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We found 8 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Affinity Health Plan near Flushing, NY.

Priska Imberti, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology
Office 1; 46-10 61st Street
Queens, NY
 

Ms. Priska Imberti specializes in family therapy, social work, and psychology and practices in Woodside, NY, Freeport, NY, and Queens, NY. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and separation. Ms. Imberti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Lynn F Birnbaum, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
23-50 Waters Edge Drive; Suite D
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Lynn Birnbaum practices psychology in Bayside, NY. Dr. Birnbaum's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is open to new patients.

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Paul Cohen, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
8437 Main Street
Briarwood, NY
 

Mr. Paul Cohen specializes in social work, counseling, and psychotherapy and practices in Briarwood, NY, Queens, NY, and New York, NY. Mr. Cohen's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and person-centered therapy. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
141-11-78 Road; 1b
Flushing, NY
 

Ms. Marilyn Gerber practices social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Gerber include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ms. Gerber is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work, Psychology
95-20 63rd Road; Suite J
Rego Park, NY
 

Mr. Jose Perez's specialties are social work and psychology. Clinical interests for Mr. Perez include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and aging. MultiPlan, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Perez takes. He speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ronglan Zheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
39-07 Prince Street; 4j
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Ronglan Zheng's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Fujian Medical University. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Zheng honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Specializes in Social Work
6344 Saunders Street; Suite 8
Rego Park, NY
 

Ms. Asya Rivinson practices social work in Rego Park, NY. Ms. Rivinson's clinical interests include infertility, phobias, and immigration issues. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, TRICARE, and more. Ms. Rivinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Russian.

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Specializes in Social Work
287 Northern Boulevard; Suite 100
Great Neck, NY
 

Ms. Michele Vincent works as a social worker. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and 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.