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We found 296 providers with an interest in anxiety near Belmont, MA.

Dr. Daniel J Gallery, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Gallery's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Gallery accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Winifred H Hentschel, EdD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
12 Ash Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Winfred Hentschel is a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist in Cambridge, MA. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Hentschel takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Brian L Delaney, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
402 Highland Avenue; J
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Brian Delaney's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Delaney include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Delaney takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Judith E Paprin, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Judith Paprin's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise consist of depression, life transitions, and anxiety. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Paprin is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues

Anne-Marie Wavezwa, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
10 Holden Street
Malden, MA
 

Ms. Anne-Marie Wamba's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Roxbury, MA and Malden, MA. Clinical interests for Ms. Wamba include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Sharyn R Rose, MEd, MSW
Specializes in Psychotherapy
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
 

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Dr. Aline Penny Zoldbrod, PhD
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology
12 Rumford Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Aline Zoldbrod's specialties are social work and psychology. She practices in Lexington, MA and Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Zoldbrod include depression, infertility, and emotionally focused couples therapy. She is accepting new patients.

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Sharyn K Rose, MEd, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
 

Ms. Sharyn Rose is a social worker and psychotherapist in Somerville, MA. Her clinical interests include depression, phobias, and somatic experiencing. Ms. Rose is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Paul R OBrien, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Paul O'Brien's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Brien include substance abuse, obesity, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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Dr. Marsha Vannicelli, MA, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
545 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Marsha Vannicelli practices psychology in Cambridge, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Vannicelli is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James Steven Leffert, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
49 Hancock Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jim Leffert practices psychology. Dr. Leffert's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffert takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Colleen F Long, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
29 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 906
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Colleen Long works as a cognitive therapist, health psychologist, and counselor in Boston, MA and North Reading, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Long is conversant in Persian. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Lawrence B Kron, PhD, JD
Specializes in Psychology
545 Concord Avenue; Suite 320
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lawrence Kron's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and caregiver issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Choice. Dr. Kron is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rebecca Sinclair Johnston, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
550 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Johnston's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Johnston is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in French. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elisabeth Brooker Morray, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Morray is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Morray include infertility, mood disorders, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Morray honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Roberta Caplan, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
40 Crescent Street; Suite 102
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Roberta Caplan is a psychologist in Waltham, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Dr. Caplan accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.