Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Smithton, IL.

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


Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63118 - Nearby to Smithton.

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.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Smithton.

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!

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

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Smithton.

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


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

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

Smithton is located in St. Clair County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.21 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Smithton is 3,719 people with 1,399 households and a median annual income of $84,702. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Smithton for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Smithton public health department.