Online Anxiety Therapy in Chicago

If anxiety has been a shadow over your life, you’re not alone. Many people face the overwhelming challenges of anxiety, the good news is anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health problems.

Our practice concentrates on faith-based and specialized counseling, providing a unique blend of evidence-based therapeutic techniques while in keeping with a Christian worldview.

 

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is commonly known as a mental health disorder that arises when a person is faced with stressful or negative circumstances. It is a normal response to an individual’s nervous system and tension rising within their emotional, mental, and physical state and can be presented differently for each individual. While one person’s fight or flight mode is activated, another can dissociate from the situation completely to keep themselves safe. Both of these reactions are clear indicators that anxiety has taken over some aspect of their awareness, and in turn, may be prohibiting them from living authentically.

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

● Excessive Worrying: Persistent, uncontrollable worry about various aspects of life.
● Restlessness: Feeling on edge or unable to relax.
● Fatigue: Easily fatigued despite adequate sleep.
● Difficulty Concentrating: Trouble focusing or a mind going blank.
● Irritability: Increased irritability and mood swings.
● Muscle Tension: Frequent muscle aches or tightness.
● Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, restless sleep.
● Panic Attacks: Sudden, intense episodes of fear, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath.
● Avoidance Behavior: Avoiding situations that cause anxiety.
● Physical Symptoms: Nausea, sweating, dizziness, and rapid heartbeat.

The Power of Faith in Healing

In addition to therapeutic tools and resources, we deeply believe in the transformative power of God. Faith can provide a foundation of hope and reassurance. It reminds us that there is a path towards healing, where overcoming anxiety is only a stepping stool towards becoming a person who accepts the things they cannot control. This belief highlights the peace that transcends all understanding, guarding our hearts and minds. Our counseling sessions often include reflection on spiritual truths and discussing how your faith can be a source of strength. By leaning on spiritual promises and wisdom, we find that anxiety can be more manageable and less overpowering.

Healing from anxiety is a process, but it is possible with the right support. Whether you are struggling with generalized anxiety, panic attacks, or specific phobias, our faith-based counseling can offer the tools and spiritual insights needed to overcome these challenges.

Take that brave step today. Reach out to us and discover how combining evidence-based therapy with the strength of faith can lead to profound healing. Together, we will navigate this journey, finding hope and peace along the way.

Our Anxiety Specialists

Erin Staab, LPC, CGP