Anxiety Therapists in Arlington Heights, IL

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Whitney Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, personality disorders, and childhood behavioral disturbances.
I believe that therapy can assist clients with a variety of challenges whether related to a diagnosed mental illness, life transition, relationship, or other. There are many things that can interfere with a feeling of satisfaction or fulfillment in one's life. In my work, I aim to help clients uncover and better navigate these barriers by first understanding their goals and getting to know the whole person. I then utilize evidence-based treatment to assist clients with developing a plan for meeting their personal, professional, and relational needs.
(847) 744-8785
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Colleen Middendorf
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CTRS
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in working with an array of emotional struggles including depression, anger, anxiety , eating disorders, childhood trauma, impulse control issues, addictions and grief.
Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck and powerless, I can help you find your strength and make your way to a more serene and satisfying life. Occasionally people are well aware of how their suffering has emerged, but often the cause is unclear. My aim is to partner with clients to help them understand themselves and confront any life-limiting beliefs. From there, we can facilitate changes that will bring relief and build a positive sense of self, which in turn, will enrich your relationships and your life.
(847) 665-1824 x702
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Marina Murphy
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Choosing to engage in therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience and I am here to support you through this decision to get help and move forward. In my work as a professional counselor I strive to always have an empathetic and non-judgmental approach to helping my clients reach the positive changes that they are seeking. I use various therapeutic strategies tailored to my client's needs and strengths. I greatly enjoy being a therapist and feel that it is an honor to get to help and support others.
(847) 892-1379
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Carol Ann Fisher
Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with persons suffering from anxiety , depression, substances use, relationship issues, divorce, grief and transgender dysphoria.
I am a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. Since I acquired my license I have worked with a variety of people, those with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use. I have previously worked for the court system and in private practice. I am paneled to accept seven different types of insurance companies. My experience has helped me realize that individuals are not an illness or a label but rather persons with extenuating factors that contribute to the reasons for seeking help.
(847) 925-7383
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Mandy Snider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach to therapy that is collaborative, solution-focused, and aimed at creating meaningful movement towards positive change. I want to provide a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment in which clients can feel free to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings. I am a member of the LGBTQ community and thoroughly enjoy helping clients overcome their fear and anxiety and move towards a more authentic life. I additionally enjoy helping couples and families improve communication and overall relationship dynamics. I believe that change happens when knowledge and experiences are shared.
(815) 923-1070
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Dr. Jim Liggett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The late-great David Bowie captured one of life’s most enduring challenges when he dared us to “turn and face the straaange ch-ch-changes.” If only it were that easy, right? I am a change expert with 15+ years of experience helping people contend with anxiety , depression, grief, relationship issues, “I feel stuck”-ness, low self-esteem, and underachievement. My approach is interactive, down-to-earth, and peppered with humor and creativity. Feel free to contact me for a brief, no-charge phone consultation. If I’m not the ideal fit for you or your loved one, I’ll be happy to assist you in finding someone who is.
(224) 347-1993
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Medina Husejnovic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety , self-injury, suicidal ideation, self esteem, relationships, behavioral issues, and family conflict. My main work is with adolescents and young adults, however I’m also experienced in working with adults.
(847) 495-8575
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Connie Vitale
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
What I have learned from my own journey and from sitting with those who enter my office and share their stories of struggle, loss, disappointment, fear, betrayal and guilt, is that the life force is strong. I have over 25 years of experience working with relationship issues, trauma, anxiety , self esteem, self care, loss, and eating disorders. My clients and I together create an environment that honors their own experience and wisdom. Therapy can provide not only the understanding that supports change, but the tools to prepare you to live with more confidence, strength and compassion.
(773) 673-9863
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Anastazja Varan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Anxiety , stress and overwhelm can creep up on us unexpectedly.
On the surface, everything's great. You’ve got a decent life. Good job. Decent relationships. You tell yourself you should be happier, that you shouldn’t feel this stressed, shouldn’t worry so much-but it’s hard. And you’ve tried to do things right, not letting yourself get too stressed or overwhelmed but nothing has been fully effective. The good thing is, you don’t have to live like this. Change is possible with the right tools and the right person by your side.
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Change Points Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are your struggles related to ADHD, OCD, Anxiety , Anger, Social Difficulties, or Parenting? Are you having Relationship Problems? Or maybe you are in Addictions Recovery? Then again, maybe you just want a little extra support? Well, we are glad to help with any of these issues.
Change can lead to distress and difficulty. We offer practical planning and smart solutions! Improve your school, job, or household happiness; build relationships and gain insights. Learn techniques and strategies to cope with your troubles and frustrations. Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults!
(312) 945-7580
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Debra Dubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety , loss, relationship issues and life transitions.
Individuals seek out therapy to address a wide range of issues and struggles. However, I believe that everyone is looking for a place where they can feel safe and understood. I feel that I am able to provide this environment and that through our relationship, you will uncover your own strengths, develop new understandings, and grow and change in meaningful ways. As a seasoned Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of experience, I have had the privilege of taking this journey with many others and would love the opportunity to do so with you.
(224) 334-3091
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Anthony Mule
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, adolescent, young adult and adults with behavioral issues, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety , depression and self-esteem issues.
It can be difficult to reach out for help at times. It shows bravery and strength and may take personal motivation to do so. Reaching out is that first step showing you have what takes to heal. I will meet you at your point of need. I help clients like you develop the skills needed to create change, accomplish goals, and live a healthier happier life. With success we begin to change our beliefs that were creating hardship to ones that create growth, health, confidence, and acceptance. I strive to treat every person as family with a warm, compassionate approach.
(630) 283-7675
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Melissa Paluck
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
We will work collaboratively to empower you to live the life you want. I provide a welcoming and positive environment to address my clients' concerns and give them the space they need to process their difficult life experiences and develop useful skills to manage their challenges in a more effective way. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with anxiety , depression, and life transitions. I provide therapy in both English and Spanish.
(847) 260-9348
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Judy Lucas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you’re overwhelmed right now and are looking for help addressing stress, anxiety or grief. Maybe you’re depressed and you’d like to see improvement in your mood. Perhaps it’s the loss of a relationship or problems with the one you’re currently in that brought you here. Maybe you want to be heard and understood and improve communication in your relationships. You might even be noticing that your drinking has increased and that concerns you. In therapy, you'll get support in managing concerns like these. You probably want someone who is easy to talk to, who will listen to you and guide you, yet without judging you.
(847) 232-8962
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Therapy Solutions AH
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in adult/teen depression, anxiety , ADHD and relationship/family issues. Response time 24 business hours to calls or emails. My first priority is to understand you as a person. If you are feeling hesitant about therapy, understand that this is normal: letting another person into your private space can be frightening. A good therapist, however, will accept you as you are, with all the good and the ugly. Courage!
(224) 441-2151
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Paula Mathiasen
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals struggling with anxiety , depression, addictions, anger, communication issues, and healing from past hurts.
I am passionate about helping people get unstuck. You are worth it and have unique strengths and purpose! I work with individuals, couples, and groups to pursue healthy relationships, personal growth, and emotional wholeness. My desire is to bring hope, guidance, and be a safe place for you to process and find solutions to your challenges. I look forward to working with you on the journey of hope and fulfillment.
(847) 512-8637
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Liz Lucchese
Psychologist, PsyD, LSOTP
Verified
Verified
We all go through life difficulties that affect us deeply and can leave us feeling alone or ashamed and off the path to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and life goals. The "get over it" and "move on" mentality may leave you feeling temporarily more comfortable, but inevitably, the heavy weight of your struggles overflows into your daily life affecting you and your loved ones in ways that you never wanted or intended. No longer do you need to remain held back by your anxiety , depression, or other life difficulties.
(224) 425-4048
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Laura Fortini-Gustis
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we need help navigating life’s ups and downs. Whether you’ve been struggling with depression, anxiety or simply finding balance, talking to a professional therapist can help. Therapy is a powerful tool for creating the life you want. If you have been thinking about speaking with a counselor, I encourage you to reach out and make an appointment. I am here to help. Through a collaborative effort, we can work together to help you gain a better understanding of your difficulties and strengths, overcome challenges, improve relationships and work towards a healthier and happier you.
(224) 230-4069
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Joyce L Logan
Counselor, JD, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel your life is spinning out of control? Do you worry too much or do you see life these days through a negative lens? Are you experiencing problems with your relationships or substances? If so, I can help. I am a non-judgmental therapist with over 15 years of expertise in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, life transitions, and anger management issues. I also have significant experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, phobias, grief and loss, ADHD, and Tourette's Disorder. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples.
(224) 268-1917
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Lu Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
Lu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults and their families. She has experience working with individuals with Anger Management, Anxiety , Depression, Eating Disorders, Self-Injury and Substance Abuse. Lu utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist patients in achieving positive changes in mood, thought process and their behavior.
(847) 607-6217 x306
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Anxiety Therapists

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.