Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Thornton, IL.

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


Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Thornton.

Anxiety is miserable but it's also one of the easier things to treat in therapy. Whether you are stressed out and worried about "everything" or if your anxiety has a compulsive side to it I can help. I enjoy working with anxious people because there is a lot of energy that can get channeled towards fast improvement. I initially approach anxiety work from a cognitive side as to how the thought processes generate the anxiety. Understanding the emotions underneath the anxiety is an important part of the process as well. I work with generalized anxiety (worriers), OCD, social anxiety, and specific anxieties. Believe it or not - anxiety work can actually be fun and there's often a lot of laughs.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Thornton.

Occasional anxiety and stress is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious or “stressed out” when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety or stress does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Therapy can greatly benefit the person seeking treatment from anxiety and stress.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Thornton.

Are you troubled by constant worry and fear? Do you have fear of social situations and connecting with others? Perhaps you have had a life experience or trauma which keeps you anxious and afraid? Do you always worry about the worst thing happening? Do you feel like you never do enough the right way? These feelings and thoughts cause anxiety and debilitating stress. My approach with you is to identify these feelings and thoughts and to help you understand how these patterns stifle your happiness. You can learn practical ways to manage, decrease and work to eliminate these patterns of stressful living. You can find a healthy, happy and hopeful outlook again. Contact me today.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Thornton.

Everyone experiences some level of stress and/or anxiety, but what happens when it becomes debilitating or starts affecting other areas of your life? This is where I step in and provide the benefits of therapy. I can provide a safe and empathic environment for you to navigate through these stressors, develop healthier means of coping, and ultimately alleviate most of your distress.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Anxiety Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 46321 - Nearby to Thornton.

Anxity and stress have become parts of our lives. we live in a very demanding world which makes a lot of demands on us. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed that we can not fulfill those demands and we collapse and can not hold it together on our own. At this juncture we need help from processionals who can provide support. My approach is supportive, empathic, psycho dynamic and behavioral to treat anxitya nd stress.

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA
Anxiety Counselor

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Thornton.

I have a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders including OCD, generalized anxiety, specific phobia, panic disorder, health anxiety and separation anxiety. I recognize that anxiety often manifests with physical symptoms which can be exhausting and in some cases feel overwhelming and isolating. Understanding and treating the underlying cause of the anxiety can eliminate the symptoms and dramatically improve quality of life.

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Thornton.

I teach clients tools they can use to deal with their anxiety and stress. Some of these tools are from Dialetical Behavioral Therapy(DBT). I also offer tools I've gotten from other sources. In addition, I do relaxation exercises with clients, mainly guided imagery. Clients will often find meditation, which I can teach them, helpful as well. Sometimes, the cause of clients' anxiety and stress is rooted in past experiences(and, at times, trauma)that continue to run their lives. In this case, EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)is quite effective and clients notice a great improvement in their symptoms.

Mid America Mental Health, LLC
Anxiety Counselor

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

In 46321 - Nearby to Thornton.

Anxiety and Stress can affect many individuals which is why our practice focuses on helping you. Stress and Anxirty are a normal part of life, but with some individuals it can become a bigger issue and may need to seek help. One thing to keep in mind is that Stress and Anxiety are two different things. Our doctors are available to help you when you are ready.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60601 - Nearby to Thornton.

We offer expert treatment of anxiety and stress. In keeping with the philosophy of our clinic, we start by providing an accurate understanding of what is causing the underlying anxiety and stress. We are then able to tailor targeted treatment strategies to the underlying causes of the anxiety and stress. At Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C., we offer counseling and psychiatric medicaton management of these problems. We work on improving coping skills and offer specialized training in biofeedback and relaxation techniques. Our staff of psychiatric nurse practitioners provide medical treatment of anxiety and stress.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to Thornton.

Together we can explore how anxiety and stress manifest for you, and then address these symptoms head on. By incorporating tools from CBT, DBT and mindfulness-based intervention we will find what works best for you to better manage the physical, emotional, and relational difficulties of you may face. Through this direct approach, you will begin to feel more confident in yourself and your ability to face daily challenges.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60514 - Nearby to Thornton.

Research shows that during high stress seasons in life individuals are more likely to suffer physical, emotional and relational distress. Thankfully, research also shows that having someone journey with you during these moments of anxiety and stress can greatly reduce the impact in your life. Allow me to walk along side you, carrying the burden with you and resolving the source of the stress and anxiety together. I look forward to working with you, don't go it alone.

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Anxiety Counselor

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

In 60463 - Nearby to Thornton.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Thornton.

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,



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

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

Thornton is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.37 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Thornton is 2,492 people with 1,067 households and a median annual income of $45,650. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Thornton, IL

Some budgeting needed

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