We found 9 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept United Healthcare near Orland Park, IL.

Susan K Steffey, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
7480 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Ms. Susan Steffey practices family therapy and counseling in Palos Heights, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: infidelity issues, dissociative disorders, and separation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Steffey welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Brian Nicholas, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
17732 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Nicholas' area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicholas include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicholas welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Joan Loftus, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7250 W. College Drive; Suite 1w
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Loftus' specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Loftus honors several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Ruble Soro, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
62 Orland Square Drive; Suite 101
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Soro practices child psychology. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Soro accepts Anthem, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
11231 Distinctive Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Donna Platt's specialty is counseling. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and addiction intervention. Ms. Platt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
9641 W 153rd Street; Suite 45
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Henry Errek works as a psychologist. Dr. Errek's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. He honors ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Infertility, Phobias, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Coaching, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 South Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain works as a general internist. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahbain trained at West Suburban Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shahbain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work
15040 S Ravinia Avenue; Suite 44
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Sandra Derda's area of specialization is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and meditation. Ms. Derda takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Corinne Evon Grichnik, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
9601 West 165th Street; Suite 6
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Corinne Grichnik specializes in social work and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Grichnik include narrative therapy, domestic abuse, and grief. Ms. Grichnik is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Neglect, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

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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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