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We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Princeton, NJ.

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
17 Chestnut Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Ms. Mary Godefroy is a counselor and addiction therapist. These areas are among her clinical interests: self-harm, depression, and eclectic therapy. She honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Godefroy has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-6
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Marilyn Lyga's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Lyga's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and existential psychotherapy. She accepts ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Private Practice.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1401 East Route; 70 Suite 16
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Pecarsky's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Pecarsky is professionally affiliated with Advocare Primary Care for Adults. Dr. Pecarsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
330 N Harrison Street; Suite 6
Princeton, NJ
 

Ms. Linda Perlin is a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Ms. Perlin is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Ms. Elizabeth Read's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Read include life transitions, stress management, and women's health issues. Ms. Read accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more.

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All Interests: Education, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Grief, ... (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.