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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Cathyann Simmons LPC
Specializes in Counseling
5300 Perrysville Road; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 951-9388

Ms. Cathyann Simmons practices counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Simmons honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rameshwari Rao PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology, Group Therapy
2100 Wharton Street; Suite 610
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 281-5356

Dr. Rameshwari Rao is a group therapist and child psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include depression, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. Dr. Rao honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu.

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All Interests: Self-cutting/Self-injury, Eating Disorders, Depression, Self Cutting, Depression/Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Mr. Michael John Connelly MED, NCC, LPC
Specializes in Counseling
226 Paul Street; Suite 212
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 894-8222

Mr. Michael Connelly specializes in counseling and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Connelly include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and body dysmorphic disorder. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Psychotherapy/Counseling, Career Evaluations and Counseling, Court Ordered Evaluations, Gambling ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
520 Washington Road
Mount Lebanon, PA
(412) 561-6776

Dr. Wendy Weaver-Graham is a psychologist and counselor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weaver-Graham include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple/Marital Issues, ... (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.