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We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Health Net near Torrance, CA.

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Specializes in Psychology
2615 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 204
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Blew is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Blew is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Lilian Debbie Murad, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
3812 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 350
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Lilian Murad is a social worker in Torrance, CA. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Murad is open to new patients.

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Susan E Gittleman-Davies, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
24050 Madison Street; Suite 100-n
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Susan Gittleman-Davies is a social worker. Clinical interests for Ms. Gittleman-Davies include behavioral medicine, body dysmorphic disorder, and suicide. Ms. Gittleman-Davies is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Lee Ann Hart, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
24050 Madison Street; Suite 100-s
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Lee Ann Hart's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Hart include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and more.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
404 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Ms. Jeana Delay's specialties are family therapy and social work. She practices in Redondo Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Delay has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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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.