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We found 7 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Medicare near Asheville, NC.

Dr. Rita Louise Christensen, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy
191 E Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Rita Christensen practices group therapy, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. She takes BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen has an open panel.

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Dr. Linda S Wilson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
31 College Place; Building C
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Linda Wilson is a psychologist and counselor in Asheville, NC. Dr. Wilson's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include depression, gestalt therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. James B Harrison, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
31 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. James Harrison works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrison include behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. Dr. Harrison is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Hillary Mia Siedler, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
206 Merrimon Avenue; #1
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Hillary Siedler's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and child abuse. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siedler has an open panel.

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Vivian Daniel Roberti, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
20 Battery Park Avenue; Suite 604
Asheville, NC
 

Ms. Vivian Roberti practices social work in Asheville, NC. Clinical interests for Ms. Roberti include depression, narrative therapy, and diagnostic evaluation. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
31 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
 

Mr. Jamie Howard practices social work. Clinical interests for Mr. Howard include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. Mr. Howard takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
70 Woodfin Place; Suite 217
Asheville, NC
 

Ms. Nicole Armbrust practices social work in Asheville, NC. These areas are among Ms. Armbrust's clinical interests: case management, depression, and sexuality. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.