Anxiety Counseling

The Idea of Sitting Down and Relaxing for the Evening

Brings You More Fear Than Relief.


Every time you stop doing something,

the thoughts become so overwhelming,

you feel like your drowning. So you stay busy.


Anything You Can Do To Distract Yourself.


But, the thoughts keep coming back. Even more intense than ever. The more you avoid these thoughts, and the uncomfortable emotions that accompany these thoughts, the more the thoughts multiply.


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Anxiety has always been present. It was likely manageable at some point. Somewhere along the way, anxiety has taken. Now, it dictates what you do, where you go and even how you connect with people.

You can’t even remember what it was like to live your life without worrying about what will happen in the future. Staying in the moment doesn’t seem possible.

This anxiety-avoidance merry-go-round has been going on for so long, and you just want to get off.

So much of the time you feel helpless and helpless. Powerless by your thoughts.

And you’re not sure what next steps to take to accept that these thoughts do not control you.


When You Seek Anxiety Therapy from Bricolage Wellness

  • You will practice letting go of thoughts that seem so powerful and become more mindful and present in the moment
  • You will work towards feeling a sense of peace and acceptance, despite what your thoughts are
  • You will process the challenges and obstacles in your life that have led to feeling as though your anxiety is unmanageable
  • You will re-identify the values that are meaningful to you and start to take action in alignment with them
  • You will discover opportunities to connect with others who get back into living your life again

Receiving Counseling for Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Panic & Anxiety-Related Issues

Anxiety counseling is intended to help you learn how to stay in the moment and teach you how to let go of the thoughts that hold you hostage.

Together you and your therapist will discover a sense of acceptance of the idea that you don’t need to get lost in the tornado of thoughts.

You will meet together weekly for 45-55 minutes and you will start to feel a sense of relief and validation of the struggles you are going through.

What’s unique about Bricolage, is that we offer a multi-dimensional viewpoint on healing and transformation. Our utmost goal is to make sure we meet all of your needs, so we will connect you with outside resources when we know they will be of benefit to you.


Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult: At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session: Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship. You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions: Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Termination: As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to sessions less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.


More About Bricolage Wellness

Bricolage is a therapeutic wellness center that provides all-inclusive care for clients navigating the obstacles in life. No matter where you are in the journey, we are here to hold space for you.

As a group of compassionate and authentic change agents, we offer you the room to explore your story and rewrite it in a way that matters to you. By weaving together elements of self-worth, self-compassion, and the things in life that bring you joy and meaning, we work with you to craft a new narrative.


Who Benefits Most from Therapy for Anxiety, OCD, Panic and other Anxiety-related Issues

Anxiety therapy is best for those who are currently experiencing anxiety, obsessive thoughts, followed by compulsive behaviors, panic attacks, and fear of situations.

You will benefit from working with Bricolage if:

  • You are experiencing overwhelming anxiety that is significantly impacting your life at home, work, or school
  • You often have intrusive thoughts that are affecting your life or keeping you from doing the things that are meaningful
  • You avoid situations, people or places due to the thoughts, fear and anxiety you experience
  • You’ve experienced panic symptoms, which may include rapid heartbeat, shaking, tingling, difficulty breathing, pains in the chest, dizziness and/or nausea (please check with a medical doctor as well, if you are experiencing these symptoms

What Does Anxiety Counseling Cost?

To learn more about the cost of each session and the insurance policies we accept, click here to access our FAQ page.

Next Steps

It is possible to engage in the things that are important to you in life, despite what your thoughts and feelings are.

You can be excited about going to parties you once were afraid to attend.

Emotions and thoughts aren’t a choice, but you can learn how to choose what you do with these

You will be able to stay in the moment and be more mindful

Right now, the idea of living life without anxiety being in the driver’s seat seems impossible.

Bricolage can help!

Ready to see what a more present and mindful life might look like?


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Need more information? Check out each of the specific anxiety-related issues below to learn more.

Generalized Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)




Chicago- Lakeview/Lincoln Park Location:
2835 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60657

Lombard Location:
477 E. Butterfield Rd, Suite 212, Lombard, IL 60148

Aurora Location:
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(630) 866-5666

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