Anxiety Disorder Specialist Chicago IL

Anxiety disorder specialists treat the different types of anxiety disorders, which are generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and some medications are very effective at treating these disorders. See below for more information and to gain access to qualified anxiety disorder specialists in Chicago, IL.

Gloria Balague
(312) 996-8681
UIC Psychology Department
Chicago, IL
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Sports Psychology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French,Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1997-09-09

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Alice M. Bernstein
(312) 357-0022
300 W Adams St, Ste 621
Chicago, IL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1980-06-24

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James R. Zullo
(773) 590-3272
25 East Washington St
Chicago, IL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Northwestern University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-19

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Janice R. Muhr
(312) 782-3338
180 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1915
Chicago, IL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Northwestern University
Credentialed Since: 1981-04-10

Data Provided By:
Robert J. Moretti
(312) 884-8317
65 E. Wacker Place
Chicago, IL
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Loyola University of Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1983-12-09

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Cheryl N. Carmin
(312) 413-1225
Univ of IL at Chicago, Dept of Psychiat
Chicago, IL
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Psychological Assessment, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 1989-02-06

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Mr. Kevin Conaty
Kevin T. Conaty, LCSW
(773) 907-3060
2740 W. Foster Avenue Suite 401
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Katharine Hinkle
30 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 2011-01-03

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Flora Swearingen
Flora L Swearingen, LCSW, Ltd.
(312) 565-0825
155 N Michigan Ave. Suite 629
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Stress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Ioanna Chaney
(773) 244-0900
233 East Erie Street, Suite 401
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CPCC, MBA
Licensed in Illinois
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transi
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Anxiety and Its Treatment Options

Disorders - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Written by Grant Eckert   

If you're feeling anxious, you might need to do more than just tough it out and wait for the symptoms to subside. You may need to make some major changes in your life in order to feel better and finally calm down. In today's busy world, it might seem like it's impossible to avoid anxiety - which is probably true - but that doesn't mean that you can't try to do something about it in the meantime.

Talk it out

One of the best starting points for dealing with anxiety is to find ways to talk about what is making you anxious in the first place. You can do this with a trusted friend or colleague or you may want to seek professional help. Taking the time to talk about what is going on in your life can help you to find a new perspective on what is happening to you. You may find that others can offer you new perspectives as well, in addition to solutions for problems you've been dealing with.

Talking with a trained professional is a good way to begin to identify the sources of anxiety in your life so that you can do something about them. Sometimes when you're wrapped up in your own anxiety, it can be difficult to see what you need to do in order to feel better. A trained therapist can also help you use different techniques to deal with your feelings or they can help you set goals in your progress towards overcoming your anxiety response.

Another source of communicating about your anxiety is to find a support group that deals with anxiety disorders. Even if you just sit and listen, you will be able to realize that you're not the only one that is upset sometimes or has trouble managing their feelings.

Change Your Life

If you really stop to think about it, anxiety is often something that you may be promoting. By taking on too much work or by having troubles with prioritizing, you might be creating situations in which you can't feel anything but anxiety. To help stop this cycle, you need to begin to look at your life in a new way. You also want to realize that your health is another important factor in how you will deal with anxiety issues, so you need to make sure you are taking care of your body, as well.

Here are some ways to start lessening your anxiety:

  • Delegate more work to others - You really don't have to do everything that's on your plate. Even if you work at home or in an office, there are smaller tasks that you can delegate to others.
  • Make time for yourself - Whether it's five minutes or a few hours a day, making time for yourself can dramatically reduce your anxiety.
  • Make time for healthy eating and exercise - In order to allow your body to be strong enough to deal with stress, you need to eat right and exercise on a regular basis.
  • Find relaxation techniques that work - Things like yoga and T'ai Chi are excellent sources of activity and relaxation that you can do on a regular basis. You can also try medita...

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Anxiety Disorder Manifests Itself In Different Ways

Disorders - Anxiety Disorders
Written by Alien .   

Drugs do Exist for Treatment

There are several different types of abnormal, pathological anxieties, fears, phobias and nervous conditions that can occur suddenly or gradually over a span of years and one common blanket term for these illnesses is anxiety disorder. This type of disorder may result in the impairment or prevention of normal daily routines in the patient and both anxiety as well as fear is an omnipresent emotion.

Though the term anxiety as well as fear have scientifically different interpretations, in common parlance the two terms are used interchangeably. This is so in the case of phobia which is another form of anxiety and can be defined as being fear that persists or is irrational and fear is defined as an emotional as well as physiological reply to external threats as they are perceived by the patient and such external threats may be a crash that is about to take place or a runaway car.

Types of Disorders

The different types of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobia or simple phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The panic disorder relates to experiencing periods of fear that is very intense or is a psychological distress that comes about abruptly and lasts as little as half an hour and common symptoms are trembling, shortness of breath, palpitations of the heart, sweating, nausea, dizziness and hyperventilation as well as tingling sensations and also a feeling of being choked.

Social anxiety disorders are an experiencing of fear, apprehension or worry in respect to certain social situations as well as being worried about how they are perceived or evaluated by other people. This is a psychiatric disorder and the patient needs psychiatric treatment. Specific phobia occurs when there is any type of anxiety disorder that can be thought of as being unreasonable or an irrational feeling of fear that is caused by being exposed to definite objects or situations. The affected person is prone to actively avoiding direct contact with the object or situation.

The general anxiety disorder is a condition which has the characteristics of excessive as well as uncontrollable worrying about normal everyday activities. There is a disproportionate intensity as well as duration of this form of anxiety disorder in relation to the actual source of worry and causes the patient to have his or her daily life disrupted.

While obsessive-compulsive disorder is really a psychiatric disorder and more specifically an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in a number of different ways but is mainly linked to obsessive thinking as well as related compulsions that are used to counteract the fixation. Finally, the post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that is caused by exposure to or confronta...

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