Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Wonder Lake, IL.

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


Melanie Pignotti, LCPC, CFRC
Anxiety Counselor

Melanie Pignotti, LCPC, CFRC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60120 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

Treating stress and anxiety requires education on the nervous system and how to engage the right brain. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques are key. I take a Holistic approach for restoring and maintaining resiliency, exploring and strengthening various areas of life, such as physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual health. Chronic stress, burnout, anxiety can all be addressed by understanding the primary source and implementing healthy coping strategies.

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.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

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.

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 Wonder Lake.

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.

Samantha Ruda, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Samantha Ruda, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 60084 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

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.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60123 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

Worry is a normal reaction to everyday stress and traumatic life events. Some ways of coping will reduce your discomfort. However, you may be one of the millions who experience anxiety to such a degree that it impairs your functioning at home, work or school. Left unchecked, anxiety will affect your overall quality of life. CBT, Mindfulness, and Exposure Therapy are proven methods for dealing social or performance anxiety, nightmares and sleep fears, intrusive negative thoughts, or OCD. Kari can assist you, your child or adolescent, in controlling anxiety and achieving relief from the mental and physical symptoms that can be debilitating.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

Anxiety, worries, fears and stress are actually common experiences in life, but I will teach you ways to feel more competent and confident in dealing with them. Then when you are beginning to fear or worry, you will quickly know what to do to take care of yourself and either prevent or overcome any potential negative effects these feelings could pose in your life and work.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

At times, we all think negatively; however, we are empowered because we can change the way we think in order to feel less anxiety and stress. In order to pursue optimal psychological health, one way to start is to begin to monitor our thinking regularly. The next step is to examine or question our thoughts and ask ourselves things like: Are our thoughts in proportion to what has happened? Is there any evidence that our beliefs are true? Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment approach for anxiety and stress especially if part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anxiety Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

SYMPTOMS of Stress and Anxiety: Pervasive nervousness and worrying, panic and anxiety attacks, fear of normal situations, toxic avoidance of certain situations, troubling heart palpitations, excessive sweating, impotence and mounting, spiking frustration. TREATMENTS: Re-structuring of anxiety-producing thoughts, enhancing one's perspective, relaxation training, guided imagery, state-of-the-art counter-conditioning, self-hypnosis and individual counseling. BENEFITS of treatment: Disappearing apprehension, rewarding social interactions, taking on more challenging tasks without fear,, rapidly spiking courage to face important tasks and enhanced feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Anxiety Counselor

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

Anxiety, fueled by stress hormones, is one of the most difficult emotions to endure. Certainly, it affects the whole body. Learning how to calm the body take practice and encouragement. It means changing thinking patterns, physiological states, and challenging yourself to face situations that you would actually prefer to avoid if you could. I aim to be a coach and a support through this process.

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.

Debra K. Hirschberg, Debra K Hirschberg
Anxiety Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, Debra K Hirschberg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Wonder Lake.

Anxiety and stress can keep you locked up from living your life fully. Often anxiety can be biochemical in nature or can result from ongoing stress, lack of balance or unresolved issues. Christians can struggle with these issues and often feel quite guilty in knowing that they shouldn't worry or have fear. In therapy we will carefully assess these issues in a loving, grace based manner so that you can be free from debilitating anxiety and stress.


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Wonder Lake is located in McHenry County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.78 square miles and a water area of 1.15 square miles.  The population of Wonder Lake is 3,929 people with 1,381 households and a median annual income of $72,150. .


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