We found 10 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions near Edina, MN.

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Dr. Timothy James McCarthy, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
8400 Normandale Lake Boulevard; Suite 920
Bloomington, MN
 

Dr. Timothy McCarthy specializes in family therapy and psychology and practices in Bloomington, MN and Eden Prairie, MN. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem. Dr. McCarthy's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Psy D L P Dona Gail Lofland, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
6830 Canterbury Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Dona Lofland specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, christian counseling, and narrative therapy. Dr. Lofland is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Jean Naymark
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
5200 Willson Road; Suite 210
Edina, MN
 

Ms. Jean Naymark specializes in family therapy and social work. These areas are among Ms. Naymark's clinical interests: depression, child abuse, and infertility. She honors Blue Shield, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Suzanne L Krueger, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
900 American Boulevard E; Suite 103
Bloomington, MN
 

Dr. Suzanne Krueger is a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krueger include depression, trichotillomania, and eclectic therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Krueger's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard David Kofsky, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
9701 Sandra Lane
Minnetonka, MN
 

Dr. Richard Kofsky is a psychologist and counselor. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Kofsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
5417 Kellogg Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Ms. Suzy Kronfeld specializes in psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, group therapy services, and anxiety. Ms. Kronfeld honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Healthcare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Dr. Nancy Ann Lawroski, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2904 Humboldt Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Nancy Lawroski is a psychologist in Minneapolis, MN. These areas are among Dr. Lawroski's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and grief. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Joan Ungar, MA
Specializes in Psychology
10285 Yellow Circle Drive
Hopkins, MN
 

Ms. Joan Ungar practices psychology in Minneapolis, MN and Hopkins, MN. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. Ms. Ungar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Systems, and more.

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Frederick H Stechmann, MS
Specializes in Psychology
3400 W. 66th Street; Suite 375
Edina, MN
 

Mr. Frederick Stechmann's area of specialization is psychology. Mr. Stechmann's areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna.

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Kiel B Walters
Specializes in Social Work
5200 Willson Road; 210
Edina, MN
 

Ms. Kiel Walters' specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Walters honors Out of Network, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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.
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