Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Pontiac, IL.

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


Janet Reckard, L.C.S.W.
Anxiety Counselor

Janet Reckard, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 61704 - Nearby to 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.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60450 - Nearby to Pontiac.

If you experience worries, panic, stress, phobias, or obsessive thoughts, you may have an anxiety disorder and therapy can help this. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the therapy that is most effective in the treatment of anxiety and stress. Cognitive Therapy examines the thoughts that contribute to anxiety and Behavioral Therapy examines how you behave and act in situations in which you are anxious. Our perception of any given situation, not the situation itself, determines the way we feel,

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.


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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.