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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Wayne Allen Bardwell PHD, MBA
Specializes in Psychology
3252 Holiday Court; #109
La Jolla, CA
(619) 528-8360; (619) 356-0138

Dr. Wayne Bardwell's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Bardwell is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bardwell has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive; Suite B225
La Jolla, CA
(858) 657-6878; (858) 534-6200

Dr. Wendy Tayer works as a psychologist in La Jolla, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tayer include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Tayer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Neda Khodaparast PSYD, Clinical Psychologist
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
5252 Balboa Avenue; Suite 204, Office 1
San Diego, CA
(858) 480-9118

Dr. Neda Khodaparast's specialties are psychology and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Khodaparast include adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khodaparast speaks Persian. Dr. Khodaparast is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive; Suite B214
La Jolla, CA
(619) 446-8077

Ms. Hermin Youssefian's specialty is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include domestic abuse, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Youssefian speaks Persian.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.