety specialist has been shown to be an effective treatment to reduce anxiousness and stress. Within a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment, I will work closely with you to identify the causes of your anxiety, to develop effective coping skills, and to make positive and enduring life changes. I often incorporate relaxation training, mindfulness, thought changing, lifestyle guidance, and biofeedback to help reduce anxiety symptoms.



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

Gages Lake is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.98 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Gages Lake is 10,330 people with 3,809 households and a median annual income of $86,370. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Gages Lake for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees