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We found 8 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept ValueOptions near West Hartford, CT.

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Specializes in Psychology
639 Prospect Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Susan Burleson practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Burleson accepts ValueOptions, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Juris Imants Berzins, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
91 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Juris Berzins practices psychology in West Hartford, CT. These areas are among Dr. Berzins's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2446 Algany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Anne Vickery specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vickery include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, ValueOptions, and Anthem. Dr. Vickery has an open panel.

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Jessica Ann Assard-Wu
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
West Hartford, CT
 

Ms. Jessica Assard-Wu specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in West Hartford, CT. Areas of expertise for Ms. Assard-Wu include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and eclectic therapy. She takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Ms. Assard-Wu's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2446 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Kathleen Sterner practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterner include adoption issues, depression, and gender identity. Dr. Sterner honors several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Net. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
1216 Farmington Avenue; Suite 304
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Carol Shilliday works as a counselor in West Hartford, CT. Her clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. Dr. Shilliday is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Gina M Chiara
Specializes in Social Work
699 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT
 

Ms. Gina Chiara practices social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Chiara include child abuse, depression, and domestic abuse. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Rae Tattenbaum, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Ms. Rae Tattenbaum is a social worker in West Hartford, CT. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. ValueOptions, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Tattenbaum accepts.

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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.