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Specializes in Psychology
350 Houbolt Road; Suite 202
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Amy Ray is a psychologist. Dr. Ray's areas of clinical interest consist of depression, anxiety, and grief. She honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Grief

Dr. Patricia A Bach, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1415 Maple Road
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Bach practices psychology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Trichotillomania, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
13300 S Rte 59; Suite B4
Plainfield, IL
 

Ms. Roberta Vondrak practices counseling and addiction therapy in Plainfield, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Vondrak include behavior therapy, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Gottman Method Couples ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
24123 W Lockport Street; Unit 1
Plainfield, IL
 

Ms. Rebecca Ehler specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, depression, and gender identity. Ms. Ehler accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Management, Abuse, Life ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
24402 W Lockport Road; 2b
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Charlene Pierce is a psychologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and anxiety.

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All Interests: Hypnosis, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
23909 Renwick Road; Suite 113 East
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Yihyun Kwon's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kwon is conversant in Korean.

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All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.
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