Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Waukegan, IL.

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


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 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt
Anxiety Counselor

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt

Anthony S. Dillon, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

If you are feeling tortured by anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and worrying, or being overwhelmed by stress, you may feel that you can do nothing to change it. However, this is not true. You can recover from anxiety with the right type of therapy. I provide help for anxiety using the most effective techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, or Hypnotherapy to address conditions such as Panic Disorder and panic attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, constant worry, social anxiety and fear of public speaking, and overwhelming stress. With support and encouragement, we will work together to develop a plan to decrease your anxiety.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

My approach to working with people suffering from high levels of anxiety and stress is to use Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because so many people suffer from anxiety and stress because of "the story they tell themselves" and their personal belief system and worldview that is causing much of the distress. I will help you to relax emotionally and physically, and will also address one's thinking to get it in alignment with truth, rather than the distorted kind of thinking that happens when one is extremely stressed or depressed.

Samantha Ruda, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Samantha Ruda, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 60084 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Do you struggle with anxiety? Are you constantly catastrophizing about all the things that could go wrong? What would it be like to live without all of that worry? Anxiety is common for many individuals, and during these times, symptoms can feel magnified. Beginning with mindfulness and CBT skills, we can work together to lower your anxiety and help you to question the reality of anxious thoughts and lower those feelings.

Deb Norton, Deb Norton
Anxiety Counselor

Deb Norton, Deb Norton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Anxiety is a physiological response that occurs in several body systems. Stress may be one contributing cause. But there are so many others including undiscovered medical issues, unproductive thought processes, the use of stimulants, and co-occurring mental health issues. Once we identify anxiety's origin, we can draft a useful treatment plan and address the problem. And depending upon the anxiety's origin, our approach will vary. It's a cognitive-behavioral, reality based, solution-focused process that takes some time, but the results are worth the process.

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW
Anxiety Counselor

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

In 60061 - Nearby to Waukegan.

When William Edleman helps you come over certain defenses, he teaches you healthier ways to respond. His approach is about education. It is about applying new ways of thinking to your life so your not left more vulnerable than before - you're able to manage stress and mood swings. Mr. Edleman really listens, he lets you express what you need to, but also helps guide you and helps you improve your life.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Stress and anxiety seems to be on the rise in our society today, and it effects all of us in one way or another. For those that struggle especially with anxiety and stress issues, to the point that it adversely affects their family, their relationships, their job, school or their overall happiness in life, the staff at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center can help.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

In 60005 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Learn how to relieve stress. Gain the coping skills you need to handle stress, create balance, and negotiate problem solving behavior. By understanding how your body works, you will be better prepared to deal with your anxiety. You will also be able to be proactive and take the best course of action to you manage both the physical and emotional symptoms.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Stress and anxiety is very prevalent in our society. How it is experienced is very individualistic and therefore requires treatment to be tailor-made for each person. Thoughts and beliefs will be examined because this is where substantial changes can be made. We all have "stressors" in our lives while "stress" is the way we respond. I am very helpful with the individual's stress response and symptoms. I train the client in how to maintain their own regulation which teaching each person how to breathe and stay grounded as we know that when the sympathetic nervous system is aroused, there can be numerous symptoms that need to be addressed which are individual fear responses.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Anxiety/Stress affects most people's lives. Whether it comes from work - professional or personal contacts, interpersonal relationships at home, financial issues, excessive work load, health...people need to learn positive coping skills to help calm down while maintaining their ultimate productivity. Sometimes I've asked people if they've tried something & they say they heard of it, but never actually tried it. We can only change if we're willing to put the changes into action! I'll be with you through your journey. Worrying about things that are out of our control is wasting time because it'll have no effect on the outcome. We'll learn to relax in healthy ways.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC

Clinical Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Our brains are designed to fight or flight in scary life threatening situations. However, sometimes what our brains think is scary is actually irrational and we end up with avoidant behaviors, low self esteem, and poor boundaries because it's scary to confront situations head on. My psychotherapy sessions begin with identifying triggers to the anxiety, current negative coping skills that you utilize to manage the symptoms, and identifying the thoughts and feelings attributed to the anxiety so we can work together to change thought processes and create positive skills to sustainably manage anxiety.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I work with anxiety and stress using a cognitive behavioral approach. The goal is to help the client learn that they can manage their anxiety and stress. This is done through gaining insight into their perception and thinking around the circumstances causing them stress. We also work to help them reduce the anxiety through physical activity including exercise and relaxation. Combining the thought process with the physical component work well in reducing anxiety and stress.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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!

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

If you are anxious and stressed out, you will be able to (1) know how to decrease and manage your anxiety and stress through (2) knowing what causes the anxiety and stress you have (3) discovering three to five ways to reduce and manage your anxious feelings and thoughts (4) discovering three techniques for managing and reducing your stress (5) finding new meaning and purpose in your life


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

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Waukegan is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 24.18 square miles and a water area of 0.22 square miles.  The population of Waukegan is 88,475 people with 28,826 households and a median annual income of $45,845. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Waukegan, IL

Some budgeting needed

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