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We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Gold near Grayslake, IL.

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Dr. Lynda Marie Behrendt, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology
419 Center Street; Suite C
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lynda Behrendt is a cognitive therapist and health psychologist. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Behrendt speaks Dutch. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1860 W. Winchester Road; Suite 101
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Conway is a psychologist in Libertyville, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conway include acceptance and commitment therapy, rape, and stress management. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conway accepts.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Phobias, Mindfulness, Rape, Stress Management, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
100 N Atkinson Road; Suite 110c
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Todryk specializes in psychology and practices in Grayslake, IL. These areas are among Dr. Todryk's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
34930 N Us Highway 45
Lake Villa, IL
 

Mr. Richard Jezioro is a social worker in Lake Villa, IL. Mr. Jezioro's clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
1117 S Milwaukee Avenue; Forum Square Building B Suite 2
Libertyville, IL
 

Ms. Penelope Klestinski specializes in social work and practices in Libertyville, IL. These areas are among Ms. Klestinski's clinical interests: abuse and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Abuse, Anxiety

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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.