Anxiety & Stress Relief


Is your anxiety  robbing you of the chance to just enjoy your experiences? Is it causing a real problem in your life? 


A “yes” answer to these questions is not surprising, because anxiety can be quite severe and disabling. Others in your life who do not suffer from anxiety may not be able to understand, making you feel further anxious and isolated.


The good news is that anxiety can be treated -- you really can get better. In fact, certain forms of therapy for anxiety are some of the most well-documented, scientifically proven forms of therapy there are. We practice these forms of therapy, known as cognitive therapy (which addresses negative thought patterns) and behavioral therapy (which addresses behaviors that can worsen anxiety).


If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms, please know that you can get relief: 


  • Excessive worry about real-life issues (this may be generalized anxiety disorder)

  • Obsessive fears about certain things, such as dirt/germs, your safety or the safety of others, your health or someone else’s, along with repetitive behaviors (rituals/compulsions) to reduce anxiety such as excessive cleaning or handwashing, checking, repeating, reassurance seeking, or mental rituals (such as reciting a prayer). These symptoms may be a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

  • Unexplained episodes of panic-like symptoms, such as a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, feeling faint or nauseous, or a terrifying fear of dying or losing control of oneself. This may be panic disorder, which can also be effectively treated. 


Contact us today to learn more! Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.