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We found 8 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept MESSA near Birmingham, MI.

David Mark Klein, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
29260 Franklin Road; #115
Southfield, MI
 

Mr. David Klein works as a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist in Davisburg, MI, Southfield, MI, and Waterford, MI. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. Mr. Klein accepts Magellan Health Services, Amerigroup, and McLaren Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Patricia Ann Plopa, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4655 Pickering Rd. (200 Diversion, #10a; Rochester Hills 48301)
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Plopa specializes in psychology. Dr. Plopa's clinical interests include depression, infertility, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
30100 Telegraph Road; Suite 463
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Arnold Weingarden works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Weingarden's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
625 Purdy Street
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Deborah Harms is a psychologist. In Dr. Harms's practice, she is particularly interested in depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harms accepts.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Grief, Personality Disorders

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Specializes in Psychology
725 S Adams Road; Suite 244
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Mary Weatherston is a psychologist in Birmingham, MI. Dr. Weatherston's areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
31815 Southfield; Suite 31
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Joel Harms is a psychologist in Beverly Hills, MI and Birmingham, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and psychotherapy treatment. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harms honors. Dr. Harms is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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Patricia F Beach, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
29201 Telegraph; Suite 550
Southfield, MI
 

Ms. Patricia Beach practices social work. Ms. Beach's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. She is in-network for Coresource, Amerigroup, Anthem, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
10044 Elgin Avenue
Huntington Woods, MI
 

Ms. Lisa Levy practices social work. Her clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), crisis intervention, and depression. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, 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.