Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Hawthorn Woods, IL.

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


Denise Ambre, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Anxiety Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

My approach to working with people suffering from high levels of anxiety and stress is to use Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because so many people suffer from anxiety and stress because of "the story they tell themselves" and their personal belief system and worldview that is causing much of the distress. I will help you to relax emotionally and physically, and will also address one's thinking to get it in alignment with truth, rather than the distorted kind of thinking that happens when one is extremely stressed or depressed.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

I work with many patients living with daily anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress can rob a person of their quality of life and can ultimately negatively effect their physical health. Accordingly, I look at it as almost a personal safety issue. Quickly developing strategies to manage anxiety and stress is essential for my patients. Honestly, sometimes a person can not do it without medication, at least in the short term. Accordingly, I refer patients to one of several caring psychiatrists who can treat them as a supplement to talk therapy.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anxiety Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Anxiety Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

In 60202 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Consistent worry, fear and a feeling of being unsafe or unsettled can have a serious impact on relationships, work and self-esteem. Stress slowly diminishes are ability to live a full and engaged life and is often difficult to control on one's own when it has spiraled to unmanageable levels. My work with mindfulness and meditation, on a personal and professional level, has led me to believe that it is very effective for teaching us how to successfully walk through a world that is becoming increasingly hectic and often overwhelming. We will work together to recognize what patterns in the mind/body can be eliminated to leave room for joy and ease to enter into daily life.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC

Marriage Counselor ~ Couples Counseling Crystal Lake

In 60012 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

If you are anxious and stressed out, you will be able to (1) know how to decrease and manage your anxiety and stress through (2) knowing what causes the anxiety and stress you have (3) discovering three to five ways to reduce and manage your anxious feelings and thoughts (4) discovering three techniques for managing and reducing your stress (5) finding new meaning and purpose in your life

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Allison Schechter, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Allison Schechter, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60045 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Most people experience normal worry and anxiety from time to time; however, when this anxiety begins to disturb a person's overall functioning, it may be time to seek outside help. Anxiety is a very common disorder and one that can be effectively treated with therapy. People are often able to identify the emotions evoked with anxiety (such as fear or panic), but they are less often able to identify the thoughts involved that lead to this emotion. I work with clients to increase their coping strategies and pay better attention to and identify their thoughts that lead to uncomfortable emotions, and then work to stop or change these negative thoughts to healthier and more productive thoughts.



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

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

Hawthorn Woods is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.01 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Hawthorn Woods is 7,961 people with 2,547 households and a median annual income of $152,781. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hawthorn Woods, IL

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Hawthorn Woods is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Hawthorn Woods an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hawthorn Woods public health department.