We found 6 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Open Access near Crystal Lake, IL.

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Dr. Michael Sherry, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
2615 Three Oaks Road; #2a
Cary, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shery practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling in Cary, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shery include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and phobias. Patients gave Dr. Shery an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, AmeriHealth, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ray S Kim, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
500 Coventry Lane; Suite 205
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Ray Kim is a psychologist. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Terrence J Neary, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
970 Mchenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Terrence Neary specializes in psychology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Neary is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Steve J Kim, MA, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling
390 E Congress Parkway; Suite J
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Steve Kim is a psychiatrist and counselor in Wheaton, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include depression, stress management, and anxiety. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Stress Management, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
350 E Congress Parkway; Suite L
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Dean works as a psychologist. Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work
970 Mchenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Ms. Lessi Smebakken specializes in social work. Her areas of clinical interest consist of substance abuse, anxiety, and trauma. Ms. Smebakken is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Trauma

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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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