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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Mrs. Kimberly Smith Benson LMHC
Specializes in Counseling
715 North Washington Boulevard; Suite E
Sarasota, FL
(941) 343-7244

Ms. Kimberly Benson is a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Benson include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. Ms. Benson honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry Carelink. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. James M Benedick LCSW, EDD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 303F
Sarasota, FL
(941) 358-0234

Dr. James Benedick's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include depression, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. Dr. Benedick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Ms. Deborah S Kaufman LCSW, MSW, CSW
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-A Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
(941) 927-9334

Ms. Deborah Kaufman works as a social worker. Her clinical interests include critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and life transitions. Ms. Kaufman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
8051 N Tamiami Trail; Suite 43
Sarasota, FL
(941) 355-5430

Ms. Barbara Hamann works as a social worker in Sarasota, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.