Finding Providers

We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions near Livonia, MI.

Valerie J Lukasik-Bozzo
Specializes in Psychology
19855 Outer Drive; Suite 201 East Building
Dearborn, MI

Ms. Valerie Lukasik-Bozzo specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and child abuse. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Lukasik-Bozzo is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Anthony Dooley, PhD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI

Dr. John Dooley specializes in pain medicine and psychology. Dr. Dooley's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. He honors Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dooley has an open panel. He speaks German.

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

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Specializes in Psychology
16836 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI

Dr. Lisa Elrom practices psychology. She is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elrom honors.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline ... (Read more)

Elliot S Rosen, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
17250 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI

Mr. Elliot Rosen's areas of specialization are family therapy and social work. These areas are among Mr. Rosen's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Rosen takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Group Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship ... (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.