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Dr. Anthony Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
1945 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 202
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology; he sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiore include domestic abuse, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiore accepts. Dr. Fiore has an open panel.

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Rose Hanna, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 400, Office 1
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Rose Hanna's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Long Beach, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: body dysmorphic disorder, christian counseling, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hanna takes. Ms. Hanna is conversant in Arabic. She welcomes new patients.

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Denise H Robinson, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
5353 E. 2nd Street; Suite 203
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Denise Robinson practices social work and psychotherapy. Ms. Robinson's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Robinson accepts.

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Dr. Bernard Franklin Natelson, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
242 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Natelson is a psychologist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Natelson include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Natelson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Natelson's office for an appointment.

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Reyno Butch Radoc Acoba
Specializes in Family Therapy
2301 E. 28th Street; Suite 309
Long Beach, CA
 

Mr. Reyno Butch Acoba works as a family therapist in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Acoba's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Interplan. He is accepting new patients.

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Amie Lowery-Luyties, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
600 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Amie Lowery-Luyties' area of specialization is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and infertility. Ms. Lowery-Luyties is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and ValueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Afrashe Asungi specializes in social work. Ms. Asungi's areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and education consultation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Asungi takes.

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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.
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