Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Port Barrington, IL.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

Worry is a normal reaction to everyday stress and traumatic life events. Some ways of coping will reduce your discomfort. However, you may be one of the millions who experience anxiety to such a degree that it impairs your functioning at home, work or school. Left unchecked, anxiety will affect your overall quality of life. CBT, Mindfulness, and Exposure Therapy are proven methods for dealing social or performance anxiety, nightmares and sleep fears, intrusive negative thoughts, or OCD. Kari can assist you, your child or adolescent, in controlling anxiety and achieving relief from the mental and physical symptoms that can be debilitating.

Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

Talk therapy for anxiety and stress management can be extremely beneficial. In sessions, you have a space to share your most extreme anxieties without any judgment and you will be given tools to change your behaviors and thoughts to calm your anxiety, as well as tools for relieving panic attacks. Together we will figure out the root of your anxiety and how to take control of your life again with stress and tension relieving techniques and discussions.

Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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!

Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Clint Zavakos, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

Anxiety: it is that feeling that keeps you up at night. It is what causes that pit in your stomach when you keep replaying that moment from your day, over and over in your head, when you are trying to sleep. It can paralyze you from accomplishing the goals that you want and deserve. You do not have to live like that anymore. Clint works on treating anxiety with multiple techniques to break that cycle of negative thinking and to help you learn let go of worry. Clint also utilizes meditation and mindfulness techniques that can help with sleep and reduce daily anxiety

Anxiety Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Port Barrington

Anxiety and stress can keep you locked up from living your life fully. Often anxiety can be biochemical in nature or can result from ongoing stress, lack of balance or unresolved issues. Christians can struggle with these issues and often feel quite guilty in knowing that they shouldn't worry or have fear. In therapy we will carefully assess these issues in a loving, grace based manner so that you can be free from debilitating anxiety and stress.



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Port Barrington is a city that is located in multiple counties- Lake County and McHenry County in Illinois. It has a land area of 1.13 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Port Barrington is 1,504 people with 515 households and a median annual income of $114,750. .


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