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

Ms. Roberta Vondrak's specialties are counseling and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Vondrak include behavior therapy, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Vondrak accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Amy Ray specializes in psychology and practices in Joliet, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and grief. Dr. Ray honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Grief

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

Ms. Rebecca Ehler's specialty is counseling. Her clinical interests include abuse, depression, and gender dysphoria. Ms. Ehler honors 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 in Plainfield, IL. In Dr. Pierce's practice, she is particularly interested in 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 is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kwon is conversant in Korean.

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All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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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