Anxiety Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Lauren Kofod, Psychiatrist in Chicago, IL
Lauren Kofod
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a board certified psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience in treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, difficulty with adjusting to life stressors, and expertise in treating individuals with eating disorders and addictions. I also have board certification in psychosomatic medicine, which is the branch of psychiatry that focuses on how the mind and body interact in illness and in stress. My goal in working with patients is to listen and connect, helping to guide effective treatment which is both evidence-based as well as in line with the values of the patient.
(331) 258-5668
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Madiha Shabbir
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
This FDA approved treatment for depression and anxiety is one of the easiest and fastest ways to win your fight against depression.
My passion is helping people with DEPRESSION. I want my patients to feel empowered because their symptoms leave them feeling powerless. One of my most important roles as a psychiatrist is to instill hope for my patients. Depression is treatable, and with TMS therapy along with medication management, we have even more options for patients who struggle.
(561) 556-6101
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Aayu Clinics
Psychiatrist
Verified
Verified
We are a primary care group that cares for individuals with anxiety , depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, B.E.D., and other diagnoses. We primarily work with our patients to identify and diagnose the condition followed by the appropriate medication management. We believe in a holistic approach - combining lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness, psychotherapy and when needed, medications. Every person is unique and the key is in personalizing the right medication and the right dose. We use gene-drug information to guide the correct medication choice for the individual, instead of trying different medications to find the right one.
(773) 922-4243
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Sarah Tisser
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarah Tisser was born and raised in France and lived in Israel for 10 years. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children and adults. She has experience treating all psychiatric disorders, including perinatal mental health: She is PSI certified. Sarah also treats patients with sexual dysfunction due to anxiety and depression, and would adjust medications to avoid sexual side effects. She sees clients aged 6 years and up.
(708) 719-6273
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Chicago, IL 60655
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Shoaib Memon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My clinical specialties include working with adults, families and couples experiencing Anxiety , Depression, ADHD / ADD, Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self Esteem, Life Transition, Loss & Grief, Relationship Issues, Anger and Trauma & PTSD.
Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the way your life is going? Do you feel alone or stuck in your situation? Are you struggling with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression? In order to effectively treat emotional problems and life challenges, it is important to find a psychiatrist in Chicago that can meet your needs. My first goal when meeting with you is to establish a genuine and collaborative connection. This will serve as the foundation for the work necessary to deal with daily feelings, understand experiences, and make positive changes to your life. We will work together to develop a plan to help you heal and grow.
(312) 800-1521
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Michelle Heyland
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Please email to set up an initial appointment. I am a doctorally prepared, board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have experience treating a variety of conditions such as such as depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, and thought disorders. I specialize in depression and anxiety . I am also an Associate Professor at Rush University. I am accepting new adult (18+) patients at my practice. A key part of my role is medication management. However, I also spend time getting to know you as a person and determining the aspects of your life that are contributing to the way you feel.
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Chicago, IL 60610
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Salman Kazim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
anxiety & depression.
Dr. Salman Kazim, MD is an American Board-certified psychiatrist with 25 years of experience in the field. Mental health has been his passion and he has been very committed to it during his entire career. He is fascinated by the human mind and continues to educate himself on the intricacies of human behavior. Being a very energetic, dynamic and focused professional, he has developed a reputation for developing successful treatment plans that have helped individuals with very complex and treatment resistant mental health issues. His average workday is very productive as a result of his efficiency and time management.
(872) 206-9136
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Kelli Soto
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
Kelli treats anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, depressive disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Kelli Soto is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Kelli offers holistic, patient-centered care to her patients. Because she knows everyone’s struggles are different, she starts by focusing on fully understanding each individual’s experience. This allows her to create a tailored treatment plan that meets their needs.
(872) 266-7670
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Charles E Kaegi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in medication management for ADD, depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice for over 30 years. I provide high quality psychiatric care to residents throughout the Chicago metro area for adult out-patient medication evaluation and management.
(773) 904-0333
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Chicago, IL 60646
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Not accepting new clients
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Pooja Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
Verified
I primarily work with children and adults with diagnosis of depression, anxiety , ADD/ADHD, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
I have come across many individuals that are currently going through mental health problems and requires guidance to get help or to be treated. Mental health is as important as other medical issues. Mental health plays an important role in the way we deal with daily life stress, how we relate to others, and the decisions that we make reflects to our daily lives. Without positive mental health, it will be almost impossible to realize your full potential, work productively, make a meaningful contribution to yourself and a family, or handle the stress that comes with life.
(224) 268-0631 x105
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Chicago, IL 60619
Not accepting new clients
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Ajit Kalayil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
Verified
Appointments available as soon as 24 hours. Ajit Kalayil is trained to use both medication and talk therapy to treat all psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety , PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and perinatal mental health. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of emotional and mental health conditions at his clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Kalayil works with patients from a broad range of backgrounds. He also has a particular interest and experience in LGBTQIA+ issues. All patients are treated equally and in a non-judgemental, warm, and strictly confidential environment.
(773) 692-9070
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Matthew Brown
Psychiatrist, DO, MBA
Verified
Verified
Dr. Brown is a double board certified psychiatrist and treats children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Brown is an expert in the treatment of OCD. He will also work with clients regarding issues with PTSD, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety , Depression, and ADHD. Dr. Brown focuses largely on using supplements and other natural treatments such as a behavioral change to find a path forward. However, he does prescribe medications as well when needed. The goal of treatment is the less medication overall the better as long as the person is doing ok.
(872) 266-7958
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Chicago, IL 60618
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Sherry Feng
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Chicago. I treat a wide range of concerns that include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship and career problems, as well as low self-esteem. I've also worked with patients seeking help during crises, support during life transitions, or looking to develop a better understanding of themselves. Starting with a thoughtful evaluation, we will decide together how I can be helpful to you. I take a holistic, integrative approach, and see most of my patients for talk therapy, although treatment may include medications (if indicated).
(872) 231-3082
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Alecia Hurley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling weighed down by feelings of anxiety or sadness? Are you struggling to maintain your daily habits and routines? Are you simply looking to improve your mental wellness in order to feel like yourself again? Prioritizing yourself and mental wellness may be the key to unlocking your full potential, and I can gladly help.
Ideally, clients are seeking help on their own accord, as they are tired of their issues continuing to hold them back from experiencing life at its fullest. They may be noticing that maintaining their life as they once knew it is becoming more challenging, and feel like it might be time for some assistance. They may be seeking someone to speak to, someone to prescribe medication, and likely both. They know that getting help is not always easy, but they are willing to take the first step.
(312) 818-2973 x2
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Maya Ramic
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a general psychiatrist, I provide treatment for patients 18 years of age and older, mostly for conditions of depression, anxiety , mood dysregulation and psychosis. While I am dedicated to providing care to a general psychiatric population, I feel uniquely privileged in providing care to individuals coping with parenting and marital stressors. Each individual is unique with a specific set of life circumstances. I see an individual’s relationship with self as the foundation of all life experiences, and key for healing and moving forward.
(872) 259-4679
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Chicago, IL 60631
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Krista Bedells
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
SohoMD offers online sessions with board-certified clinicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat Anxiety , Depression, and ADHD. Our tele therapy and tele psychiatry services make appointments easy. All you need is a smartphone to access our therapist or prescribers. We are in-network with Cigna and Optum insurances but please be advised that we require all our patients to be frequently seen especially during the first month to customize your care for success.
(646) 759-2638
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Not accepting new clients
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Dylan Kathol
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to North Side Psychiatry. I am a Harvard-trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist who helps patients thrive in the face of life transitions. Whether a new parent, college student, recently separated person, or are at any other stage in your life, my goal is to collaborate with you to move your journey forward. I provide a supportive and validating experience as we work collaboratively to develop your unique treatment plan. I have extensive experience with perinatal mental illness, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety , obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attentional disorders.
(773) 232-4039
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Chicago, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
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Kailee Lenczycki
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
Kailee Lenczycki is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Kailee has experience treating a diverse range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety , panic , PTSD, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, and more. She understands her patients are dealing with their mental health while trying to fulfill their responsibilities at work and home. Kailee uses a holistic treatment approach, seeking not only to minimize illness, but to maximize wellness.
(872) 278-6412
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Vikramjit Gill
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
This FDA approved treatment for depression and anxiety is one of the easiest and fastest ways to win your fight against depression.
My passion is helping people with DEPRESSION. I want my patients to feel empowered because their symptoms leave them feeling powerless. One of my most important roles as a psychiatrist is to instill hope for my patients. Depression is treatable, and with TMS therapy along with medication management, we have even more options for patients who struggle.
(872) 246-9683
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Devika Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new patients** I have been providing excellent care for over 4 years with great compassion.  I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients 5 years and older with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Mood disorder, PTSD, Opioid Use Disorder, and other mental health problems.  I treat each patient as an individual and work together in developing treatment plans. I spend the time needed with each patient to get to know them and understand the source of their struggles.
(847) 261-8144
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Chicago, IL 60631
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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Chicago is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Chicago Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Chicago has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Chicago, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Chicago Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.