We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
1304 S. Desoto Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Katt-Beck include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katt-Beck takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Feminist ... (Read more)

Millyan P Cabrera
Specializes in Counseling
3202 Henderson Boulevard; Suite 100a
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Millyan Cabrera specializes in counseling and practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Cabrera include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Cabrera is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, ... (Read more)

Clarissa Crystal-Belle Clarissa Crystal-Belle
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
419 W. Platt Street; Office 2
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle is a family therapist and counselor. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Patients rated Ms. Crystal-Belle highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (Read more)

Dr. Frankie Anne Small, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
4107 W Spruce Street; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frankie Small's area of specialization is social work. Dr. Small's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
3839 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Julie Dumois-Sands works as a social worker. Her clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Ms. Dumois-Sands is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.