Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Westmont, IL.

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


Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anxiety Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety is what we feel when we worry too much about the future or overthink events from the past in the present moment. It's a physiological experience that can feel overwhelming, even frightening at times, it can prevent us from making good decisions or prevent us from making any decisions at all! Fortunately anxiety is treatable, in many case without medication. I will help you understand anxiety and provide you with tools and strategies you can use to begin to free your mind. Within a few sessions, most clients are able to think more clearly and make better decisions. They feel more at ease and relaxed to do the things they'd like to do to lead a happier life.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60563 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60440 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Katherine Harris, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Katherine Harris, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60542 - Nearby to Westmont.

I specialize in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Worry), Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia, Health Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I would describe my therapeutic approach to be cognitive behavioral (CBT), with an emphasis on the behavioral. I also like to integrate other third wave mindfulness-based CBT approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy when indicated.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Westmont.

Do you long for relationships with others but are afraid to take risks because of how you might be perceived? Do you avoid people, places or experiences? Is your life feeling more constrained and difficult to enjoy things you once experienced. If so you may be dealing with something commonly known as an Anxiety Disorder. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. It is a normal feeling that we are born with to keep us safe from danger. The problem is when anxiety levels b/c elevated it can be very debilitating and keep people from a full life. Approximately 25% of the population experiences elevated levels of anxiety and there is help. Contact us to set up a consultation.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Anxiety Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Westmont.

I personally have suffered from anxiety and come from a family where anxiety was a pervasive undertow. I know how anxiety can dominate a life and stress the lives of others. Medications may have been tried and and medical services utilized and proven not enough. In counseling I work with my clients individually, sometimes together with a spouse, in a conversational manner to get at the thought patterns contributing to stress and anxiety. Helping the client to get to the base of their anxiety, how they are stressing themselves out in their given life situation and how specifically to change these entrenched patterns is my goal. Referrals are made for other forms of help as necessary,

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to Westmont.

Like some caffeine, some anxiety can motivate people to meet deadlines or complete tasks. Also, as stress seems to be an integral part of our lives, people often say some stress is vital to keep us stimulated or successful. But what if the anxiety and stress you feel seems to be hurting not helping you? Maybe you can't fall asleep or you bite your nails? Perhaps you often interrupt others or get overwhelmed when starting a project? Certainly, medication is a possibility. However, talking with a psychologist is a necessity.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60510 - Nearby to Westmont.

Is fear stopping you from living your life? Anxiety can be overwhelming. However, it is possible to learn to understand your anxiety and learn to how to get out from under its effects. You can gain control over your anxiety! I will help you learn to relax your body and calm your mind. Together, we can figure out what is triggering your anxiety and relieve it's gripping effect on your life. For information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 60640 - Nearby to Westmont.

Sometimes we may feel trapped and paralyzed by anxiety and stress. This can have us feeling helpless but still worried. My approach to managing anxiety is focused on address the causes of anxiety and stress in an effort to remove stress and anxiety altogether. We will discuss the external factors or the internal factors that cause you to feel stress or anxious. Good news? We will not die from the symptoms of anxiety nor the thoughts that enter our minds during a panic attack, anxiety or stress attack. :D

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety takes on a variety of different forms; therefore, Karen’s initial approach is to find out the underlying cause(s) of the anxiety. Anxiety disorders differ considerably, and as a result, therapy is tailored to the specific symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy (ET) have been shown to be effective in treating individuals suffering from the various forms of anxiety, and these are Karen’s preferred methods of treatment. Worries and fears do not need to be constants in an individual’s life, so Karen and the client will work together to find ways of looking at situations differently, develop coping skills, and consider new ways of problem solving.

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 Westmont.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60137 - Nearby to Westmont.

I am trained in evidence-based CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness, and other effective therapies for anxiety and stress management. However, I believe that therapy goes far deeper than mere symptom management. I treat clients as a whole person. Effective therapy has its roots in a strong therapeutic relationship. Through my clinical experience, I have learned that tangible treatment techniques are only effective in the long-term when combined with a therapist steeped in passion and care for a client. This type of therapeutic relationship is evident in empathy, hope, respect, and an openness for connecting on deeper levels with clients. I am ready to go with you on this journey, whatever your pace.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60004 - Nearby to Westmont.

First, take a deep breath for the count of 5; now slowly let it out for and say "Ahhhh". Anxiety and stress are a part of life and there is no way around it. Which type do you have? The six major types have their own distinct set of symptoms: generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder (anxiety attacks), phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Treatment for each type varies. I have specialized training and certifications in relaxation techniques, EMDR, which I combine with Brain Entrainment technology to help you manage and overcome your anxieties. Go ahead, take another deep breath and see yourself feeling better.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Anxiety Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Westmont.

Chronic stress and anxiety are so prevalent in our society today. Especially with all of our gadgets and the fast pace of everything. It's difficult, and sometimes even near impossible to slow down. Anxiety can contribute to physical illness, sleep deprivation, and cause you to generally feel miserable. By giving my clients multiple therapeutic techniques, I've helped most of my clients successfully eliminate the need for their anti-anxiety medications. After working with me, my clients have experienced a significant reduction in chronic worrying, physical symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, etc.), and improved the overall quality of their lives.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Anxiety Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westmont.

I work extensively with Anxiety issues in all forms: Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias and life stressors. I have been a member of ADAA (Anxiety Disorders of America) for over 20 years. Working with my clients in a solution-oriented approach brings about positive change in a managable amount of time. You do not need to suffer with anxiety. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. There is always hope for a better life and freedom from anxiety.

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Anxiety Counselor

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

Licensed Therapist

In 60302 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

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

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Martin Scripp
Anxiety Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.



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Westmont is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.99 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Westmont is 24,941 people with 10,676 households and a median annual income of $55,767. .


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Therapy in Westmont is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Westmont therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westmont public health department.