400 Central Ave, Northfield, IL

(847) 313-8074

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Serving clients in Northfield, Northbrook, Glenview, Highland Park, Wilmette, Evanston, Deerfield, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs.


“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” 

Jodi Picoult

You’ve just graduated college and aren’t sure what to do next. You picked a major that was interesting at the time and landed your first job. You’ve moved out of your parent’s house and finally got a place of your own. You’re loving living on your own and, to everyone else, it seems like you have it all together. But, deep inside, you feel lonely, unsure, and lost.


You worry about the little things – How do I make new friends while living in the city? What about my old friends? What am I going to do to fill my time after work? Am I even good at this job?  I don’t know if I love this job – is this what I want my career to be?


Before we became therapists, we each had our own struggles with life after college. We understand what it’s like to take the leap into being independent adults and will help you strategize how to get through this exciting, yet nerve-wracking time. We love using real-life examples to help you understand your situation and decide what next steps to take to get the life YOU want. We’re problem-solvers with an eye for making therapy a place where questions find answers. Therapy can help you feel more comfortable with who you are, where you want to go in life, and feeling more confident in achieving the goals you set for yourself. 


E-mail us at intake@racheldubrowlcsw.com to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to discuss how we can help you with the challenges you’re facing. We offer convenient in-person sessions in Northfield, IL and online via Doxy.me.


Why treat anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. At some point or another, we all experience some sort of anxiety – a worry, fear, uncomfortable feeling, or rumination. When it becomes overwhelming, uncontrollable, or interferes with our ability to get through everyday life, it’s time to get help.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment option for most anxiety disorders. It involves looking at how we think about a situation, how we behave in response to our thoughts, and what we do about it.

Our staff provides cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety related to the following:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Social Anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Adjusting to a move, new job, or circumstance

  • Worry about work, home, and social life

  • Dating and relationships

  • Medical/doctor anxiety

  • Anxiety due to a medical condition


Please note: Our staff does not provide out of the office Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for the treatment of specific fears or phobias. We refer clients to and collaborate with several professionals in the area that provide this form of treatment.


Anxiety & Depression Association of America

It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.


In an anxiety-related disorder, your fear or worry does not go away and can get worse over time. It can influence your life to the extent that it can interfere with daily activities like school, work and/or relationships.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving.

American Psychiatric Association

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety.