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We found 10 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Pomona, NY.

Dr. Michael David Schwalberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
345 North Main Street
New City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Schwalberg's area of specialization is psychology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Schwalberg's clinical interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eating disorders, and anxiety. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare.

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Dr. Stephen Ashley Quittman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
228 North Main Street
New City, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Quittman works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quittman include depression, behavior therapy, and stress management. He honors Magellan Health Services, Health Net, MagnaCare, and more. Dr. Quittman's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
873 Route 45; Suite 204a
New City, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Rosen works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
978 Route 45; Suite L7
Pomona, NY
 

Randolph Bleiwas is a social worker in Pomona, NY. Areas of expertise for Randolph Bleiwas include alcohol abuse, behavioral medicine, and depression. The average patient rating for Randolph Bleiwas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Randolph Bleiwas accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Randee Lynne Shuman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
15 Bellows Lane
New City, NY
 

Ms. Randee Shuman specializes in social work and practices in New City, NY and Nanuet, NY. Ms. Shuman's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Carla Fay Kandel
Specializes in Social Work
4 Shady Ridge Lane
Spring Valley, NY
 

CARLA KANDEL works as a social worker in Spring Valley, NY and Wesley Hills, NY. Areas of expertise for CARLA KANDEL include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. CARLA KANDEL is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Anthem. CARLA KANDEL is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
10 Deforest Court
Valley Cottage, NY
 

Ms. Judith Kiss works as a social worker. Ms. Kiss's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
20 Squadron Boulevard; Suite 680
New City, NY
 

Ms. Robin Judd's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include pastoral therapy, depression, and life transitions. She takes several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and MultiPlan.

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Angela Cafarella
Specializes in Social Work
50 Sanitorium Road; Building F
Pomona, NY
 

Ms. Angela Cafarella's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Cafarella include behavior therapy, depression, and christian counseling. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, MVP Health Care, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
27 Dogwood Lane
Pomona, NY
 

Ms. Polly Condit's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Condit include crisis intervention, depression, and sexuality. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as 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.