Do you have anxiety?

Feeling nervous on occasion is normal and can be helpful.  But when it goes beyond that, anxiety can become troublesome and cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.  

There are many different types of anxiety. Three common types are generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and social anxiety.

Do you have trouble shutting your mind off at night?  Do you become worried and think of all the ways things can go wrong?  (This could be generalized anxiety.)

Do you have sudden attacks of intense fear with physical symptoms that may even feel like a heart attack?  Do you live in fear, wondering when you'll panic next? (This may be panic disorder.)

Do you experience significant distress in social situations, like being introduced to new people, or in crowded stores? (You may have social anxiety.)

Do memories of a traumatic event keep you from enjoying life, activities and relationships? Do you use substances or struggle to numb yourself from feelings and thoughts? (These may be signs or posttraumatic stress disorder.)

Anxiety can happen to anyone, at any age or stage in life.  There is hope.

Whether you’re going through difficult things in life, or you just feel anxious,
we can help.  

Start feeling better, and get your life back.

In therapy, we will use focused techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help you develop and practice skills and techniques that you can use to recover and create a life worth living. 

Contact usat 815-245-6669 to learn more about how we can help you.

Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • excessive worry about health, money, family, work, or school performance—even when there are no signs of trouble
  • expecting the worst in most situations
  • difficulty relaxing
  • insomnia
  • racing thoughts
  • muscle tension
  • headaches
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • trembling or twitching
  • ​pacing, restlessness
  • panic, with physical symptoms such as chest pain or pressure, racing heart, shortness of breath, vertigo, or abdominal distress®Kelly Vinehout, PsyD RN

Woodstock, IL