We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Knoxville, TN.

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James Claude Suarez
Specializes in Counseling
4709 Papermill Drive; Suite 202
Knoxville, TN
 

Mr. James Suarez is a counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. Suarez include abuse, depression, and life transitions. Mr. Suarez takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Terry Molnar, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
108 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Terry Molnar practices family therapy and child psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Molnar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4877 Chambliss Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Angela Masini's specialty is psychology. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Masini include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masini takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services.

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Specializes in Psychology
5401 Kingston Pike; Suite 285
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Candice Blake works as a psychologist in Knoxville, TN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blake include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. Dr. Blake is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
2931 Essary Road
Knoxville, TN
 

Ms. Samantha Metheney practices family therapy in Knoxville, TN. In her practice, Ms. Metheney focuses on depression, addictions, and anxiety. Ms. Metheney takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions

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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.
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