Anxiety Counseling In Chicago, IL

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Anxiety is the number one reason people decide to go to therapy. Work pressures, families and relationships, reading the news, and the dumpster fire that is social media can all be sources of stress. And for those living in Chicago, there is the added stress of city living, noise, pollution, crime and the increasing cost of living. While some anxiety is normal, excessive worrying and fear can lead to a range of physical and emotional symptoms that can interfere with daily life. For folks with anxiety, severe stress can trigger anything from rumination and worry to panic attacks.

That’s where therapy can help. Our therapists are ready to help you manage your anxiety and find a sense of calm in your daily life.

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Anxiety can be caused by many different things, including genetics, environment and life experiences. It can also be triggered by stress and other negative emotions.

Sometimes it’s not clear where anxiety is coming from, but some common causes of anxiety include:

  • Trauma or abuse
  • Financial stress
  • Health issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Work-related stress
  • Environmental factors
  • Genetics

Experiencing some anxiety in your everyday life is normal, but sometimes worries and fears can keep us from living the lives we want to live. This can be a sign that it is time to look for help. Anxiety can affect anyone. Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous, tense, restless or wound up and on edge
  • Having a sense of impending doom, panic or danger
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Avoiding things that cause worry or anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Physical symptoms such as feeling weak or tired, increased heart rate, hyperventilating or difficulty breathing, sweating, trembling, having trouble sleeping or gastrointestinal issues

If any of these symptoms are affecting your ability to live your day-to-day life, a therapist specializing in anxiety may be able to help. In therapy, you can learn more about where your anxiety comes from and real, tangible strategies that can help you in stress management, worry and fear in your daily life.

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Anxiety can be overwhelming, especially if you’re experiencing it most days. If left untreated, it can also lead to more serious mental health issues such as depression and excessive substance use. However, therapy can help people better understand and manage their symptoms. Our anxiety therapists can provide support and guidance to help you stop anxiety from consuming your life.


Our compassionate therapists specialize in treating anxiety and related disorders. We provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings and develop strategies to manage your anxiety. Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in a range of therapies, including CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapies.


Work-related stress can be a significant source of anxiety for many individuals. Our anxiety therapists can help you address work-related stress and develop strategies to manage it. We can also provide guidance on how to communicate more effectively with your employer and co-workers.


Anxiety is a complex and multifaceted issue that requires specialized treatment. Our therapists specialize in anxiety and related issues and have experience working with folks of all ages and backgrounds. We use evidence-based therapies and tailor our approach to meet your unique needs.

Anxiety counseling can help individuals better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our anxiety specialists in Chicago and Evanston provide a range of therapies and strategies to help you overcome anxiety. Some of the ways therapy can help include:

  • Identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors
  • Learning coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Developing a support system
  • Improving communication and relationship skills
  • Addressing underlying issues that contribute to anxiety
  • Managing physical symptoms

If you want to talk to someone about anxiety or learn more about how anxiety therapists at Best Therapies can help you, reach out today

additional resources

Psychotherapy Networker

Check out this article on Psychotherapy Networker for quick and easy tips on what you can do to help with your anxiety now.

International OCD Foundation

Do you think there might be more to your anxiety than the symptoms listed? Sometimes excessive thoughts and rumination can lead to repetitive behaviors or compulsions. Here you can find a great overview of exposure and response prevention, an effective treatment for both anxiety and OCD.

The Worry Cure

Psychologist, Dr. Robert Leahy, provides a seven-step approach to identify the nature of your worries and learn to take back control.

The Happiness Trap

Learn about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a style of therapy which utilizes mindfulness and values-guided action in order to reduce stress and worry. Bonus: there is an illustrated version too!

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