Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Wood River, IL.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood River

Have you ever tried to sleep and its like the switch turns on and your brain starts racing 1,000 miles an hour? Images, sounds, past and future conversations, to-do lists...etc. Anxiety is a monster. I like to train my clients to look anxiety in the face and say "I'm ok, I can be calm." Soothing techniques and awareness are several of the best tools against anxiety. Anxiety is not who you are as a person, it is often a symptom of a family system, a lifestyle, or a trauma, or another mystery yet to be found.

Anxiety Counselor

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood River

Stress and anxiety can be experienced through work (or lack of), busy-ness, never saying "no", feeling too much responsibility, difficulty coping with small stressors, or from many other sources. We can work together to learn why you become anxious and create new coping skills to reduce the frequency of your anxiety.To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Anxiety Counselor

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Wood River

I have worked successfully with many clients who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, or PTSD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well researched, effective form of therapy in dealing with these problems. Symptom relief can be found in a relatively short time. I will also work with you to uncover the roots to the issues you are struggling with, which many times provides a more long term solution than only symptom relief. We can work together to find answers that are specifically formulated for you and your unique situation if you are dealing with high amounts of stress in your life.

Anxiety Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood River

Anxiety and stress are a very normal part of life but sometimes life's changes can cause anxiety to become bigger than you can handle. The good news is anxiety is very treatable! I utilize a series of exercises and activities that help my clients understand the anxiety and then control the anxiety. It takes a combination of coping skills to find the peacefulness of life without anxiety, but whether you are a child or adult it is possible to live without it!

Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood River

Heightened stress and anxiety can be difficult to both understand and manage, particularly in today's world of busy schedules and high demands. I care about helping clients understand what struggles are taking place in their lives and hearts that lead to the increased anxiety that can make you feel out of control. Helping provide you with the necessary tools to learn how to cope with anxiety will open up new paths toward freedom and healing.

Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Wood River

Some aspects of stress are physiological. We are "hard-wired" to react to situations that may harm us with increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc. If our stressful situations are brief, we can quickly resume our normal functioning and be no worse for the wear. But when stress is chronic, or when we anticipate stressful things and become anxious, it takes a toll on our emotional and physical health. Dealing with chronic stress and anxiety means determining what you can and cannot change, and then how you will deal with each. I can teach you self-soothing techniques and how to change the way you think about what you cannot change, and we can examine together what CAN change!


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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of stress therapists in Wood River, Illinois who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Wood River, IL will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Wood River is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 6.98 square miles and a water area of 0.17 square miles.  The population of Wood River is 10,294 people with 4,517 households and a median annual income of $41,349. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Wood River, IL

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Wood River is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Wood River are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.