Troubled by Anxiety?

Get Your Life Back…

If Not Now, When?

We Can Help!

Panic/Anxiety Recovery Center (PARC) is a specialized outpatient treatment center that provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive treatment for anxiety and related disorders. We customize our services for adults, adolescents and children. Located in Chicago, we also provide long distance-therapy options via Skype. For those living outside our immediate area we offer confidential individual and group teleconference sessions.

For a free discovery session with Mark Pfeffer, Director of PARC, complete the Anxiety Disorder Screening Questionnaire, scan it and email it to director@beyondanxiety.com.

You're Not Alone

More than 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. In fact, panic and anxiety—including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder—are the most common mental heath issues in America. In addition, many people also experience depression and/or substance abuse.

If left untreated, anxiety disorders can dramatically change the course of your life. Fear and a lack of information about the available services can make finding the appropriate treatment difficult. In fact, less than one third of people who need help ever receive appropriate treatment.

Got Anxiety? Get Help!

Call (312) 543-4793

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Take Charge of Your Anxiety Symptoms

“Gaining knowledge, taking action and working with a trained professional, can break the cycle of anxiety. Make the decision that could change your life today!”

Anxiety disorders are real and highly treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) are the “state-of-the-art” treatment methods for anxiety disorders. Research confirms the effectiveness and high recovery rates of CBT and ERP. For some, treatment may include the use of medication. Individual programs are always tailored to meet your specific needs.
Gaining knowledge, taking action and connecting with others can break the cycle of anxiety. Make the decision that could change your life today!

Stories of Hope

  • What can I say? Mark Pfeffer, the director of PARC, has expanded my world of options, formerly limited by fear. He has taught me to embrace the very things I fear and in doing so, has helped me diminish their importance and improve my quality of life. read more

    Francine P.
  • I worked with Mark Pfeffer, PARC Director. Mark was very patient with me and included my family throughout the process, as needed. He gave me the hope that I could achieve recovery regardless of how long I had been suffering or how severe my symptoms were. He provided me his cell phone number for crisis calls and worked out a payment plan option when I had a cash flow problem.   read more

    Susan B.
  • As a parent of a teenage son with the panic/anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, I was desperate to find a treatment for our son that would help him regain the normal life that he led before becoming debilitated by this illness. read more

    Kelly
  • “I’m writing this right after my performance for the Stand Up to Anxiety class. Once again, I have to stop and think about how crazy it is that I’ve come this far? It was pretty much a full house tonight, and I got up in front of an entire room filled with strangers and got some laughs!” read more

    James
  • “It’s been almost one year since graduation and things are going really well. I’ve completed most of my hierarchy lists, with the outstanding one being travel by airplanes.” read more

    Terri
  • “I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for the past 12 years. I thought that I was going to live the rest of my life with this condition. I couldn’t travel, drive at night, drink alcohol, and many other things that made my life incomplete.” read more

    Beth
  • “Before I became a client at the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center, my life was a mess. I had been suffering from depression, panic attacks, and episodes of agoraphobia for about a year.” read more

    Ron
  • “With the ‘rat race’ of a schedule most of us lead, we don’t always take the time to tell those who have helped us or lend support at a difficult time in our life. I wanted to take a moment and say “Thank You” for helping me cope with my panic/anxiety that seemed very overwhelming.” read more

    Pam
  • “I’ve suffered from social anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia on and off since I was a child. I had seen several psychologists specializing in anxiety disorders and while they helped a little bit, I still hadn’t really learned what anxiety was and why I reacted the way I did to it.” read more

    Robert
  • “Understanding and accepting the phobia that I feel driving on the highways has helped me to reduce my anxiety level when I am actually driving. Suddenly, and I don’t know why, I am able to drive again, driving in places where I wouldn’t think I was going to be able to drive again…” read more

    Carrie
  • “It’s a known fact that the majority of people do not enjoy public speaking. I was beyond that; the thought of being called upon during class made me so uncomfortable. I hated going to school, and loved test days because I would not get called on!” read more

    Gail
  • “Prior to participating in the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center program, I felt like a helpless, out-of-control basket case. I longed for peace and serenity, yet felt it was way out of my reach. Fortunately, all of that changed. I found peace, serenity, and got my life back.” read more

    Ann

Request for Information

Simply select how you want the personalized information to be sent to you without reference to the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center. We respect your privacy and will keep your contact information strictly confidential.

Remote Therapy/Coaching Sessions

Skype Remote Therapy Sessions

When you can’t attend in person, or find it stressful, embarrassing, inconvenient, expensive, or any combination of the above…we can help you remotely via Skype, Hangouts or FaceTime…

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety (shyness) is a persistent fear and avoidance of situations in which others expose a person to possible negative scrutiny. Learn how to fight it…

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Panic Anxiety

Panic Anxiety

Panic anxiety disorder is a condition characterized by unprovoked panic attacks. We can help. Learn how to control and fight it…

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Specific Anxiety

Specific Anxiety

Learn more about how you can control and conquer your fear of heights, claustrophobia, emetophobia, or other types of specific anxiety disorder.

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General Anxiety

General Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder sufferers experience persistent worry, and many physical symptoms and emotional disturbances. We can help you control them…

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Fear of Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking

The fear of performing or speaking in public is one of the most prevalent and common anxieties in our professional lives. Join our Meetup…

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PTSD

PTSD

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have experienced a traumatic event that is outside the range of normal human experience. Learn about the ways we can help…

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Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder is diagnosed when a person excessively acquires possessions, and fails to discard possessions, even if the items are worthless, dirty, or a danger to their health.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Some people try to cope with severe anxiety by repeatedly performing a task that may calm their fears.

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PTSD

Remote Therapy Sessions

When you can’t attend in person, or find it stressful, embarrassing, inconvenient, expensive, or any combination of the above…we can help you remotely via Skype, Hangouts or FaceTime…

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Improv for Anxiety

Improv for Anxiety

The class is designed for people with social anxiety or fear of public speaking to overcome their symptoms and avoidance in social, school, work and family settings.

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1-on-1 Therapy Sessions

1-on-1 Therapy Sessions

Many people, especially with social anxiety prefer to meet with a psychologist in private. Don’t hesitate to call and set up an appointment now.

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Application for Services

Want to save time on your 1st visit? For your convenience, an application for services will be emailed to you upon request.

Request for Information

Simply select how you want the personalized information to be sent to you without reference to the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center. If mailed, only our return address and the initials PARC appear on the envelope. We respect your privacy and will keep your contact information strictly confidential.