We found 6 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

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Dr. Anthony Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
Suite 295, Office 1; 901 Dove Streeet
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore works as a family therapist and psychologist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiore include domestic abuse, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fiore has an open panel.

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Dr. Alan William Levy, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
150 Paularino; Suite D -185
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Alan Levy specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: child abuse, depression, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Levy is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mary Ann Nugent, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
5015 Birch Street; Newport Beach, Ca, Office 1
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Nugent's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology; she sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nugent accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nugent's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
16755 Von Karman Avenue; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Stokols' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stokols include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stokols welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1001 Dove Street; Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz works as a psychiatrist and cognitive therapist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Baringoldz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
3151 Airway Avenue; Suite L-1
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Mina Law-Glassman works as a family therapist in Costa Mesa, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of depression, anxiety, and family therapy services. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Family Therapy Services, Couples Therapy

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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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