Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Pontoon Beach, IL.

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


Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Most stress is helpful as it motivates us to take care of our daily business. Anxiety however is intense worry or fear about what may or may not happen in the future. This is felt in moods- nervousness, irritation, or panic; thoughts- overestimating danger and underestimating ability to deal with the danger and physical reactions- sweaty palms, tense muscles, racing heart, dizziness, tunnel vision or trouble breathing. Treatment is 80% effective. Cognitive behavior therapy and insight oriented therapy along with medications, if needed, are really helpful. Understanding the anxiety and knowing what to do when the symptoms are present goes a long way to restoring a sense of well being

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Anxiety Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Anxiety manifests itself in many ways: General anxiety, obsessive-type anxiety, social anxiety and performance anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is coupled with Depression and irritability and other times it manifests itself physically in tics, twitches, and tremors, or in physical ailments like hypertension, chronic pain, or ulcers. Sometimes anxiety is debilitating, as in panic attacks or specific phobias. Tyler works with many different forms of anxiety. To find out more about anxiety visit his webpage at http://www.carepointcounseling.com/resources/anxiety.shtml.

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63118 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Heightened stress and anxiety can be difficult to both understand and manage, particularly in today's world of busy schedules and high demands. I care about helping clients understand what struggles are taking place in their lives and hearts that lead to the increased anxiety that can make you feel out of control. Helping provide you with the necessary tools to learn how to cope with anxiety will open up new paths toward freedom and healing.

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

In 62002 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Stress and anxiety can be experienced through work (or lack of), busy-ness, never saying "no", feeling too much responsibility, difficulty coping with small stressors, or from many other sources. We can work together to learn why you become anxious and create new coping skills to reduce the frequency of your anxiety.To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Some aspects of stress are physiological. We are "hard-wired" to react to situations that may harm us with increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc. If our stressful situations are brief, we can quickly resume our normal functioning and be no worse for the wear. But when stress is chronic, or when we anticipate stressful things and become anxious, it takes a toll on our emotional and physical health. Dealing with chronic stress and anxiety means determining what you can and cannot change, and then how you will deal with each. I can teach you self-soothing techniques and how to change the way you think about what you cannot change, and we can examine together what CAN change!


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

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

Pontoon Beach is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 10.01 square miles and a water area of 2.54 square miles.  The population of Pontoon Beach is 5,637 people with 2,237 households and a median annual income of $45,304. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontoon Beach, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontoon Beach, 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 Pontoon Beach 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 Pontoon Beach public health department.