Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Morton Grove, IL.

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


Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP
Anxiety Counselor

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP

Licensed Mental Health Counselors / Board Certified Coaches

In 60004 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Anxiety seems to have a life of its own. Fear of having anxiety brings more anxiety, even panic. What does one do when anxiety, stress and panic hit? Seems everything that is done makes it worse. Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, seem to come out of nowhere & present with a pressure/demand to “do something” to make them stop or go away. Is it all chemical imbalance…fear from the past or present-a new situation…a fear of the future & what can or might happen...all of the above? I help my clients with understanding of their lives, the roots of their personal anxiety & struggle with it, by providing a safe place and skills that provide “breathing room” to break free from the grips of anxiety.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Anxiety is what we feel when we worry too much about the future or overthink events from the past in the present moment. It's a physiological experience that can feel overwhelming, even frightening at times, it can prevent us from making good decisions or prevent us from making any decisions at all! Fortunately anxiety is treatable, in many case without medication. I will help you understand anxiety and provide you with tools and strategies you can use to begin to free your mind. Within a few sessions, most clients are able to think more clearly and make better decisions. They feel more at ease and relaxed to do the things they'd like to do to lead a happier life.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

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 Morton Grove.

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.

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Anxiety and Stress (and Phobias) are common and can be treated with many tools. We can examine the source of your stress or anxiety, determine how it plays itself out in your day-to-day life, and develop very specific, customized strategies for your unique situation and issues. For example, with Fear of Flying - we can use printed material, homework assignments, educational information/teaching approaches, hypnosis.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

In 60005 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Anxiety is an intruder! It interferes in an individual's daily life and interpersonal relationships. My approach to anxiety is straightforward: "Either you manage anxiety or it will manage you." The good news is that with knowledge about anxiety and the right tools you can manage this intruder. I teach my clients about the two primary responses to anxiety (one good and the other not good) and give them the strategies and management tools they need to keep this intruder from ruling their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Deb Norton, Deb Norton
Anxiety Counselor

Deb Norton, Deb Norton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60048 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Anxiety is a physiological response that occurs in several body systems. Stress may be one contributing cause. But there are so many others including undiscovered medical issues, unproductive thought processes, the use of stimulants, and co-occurring mental health issues. Once we identify anxiety's origin, we can draft a useful treatment plan and address the problem. And depending upon the anxiety's origin, our approach will vary. It's a cognitive-behavioral, reality based, solution-focused process that takes some time, but the results are worth the process.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Today's world brings many stressors into our lives. I would encourage the individual to discuss their stressors, and assist them in learning positive coping strategies. Sometimes it is difficult to make these changes after years of habits, but I would stress the benefits of change. I would encourage the individual not to have such impossible standards for their behavior, which often leads to stress and anxiety. I have found that many individuals who are supportive of their friends often over extend themselves, so I would also encourage healthy boundaries.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

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 60068 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Martin Scripp
Anxiety Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60189 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Any change – good or bad – can be exhausting. I will help you identify the source of your triggers and find ways to adjust so that life doesn't feel so overwhelming. The racing thoughts you have and anxiety you feel does have to control your life. We’ll identify which ways you are overestimating stress and underestimating your ability to cope. You will be less stressed and more present after we finish our work together.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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!



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Morton Grove is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 5.08 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Morton Grove is 23,448 people with 8,216 households and a median annual income of $75,166. .


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