St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Naperville, to Hold Virtual Talk on How to Cope with Anxiety on April 12, 2021

Anxiety can be an exhausting, depleting emotion but you don’t have to let it rule your life.

For some good advice about coping with anxiety, plan to attend the free online session “How to Live Hopefully in a Culture of Anxiety” from 7–8 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, featuring Lauren Friedrich, director of clinical psychology training at SamaraCare Counseling, as guest speaker. The program is part of the Wellspring Educational Events series of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville.

Friedrich’s specialty areas of treatment include anxiety and panic disorders, autism/Asperger’s disorders, behavioral issues, depression and stress, mood disorders, psychological assessment and testing, and substance abuse and addiction. Friedrich completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Registration is required by Friday morning, April 9, to ensure Zoom contact information can be made available to participants. For reservations or more information about “How to Live Hopefully in a Culture of Anxiety,” contact Chari Rosales, director of adult faith formation at St. Thomas, at or (630) 355-8980, ext. 138.

Wellspring programs, co-sponsored by the pastoral care and adult faith formation departments of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, seek to present interactive educational experiences whose goal is promoting a wholistic way of life that includes body-mind-spirit integration and well-being. Information about the Wellspring series is available by contacting Felicia Lawlor, faith community nurse at St. Thomas the Apostle, at or (630) 355-8980, ext. 104.

St. Thomas the Apostle, a parish of the Diocese of Joliet, strives to bear the Good News of God’s unconditional love to all generations through worship, faith formation, witness and service. Organized in 1984, the St. Thomas faith community numbers more than 3,400 households of more than 10,750 people. Complete news and information on parish events, guest speakers and special programs is available at For general parish information, please call (630) 355-8980.