Anxiety Therapists in Champaign, IL

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Heidi McGill
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I work with people dealing with trauma, anxiety , depression, stress, and personal growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 25 years of experience. On my journey I have provided therapy in a variety of settings such as community mental health, medical facilities, and private practice. I am grateful for the growth and learning I have gained from each of these experiences that makes me a better therapist for the people I help.
(217) 645-6898
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Lavina Velasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with adults across the lifespan needing support for stress, anxiety , grief, and co-occurring issues that arise while adjusting to major life changes. Whether we meet virtually, face-to-face, or outdoors in nature, my clients leave sessions feeling reconnected to their inherent worth and empowered to transform old patterns into new possibilities. I have a special interest in helping clients heal from loss; cultivate self-compassion; establish healthy boundaries; practice courageous communication; and enjoy a wider range of social support.
(217) 733-0462
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Erin Sturm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety , PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other life adjustments in which they need additional support.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health treatment. During my graduate internship, I worked at a rape crisis center and was privileged to witness the resiliency and strength of those who have experienced significant traumas in their life. After receiving my master’s degree from Western Illinois University, I worked for 9 years at the local rape crisis center, which offered me valuable training in trauma and opportunities to grow in my clinical work.
(217) 318-3007
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Ashley Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. As a former crisis clinician, I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of life experiences. I am comfortable working with individuals coping with a variety of issues including but not limited to life stressors, adjustment issues, anxiety , depression, suicidal thoughts, mood disorders, and trauma.
(217) 279-9958
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Sara Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work primarily with people who are struggling through adjustment to different phases of life and/or are experiencing anxiety and depression.
Life doesn't always make sense, which is why I sought my own therapy for the first time in my mid-twenties. That therapist and that experience is what brought me to the field as a provider. I have been in the field for more than a decade; licensed since 2020. I specialize in teens and young adults, but love working with adults of all ages.
(217) 364-8236
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Nancy Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Currently, the anxiety , fear and grief we feel from the Coronavirus can turn serious, threatening your mental health.
You’ve experienced some traumatic events in your life. Immediately afterwards, you might feel shock and denial. Longer term reactions might be unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. It can be hard to move on with life. I can help you find positive ways to manage your emotions. I am trained in trauma treatment and in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distresses that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
(217) 615-2447
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Champaign, IL 61822
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Katie Hensold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have the most experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety , trauma, school-related issues, self-esteem, anger, ADHD, and bullying.
I really enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I love helping others realize their strengths and focus on reaching their goals. I often approach therapy with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools although I am able to incorporate other interventions as needed. Providing a warm and inviting environment where individuals can feel safe and comfortable is very important to me in treatment. Christian faith-based therapy is something else I provide when clients want to utilize their spirituality in their treatment.
(217) 393-6107
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Wendy Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in Central Illinois. I am accepting of all spiritualities, gender identities, and sexualities, including acceptance of polyamorous relationships and ACE individuals. I graduated with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. I enjoy an eclectic practice, working with adults, elders, and young children (3-12) on a variety of presenting problems: Depression, PTSD, Anxiety , Schizophrenia, Defiance (ODD), Anger and Panic Disorders, Family or Child relationship problems, eating disorders (including ARFID), and others.
(217) 634-6264
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Amy Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker located in Champaign, IL. I work with clients to identify their strengths and challenges, and to learn healthy coping strategies. I specialize in working with children and youth of all ages, as well as young adults and adults who are dealing with life stressors, situational events, and anxiety and/or depression.
(217) 394-5382
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Champaign, IL 61822
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Cheron Allen
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor certified in CBT with over ten years of experience, I am able to treat Bipolar, Depressive, Anxiety , Obsessive-Compulsive, Trauma, Addictions, and Personality Disorders.
At my core, I am an artist and believe in creating the sacred space necessary for intentional healing. My approach is strength-based and person-centered. I also draw from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Systems Theory to address individual needs.
(773) 207-5400
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Josie D Mitchell - Ruby Waves Of Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you a woman that is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lonely, or depressed? Or maybe you feel it's time to address your anxiety , low self-esteem, or even new life transitions? It would be my honor to hold a private and secure space that is only for you. We can take our time to explore how the past is impacting your present. We can develop a deeper understanding of your relationship to self and others.
(217) 292-1245
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Robert J Boucek Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work extensively with adults, couples, teens, university students, and with the LGBT community. I have had the good fortune to also assist survivors of political torture overcome trauma and adjust to life in a new culture. I work effectively with clients undergoing a variety of difficulties-mood and anxiety disorders, relationship and communication challenges, drug and alcohol abuse, procrastination, test anxiety , and with unhealthy, conflicted relationships to food. I have been a meditation practitioner for nearly 20 years and have found mindfulness and hypnotic approaches beneficial adjuncts to traditional psychotherapy.
(217) 334-4424
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Tonya M. Lawyer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Trauma looks like anxiety , depression, substance abuse, rage, or panic attacks.
Do you believe if you allow yourself to feel your feelings you will go crazy? Or not be able to handle them? Do you numb yourself with substances, sex, gambling, etc.? Are you finding it hard to stay present? Are your relationships hurtful, abusive or disconnected? Are you so full of shame, regret and remorse that you can barely look at yourself in the mirror? Do you feel broken? If you said "yes" to any of these questions most likely you have experienced some sort of trauma in the past. Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event/s that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope. Trauma hurts.
(217) 766-8557
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Karen Jones
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have worked in outpatient care, residential treatment centers, and psychiatric hospitals. My special interests include anxiety and compulsive behavior disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, addiction, depression, and grief. I am passionate about engaging people in a healing process that replaces shame with serenity and wellness.
(217) 697-2190
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Jennifer Duenas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I received my Master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in Community Counseling in 2021 while interning at Albany Park Community Center in Chicago. I obtained experience working with English and Spanish speaking adolescents and adults. In addition, I have experience working with depression, anxiety , and other adjustments or emotional concerns. I enjoy an eclectic approach to counseling. I draw from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client/Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, etc.
(217) 387-8745
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Kim Baright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in State of Illinois with 25 years of experience. I work with clients across the lifespan regarding a wide range of concerns such as anxiety , depression, trauma, acceptance, ADHD, and relationship issues, and am a strong ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I believe therapy is a client – centered time to focus on your personal concerns, needs, and goals, and am honored to partner with you in the process of personal growth and healing.
(217) 712-3911
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Champaign, IL 61820
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DeAnn Winn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Wouldn’t it be nice if you felt prepared to deal with the stress of everyday life, traumatic experiences, or symptoms of depression and anxiety ? It may seem like you have tried everything to take control back and don't know what else to do. You may feel like you struggle in every area of your life. It feels overwhelming, scary, lonely, and even hopeless at times.
(217) 712-3478
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Erin Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It seems like everyone else’s child has it all together and you feel scared and alone. It feels like the situation is never going to get better and you worry constantly about the future of your child. You never thought you would be in this place and you can’t seem to find your way out. All you want to do is help your child. As a parent, one of the most difficult tasks we face is to watch our children and teens struggle. Parenting an adolescent who is struggling with anxiety , depression or behavior can you leave feeling like you failed.
(217) 207-5596
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Cody S. Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The goal of counseling is to help people make meaningful change to improve overall well-being. A good therapist should meet you where you are at, help you identify stressors, then work with you to develop the coping skills that result in positive change. Confronting suffering can be difficult, whether that suffering come in the form of anxiety or depression, relationship struggles, substance abuse, or the stresses and worries of daily life.
(217) 662-7017
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Dr. Juvenal George
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there! My practice is dedicated to helping individuals better understand their emotions & behaviors, so they can learn to live in the moment & experience a more meaningful life. I specialize in the prevention, treatment, & management of various mental health issues including anxiety & panic disorders, depression, ADHD, men’s issues, anger/stress management, college/career stressors, & trauma. I have extensive experience working with individuals from culturally diverse & BIPOC communities. As a bicultural & bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist, I have a strong interest in serving the Latino/a/x community.
(217) 215-4849
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Champaign, IL 61820
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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.