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We found 7 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Geoffrey D P Kanter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1250 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Kanter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hetu's office for an appointment.

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David Alan Stacho, MS
Specializes in Counseling
5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Mr. David Stacho is a counselor. Mr. Stacho's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
330 S Pineapple Avenue; #110
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Rona Ross' area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include depression, infertility, and education consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. Dr. Ross is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
750 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Valerie Fisher is a counselor in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fisher include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Fisher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Deborah S Kaufman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-a Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Kaufman's area of specialization is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and life transitions. Ms. Kaufman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Federica Priano practices neuropsychology. She is conversant in Italian. Her areas of expertise include depression, immigration issues, and grief. Dr. Priano honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.