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We found 52 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Karen I Wilson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
11340 West Olympic Boulevard; Suite-250
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Karen Wilson is a psychologist and neuropsychologist. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Incentive Research, Scholarship; Creative Activity Award, CSUDH; and Excellence in Research. She is affiliated with UCLA Health. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eleanor Haspel-Portner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
865 Napoli Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA
 

Dr. Eleanor Haspel-Portner's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: existential psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with Private Practice. Dr. Haspel-Portner is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Laura A Payne, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1554 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Laura Payne is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Payne is affiliated with UCLA Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her distinctions include: International Pelvic Pain Society Poster Award; American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award; and UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research. Dr. Payne has an open panel.

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Dr. Claire Vines, PhD, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
4333 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Claire Vines' areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology. Dr. Vines (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Vines include depression, eclectic therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vines has received include LA Board of Education, Vista del Mar Child & Family Services; VDM Children and Family Services; and Achievement Award.

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Debra Jill Green, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
12401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 304, Office 1
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Debra Green's specialty is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Green include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Dr. Vivian Janice Gold, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3235 Kelton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Gold's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Gold's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gold (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Andrew Michael Susskind
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 300
West Los Angeles, CA
 

Mr. Andrew Susskind specializes in social work and psychotherapy and practices in Los Angeles, CA and West Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Susskind include depression, grief, and consultation. Mr. Susskind is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and certified coach.

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Dr. Joanne Patricia Barge, MEd, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
12011 San Vicente Boulevard; Suite 510
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Barge is a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor. Clinical interests for Dr. Barge include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She is in-network for Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Timothy Jon Beyer, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
300 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Beyer works as a psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Beyer is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary M Fox, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
660 South Gretna Green Way
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mary Fox's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary M Yontef, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1460 7th Street; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Gary Yontef works as a psychologist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yontef include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and relational therapy. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Audrey Rose Hill-Lindsay, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2001 S Barrington Avenue; Suite 308
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Hill-Lindsay practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill-Lindsay include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and TRICARE insurance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Anne Boisvert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9350 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Boisvert specializes in psychology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Boisvert include depression, phobias, and immigration issues. Dr. Boisvert is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yvonne L Thomas, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11726 San Vicente Boulevard; Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yvonne Thomas is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include behavior therapy, depression, and adoption issues. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sarosh Jijoo Motivala, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1081 Westwood Boulevard; Suite 212
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarosh Motivala is a psychologist. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. Dr. Motivala is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Dr. Ann Forisha Thiel, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
530 Wilshire Boulevard; #306, Office 2
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ann Thiel is a family therapist and psychologist in Malibu, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Pacific Palisades, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, existential psychotherapy, and gestalt therapy. Dr. Thiel is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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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.