Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Waukegan, IL.

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


Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I have worked with many clients experiencing anxiety and stress in relationships with family, friends and colleagues or as a result of addiction and relapse, or health issues. Mindfulness practices are incorporated directly into my therapy sessions from the very beginning to allow my clients to begin to calm their overactive stress response systems and feel a reduction in their anxiety immediately. Over the long term, clients see the benefits of taking a moment to pause and reflect that they have a choice in how they respond in the moment to challenging interactions.

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!

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60201 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Treating anxiety and stress is a major part of what I do as a Clinical Psychologist. I have a wide range of techniques that I can draw upon, some of which can be utilized for online or telephone therapy, while others can require office visits. When using the telephone I find it very useful to not only analyze and find solutions to your problems, but to also use workbooks, online programs, and the many different CD's that are available. This will certainly increase your coping skills. Medication is always a possibility from an MD.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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. Anxiety can often be the alarm bell in your life. What is it you need to create, understand and develop in your life in order to feel safe, calm and fulfilled?

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.

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

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Most people think of anxiety as a terrible enemy. It doesn’t have to be. Anxiety is a normal part of life, and it’s a vital part of your survival. You actually need some anxiety to perform efficiently. The problem isn't anxiety. The problem is when anxiety gets out of control ... That's when you have an anxiety disorder. Diagnosis of an anxiety disorder means you have problems dealing with stress and pressure. You may be ashamed of it, but you really shouldn’t be: as many as 15% of the population suffers from anxiety. Along with depression, anxiety disorders are the most common and widespread psychological conditions. I can help with this condition.

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.

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.

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.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

In 60035 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Whether you’re suffering from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or unrelenting worries, it is important to know that you do not have to live with anxiety and fear forever. Treatment can help, and for many anxiety problems, therapy is often the most effective option. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC

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.

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.


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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

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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.