Schedule an appointment with a Stress/Worry Therapist in River North, Chicago
Caitlin Garstkiewicz delivers a therapeutic approach that is based on techniques that aim to de-stress and overcome worries and fears. She believes that stress can create mental health issues, but also believes that mental health conditions can create stress itself. Caitlin is experienced in treating a variety of mental health conditions that are rooted in thoughts, feelings, and emotions of fear, concern, and overall stress. Ms. Garstkiewicz practices a variety of evidence-based and holistic modalities when treating anxiety, stress, and worry. She specifically utilizes psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT/DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to help patients overcome their emotions when they are feeling overwhelmed.
Grand McDonald understands that persistent worry and specific fears, such as social interactions and communication, can become not only stressful, but impact many different aspects of an individual’s life. She has a strong clinical training history in assessing, evaluating, and treating both young and old individuals who suffer from anxiety. Dr. McDonald provides her clients with the specific tools that are effective in managing social anxiety which affect communication within interpersonal, professional, and public relationships. She addresses the behavioral consequences that result from mental health issues like anxiety, and therefore understands the need to be able to understand how to apply the skills and tools gained in therapy to social settings.