Finding Providers

We found 6 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 works as a psychologist in Dearborn, MI. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and child abuse. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Lukasik-Bozzo takes. She 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 practices pain medicine and psychology in Detroit, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Dooley include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dooley speaks German. Dr. Dooley is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Bavonese, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
16801 Newburgh Road; Suite 111, Office 2
Livonia, MI

Dr. Joe Bavonese specializes in family therapy, psychology, and counseling and practices in Royal Oak, MI and Livonia, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bavonese include infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and ValueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , medical anxiety, anxiety

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Critical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Butkus, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
16836 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI

Dr. Michael Butkus practices psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butkus takes. Dr. Butkus is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
16836 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI

Dr. Lisa Elrom's specialty is psychology. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elrom is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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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 works as a family therapist and social worker. Clinical interests for Mr. Rosen include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, Coventry, and more.

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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.