Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in McHenry, IL.

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


Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60010 - Nearby to McHenry.

We offer expert treatment of anxiety and stress. In keeping with the philosophy of our clinic, we start by providing an accurate understanding of what is causing the underlying anxiety and stress. We are then able to tailor targeted treatment strategies to the underlying causes of the anxiety and stress. At Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C., we offer counseling and psychiatric medicaton management of these problems. We work on improving coping skills and offer specialized training in biofeedback and relaxation techniques. Our staff of psychiatric nurse practitioners provide medical treatment of anxiety and stress.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to McHenry.

At times, we all think negatively; however, we are empowered because we can change the way we think in order to feel less anxiety and stress. In order to pursue optimal psychological health, one way to start is to begin to monitor our thinking regularly. The next step is to examine or question our thoughts and ask ourselves things like: Are our thoughts in proportion to what has happened? Is there any evidence that our beliefs are true? Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment approach for anxiety and stress especially if part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60030 - Nearby to McHenry.

First, take a deep breath; hold it for 4 seconds; now let it out and say "Ahhhh". Anxiety and stress are a part of life and there is no way around it. But the symptoms can be managed well. Which type do you have? The six major types have their own distinct set of symptoms: generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder (anxiety attacks), phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Treatment for each type varies. I use a variety of methods and techniques such as hypnosis, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, self- esteem / self -care & psycho-education. Go ahead, take another deep breath and see yourself feeling better.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to McHenry.

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!

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anxiety Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Lori Corrigan, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60084 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to McHenry.

Anxiety, fueled by stress hormones, is one of the most difficult emotions to endure. Certainly, it affects the whole body. Learning how to calm the body take practice and encouragement. It means changing thinking patterns, physiological states, and challenging yourself to face situations that you would actually prefer to avoid if you could. I aim to be a coach and a support through this process.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to McHenry.

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.



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McHenry is located in McHenry County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.60 square miles and a water area of 0.43 square miles.  The population of McHenry is 26,657 people with 10,204 households and a median annual income of $62,625. .


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Generally Affordable

Therapists in McHenry 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 McHenry public health department.