We found 7 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Health Net near Woodland Hills, CA.

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Behnam Keyvan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
21243 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 203, Office 1
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Mr. Behnam Keyvan is a family therapist and counselor. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and child abuse. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Keyvan accepts. He has an open panel. In addition to English, Mr. Keyvan speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
20501 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 213
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Camille Ortanez's areas of specialization are social work and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortanez honors. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Ortanez is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Specializes in Psychology
22231 Mulholland Highway; Suite 106
Calabasas, CA
 

Dr. James Schaefer's area of specialization is psychology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schaefer average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, education consultation, and phobias. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaefer accepts.

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Specializes in Social Work
9650 Zelzah Avenue
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Amber Keating practices social work in Northridge, CA and Studio City, CA. Her clinical interests include depression, dialectical behavior therapy, and grief. Ms. Keating is in-network for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Health Net insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
6700 Fallbrook Avenue; Suite 100
West Hills, CA
 

Ms. Erin Mokhtar's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Mokhtar include life transitions, meditation, and stress management. Ms. Mokhtar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Ms. Mokhtar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
8700 Reseda Ave Boulevard; Suite 209
Northridge, CA
 

Mr. Rafael Calderon's area of specialization is family therapy. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Mr. Calderon include adoption issues, depression, and suicide. He takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
4900 Serrania Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Mr. Anthony Madril specializes in social work and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. His clinical interests include depression, meditation, and stress management. Mr. Madril takes Health Net insurance.

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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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