Anxiety Therapists in Lake Bluff, IL

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Photo of Claire Manley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Bluff, IL
Claire Manley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My ideal patients are children through adults struggling with anxiety , depression, ADHD, trauma, and relationship stress and conflict. I help guide patients towards the achievement of goals through highlighting independent strengths and challenges within larger systems or relationships. I incorporate techniques from Attachment-Based Therapy, CBT, Family-Systems, Relational Therapy, and TF-CBT. I am trauma-informed, and help advocate for safe relationships and equity, and promote social and emotional wellbeing. I help my patients learn and implement tools for navigating change, liberation, and healing.
(224) 207-4510
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Lindsay McDonnell
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with alcohol/other substance abuse, generalized and social anxiety , depression, chronic stress, relationship issues, and adjustment disorders.
We all experience emotional, physical, and psychological difficulties in our lives. If we cannot find relief, or achieve change on our own, professional help is appropriate. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented, with an emphasis on exploring patterns in clients' belief systems, emotional experiences, and behaviors. My ideal clients are those that desire to truthfully investigate themselves. With a further understanding of yourself, you inevitably increase your opportunities for growth and positive change. I offer assistance in beginning and continuing this process.
(224) 298-7797
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Richard P. Weber Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
I have been in practice for over 26 years. The last 20 have been in private practice. The intention for myself is to provide the highest quality of care in the most professional manner. My aim is to treat every client with respect and to seek solutions to their issues. My therapeutic approach is steeped in client-centered principles and cognitive-behavioral solutions. I treat a wide range of clientele, from young adults to the elderly. Individual, marital, family and couples counseling provided. Teletherapy also conducted on a HIPAA approved online site.
(224) 588-8560 x1
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Monica Sierra
LSW
Verified
Verified
Through my personal and professional experiences, I understand the importance and sensitive nature of mental health. I maintain a committed presence which establishes and maintains positive relationships with my patients that will endure. My experience ranges from working with young children through young adults with anxiety , behavioral issues, family conflict, autism and addiction. My enthusiasm and compassion for this field increases my curiosity in developing my skill set and incorporating new methodologies that help patients live their best holistic lives.
(224) 219-0310
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Lori Greenman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with White Stone Counseling Resources. I enjoy working with individuals, families, children, adolescents and adults. I have a warm, collaborative approach when working with people to help them manage anxiety , mood disorders, stress, conflict, school issues, and life transitions. I work with the person to choose which therapy method will be the most helpful in their situation. I have clinical experience in community mental health and schools. I have lived in Latin America for over twenty years and provide counseling in Spanish and English.
(224) 328-1596
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Forest Bluff Counseling
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you having symptoms of anxiety , OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? We are cognitive behavioral counselors who will individualize your treatment based on scientific research and evidence based practices. Our approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. The people who come to the office are usually goal driven and looking for shorter term treatments. Our clientele include CEOs, high profile athletes and celebrities. Recent Awards include "2019 and 2020 Best of Lake Bluff Award" for the field of counseling.
(847) 457-0175
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Carolina Garcia-Leahy
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
(224) 207-4062
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Tracy Steinmetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I know it can be a risk trusting another with your deepest fears and feelings, and I have tremendous respect for anyone who begins a therapeutic journey toward self-understanding, self-acceptance & healing.
Asking for help when you are having emotional difficulties may not be easy. Whether you are depressed or anxious, dealing with a recent loss, coping with past or present trauma, have low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, or facing the challenges of everyday living and/or negotiating life transitions, you hope to find a compassionate and caring person who will understand. In my practice providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and couples, I offer a comfortable and confidential place where clients can explore feelings and concerns safely, while also addressing their most difficult problems or life challenges.
(847) 550-3573
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Martin McCarthy Jr.
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
All of us -- women and men, young and old, poor, middle class and upscale folks, minorities and majorities -- have to deal with complexity. As a therapist I help heal hurts from the past, assist clients in managing present challenges, and work collaboratively to create more satisfying future lives. The people who see me for individual, couples and family therapy represent a culturally diverse group. Their difficulties range from anxiety and depression, to stress disorders, OCD/OCPD, relationship problems, employment issues, and bereavement. Many of these women and men report quick progress in better managing their personal, family, academic, and work lives.
(847) 562-5895
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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360 Degrees Wellness and Coaching
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC, MSW, CRADC, CADC
Verified
Verified
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety , Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
(847) 807-1012
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Deborah Kronenberger
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in mindfulness based therapy which is empirically proven to be effective in managing anxiety disorders.
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety , depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
(847) 505-0795
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Family Service of Lake County
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Family Service of Lake County is a vibrant community agency that provides clinical counseling to youth, families, couples, adults and seniors in a safe, supportive and caring environment. We are able to help you with difficult life circumstances such as: marital or family challenges, anxiety , depression, self-harm, trauma, guilt, grief/loss, school-related concerns, anger, and worry. Our professional, licensed clinical team have a passion for their work and value collaboration- we partner with schools, physicians and other family members as needed.
(847) 457-1710
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Renee Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Making the decision to seek out help can be an intimidating and confusing step towards bettering yourself. I have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns. Some of these include depression, anxiety , life transitions, substance use, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. My goal is that, together, we will build a relationship you trust that will offer you a safe place to explore the many complexities and challenges life brings. I want to hear you and help you use your voice to feel empowered in creating change.
(224) 328-2656
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David Hanson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I offer comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults as the primary focus of my practice. I believe in using well researched methods of assessment, restricting their interpretation to the scope for which they were designed and in providing well constructed, detailed and informative conclusions and feedback designed to help guide the client with succinct and thoughtful recommendations generated from the evaluation. I chose to maintain a small therapy practice in addition to my primary evaluation focus working with children and adults experiencing challenges with mood, anxiety , and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders.
(224) 676-3968
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Mary Beth Kerf
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Life can present us with significant challenges. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in identifying the obstacles that may be in the way of you experiencing life as you want it to be and to develop strategies that result in an increase in acceptance, contentment and success. My expertise is in providing individual and family therapy. Additionally, I have a specialization in addiction recovery, trauma work and working with mood regulation (depression, anxiety ).I treat adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I see patients 16 years of age and up.
(224) 601-8282
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Amy Carnow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Selecting a therapist and beginning therapy can be intimidating things to do. I want to help you make the decision that is right for you. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While anxiety and mood disorders are common in my practice, I also handle a variety of other disorders, problems, and issues. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Using my knowledge, training, and expertise, I will work together with you to help you through your whatever you may be facing, make positive changes, and achieve your goals.
(224) 377-1481
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Katherine Pennypacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed social worker (LSW), and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC) in the state of IL. I specialize in working with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety , and co-occurring disorders. I enjoy both individual therapy and groupwork. I am currently working with adolescents/young adults, and adults.
(224) 435-4845
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Sarah Christian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life brings many stressors and we can all benefit from having a confidential place to sort out our concerns. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping clients with issues such as anxiety , depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management. I have worked with individuals, adolescents and couples in a relationally based, psychodynamic format. I was also the director of, and involved with, a psycho-educational parenting program for over 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and with adolescents as they grow through facing the challenges of life.
(847) 979-4339
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Tristen Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapeutic knowledge includes depression, anxiety , self-esteem, attachment, domestic violence, trauma, family conflict, relationships, LGBTQ+, and kink/BDSM informed treatment.
Whether it's your spouse, significant other, children, friends, or colleagues, my main focus is on our relationships. I understand the impact relationships can have on our mental health. I work to incorporate a strength-based model within my work; I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment for each client, and view the client as the expert in their own life. My goal is to provide you with the tools, knowledge, and support needed to help you connect with your inner strengths and cope with ongoing issues.
(224) 523-7694
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Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Tracy H. Burns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others? Sometimes the solutions we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples who struggle with low self esteem, depression, anxiety , relationship issues, and trauma to find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
(847) 558-7622
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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.