Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Westchester, IL.

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


Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60602 - Nearby to Westchester.

Anxiety is considered a 'common cold' of psychiatric disorders. We offer psychological and counseling services to patients who suffer from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobia, social anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorders. Our approach to therapy is individualized which is determined after a careful initial evaluation. In some cases, we offer hypnosis (hypno-analysis) and EMDR as modes of therapies. We also include spiritual counseling in many cases. We have a high rate of success in treating these disorders. We also collaborate with physicians if medication is indicated.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Westchester.

I work with individuals who have experienced some kind of stressful life event. I help them work through the stressor and in the process they learn better ways to manage their stress and anxiety. They will then be able to resolve the life stressor which allows them to turn the potential defeat into a personal victory. As a result my clients often end up with increased self confidence as a result of dealing with their stressful life event.

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Anxiety Counselor

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Westchester.

Anxiety and stress, while often commonplace, are no less debilitating. Psychotherapy is an excellent place for examining anxiety and stress while learning skills and strategies to manage and even alleviate those uncomfortable states. In our sessions, you will be able to express your anxiety and talk about your stressors without feeling judged or criticized. Call my office today to make an appointment.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60563 - Nearby to Westchester.

In anxiety and stress treatment, the first goal is to reduce your discomfort. Anxiety and Stress cause real physiological symptoms; a day of anxiety can result in feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. By addressing the events that trigger you, negative thoughts and reactive behaviors that are intertwined anxiety and stress, you can expect a quick reduction of symptoms while making pathways to new positive behaviors and reactions. Longer term, you'll learn to be aware of your triggers and stop anxiety before it starts; you'll work to achieve inner peace and reduce your stress with new self-care actions.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Westchester.

Anxiety and stress are two issues I commonly address in therapy and are often the first to be addressed due to the importance of getting back on track with your lives. Adlerian therapy helps to understand past issues that may be affecting you currently, and Internal Family Systems will help to identify and quell the parts of you that feel most anxious or stressed.

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others
Anxiety Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

Erik Christensen, LCSW***Lloyd Christensen, MSW, LSW

In 60448 - Nearby to Westchester.

Have you ever wished your favorite superhero could save you from you stress and anxiety. We can help you become your own stress busting superhero. Everyone has the power to reduce the impact of stress as it is happening in the moment. We can help you take control and identify stressors before the pressure builds and effects your life. Stress can hurt you mentally and physically. Do not put offer learning how to manage your stress.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Westchester.

Very few things are as paralyzing as anxiety and stress. They can ruin your life and take over. Anxiety and stress can be managed. You can lead a healthier, happier, more peaceful life. We will not only help you with here and now techniques to deal with your anxiety in the moment. We also want to get to the deeper issues that keep the anxiety coming back so you can find true healing.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Westchester.

I am experienced in helping clients develop effective coping skills for dealing with stress and anxiety symptoms, and their underlying causes. I have helped clients struggling with general anxiety, panic and fear, post-traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive symptoms, utilizing various treatment modalities and techniques, to minimize and overcome their symptoms and increase their functionality.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anxiety Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Westchester.

Are you feeling overwhelmed from stress and anxiety? Is it getting in the way of your work, personal life, and even relationships? The good news is that therapy can help. When you see me for therapy, we will identify events contributing to your stress and anxiety and create a plan together to cope with them so that you can get back to enjoying your life again. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Anxiety Counselor

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

Licensed Therapist

In 60302 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Westchester.

Symptoms of anxiety, which range from mild to debilitating, include worry, panic, perfectionism, obsessions, compulsions, or physical complaints. People can "self-medicate," and act in ways that may bring embarrassment or confusion. One can become sexually compulsive, use drugs or alcohol, eat emotionally, or shop too much. Therapy will help you to: identify ways to replace irrational thinking with more realistic ones; reduce stress, reconnect to the body; avoid people or situations less; and develop healthier coping strategies. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and trauma in ways designed to reduce anxiety, and to facilitate healing, growth & wellbeing.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Westchester.

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

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Westchester.

More than 1 in 20 Children and Teens suffer from anxiety. Anxiety not only causes avoidance and pain, chronic anxiety can alter the structures of your brain, creating lasting negative thought patterns and loops. We use research based training methods to help you or your child regulate your body, stop negative thoughts, allowing you to focus on what is happening in your life now so that you can make the best choices for yourself and create the life you want to lead.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Westchester.

Anxiety and stress are correlated with depression and frequently they co-occur. I can help people relax and lower their anxiety with EMDR and supportive counseling. I can also refer them for medications. Many times anxiety is a symptom of deeper unresolved issues which can be addressed psychotherapeuticly.Again EMDR can be used to help create a "safe place" to go too. It can also be teated with cognitive behavioral psychology as sometimes "distorted thinking" is involved.

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 60068 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westchester.

Anxiety is an intruder! It interferes in an individual's daily life and interpersonal relationships. My approach to anxiety is straightforward: "Either you manage anxiety or it will manage you." The good news is that with knowledge about anxiety and the right tools you can manage this intruder. I teach my clients about the two primary responses to anxiety (one good and the other not good) and give them the strategies and management tools they need to keep this intruder from ruling their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Westchester.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Westchester.

Our modern lives often put us in a state of persistent stress, leading to restlessness, irritability, and anxiety. What perplexes us is: the more we try to get rid of our anxiety, the more the anxiety seems to have a tight control over us — a phenomenon called the "control paradox." People often try to get rid of their anxiety with a coping strategy called “experiential avoidance.” Unfortunately, avoiding what we fear only ends up perpetuating our anxiety. The good news is: anxiety disorders are highly treatable with counseling/therapy. Don't allow anxiety to take your life quality away from you! You can reclaim your inner peace and equanimity. Help is available.



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Westchester is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 3.68 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westchester is 16,729 people with 6,610 households and a median annual income of $71,479. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Westchester 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 Westchester public health department.