What is the Panic/Anxiety Recovery Center?
Panic/Anxiety Recovery Center (PARC) is a specialized outpatient treatment center in Chicago that provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive treatment for anxiety and related disorders. We customize our services for adults, adolescents and children. While our main office is in Chicago, we also provide distance-learning options via Skype for those living outside our immediate area.
We have helped thousands of people conquer anxiety disorders and move on with their lives
Founded more than 20 years ago, PARC grew from a need to offer short-term, effective treatment for people in the Chicago area whose lives were disrupted by an anxiety disorder. We provide both individual and small group therapy.
Specialized small group treatment programs include:
- Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Public Speaking Forum (Stage Fright)
- Fear of Flying
- Phasing Down Anxiety Medications
- Dealing More Effectively with Anxious Children
Recognizing the relationship between anxiety and other psychological conditions, our multidisciplinary specialists and consultants also treat depression, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, marriage and family problems, life after divorce, and much more.
"I feel so much better now not having avoidance control my life."
The PARC staff also works to educate the community, helping reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. We host community seminars designed to inform the public about anxiety disorders, participate in local television and radio shows, and write articles in local and national publications. We also offer periodic free community anxiety screenings, as well as professional presentations.
Mark Pfeffer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Illinois and California. He is Director of the Panic/Anxiety Recovery Center in Chicago. PARC is a specialized outpatient program that provides comprehensive treatment for anxiety and related disorders. Mark received his Masters degree in Psychology from Boston University with additional post-graduate work at UCLA. He also served as the Commissioner of Social Services for the City of Santa Monica and is an active clinical member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
Mark has appeared on multiple episodes of the A&E's Emmy® nominated show, Hoarders, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel. He has been featured and quoted regarding mental health issues in various media outlets including: ABC7 Chicago; CBS2 Chicago; NBC; CLTV Chicago; Chicago Tribune; Pioneer Press, WGCI-FM and Home & Garden magazine. He has also authored numerous publications, and was a recipient of the 2002 “Golden Bell” award from the Mental Health Association of Illinois for an article he co-authored on Panic Disorder.
Chicago Tribune (August 10, 2010)
Huffington Post (June, 2011)