Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Pontiac, IL.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Kathryn Tornquist, MS, APN

Nurse-Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Pontiac

No matter how long you have lived with anxiety or happiness-compromising stress, there are tried and true ways AND surprising, creative ways to help you shrink the effects on you and your life. Your birthright is aliveness!! Is that always positive, uplifting experiences? You know the answer to that - OF COURSE NOT! But you can achieve a balance, a flow in your life, dominated by pleasant, enjoyable experiences - and you'll learn to flow through the uncomfortable, challenging ones. When you're ready, I will help you 1) discover what you need to understand, and 2) identify and help you learn the tools to shift anxiety and stress to accomplish the life you want. Are you willing?!

Anxiety Counselor

Phillip Foster, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Pontiac

Stress is the result of the adjustment we need to make to changes in our lives. The accumulation of stress is what often brings people to therapy. Most individuals have sufficient coping strategies for day-to-day living; but, often, life happens and our ability to cope is not enough. We need new strategies. A few short sessions often are sufficient to feel like you are back in control of your life.

Anxiety Counselor

Janet Reckard, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Pontiac

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is considered best practice to address anxiety disorders in general and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in particular. I customize CBT, including Exposure Response Prevention (EXRP) strategies to each individual by identifying obsessive themes and compulsive rituals, generating a hierarchy with SUDS (subjective units of distress scales), and guiding individuals through a systematic process of working through their hierarchy to reduce or eliminate their obsessions and compulsions. A similar approach can be applied to reduce or eliminate panic episodes, and identify triggers and improve coping strategies for generalized anxiety and stress responses.


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

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

Pontiac is located in Livingston County, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.18 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 11,794 people with 4,282 households and a median annual income of $47,805. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontiac, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontiac, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Pontiac may have flexibility or sliding scales