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Dr. Anthony Fiore PH.D
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
901 Dove Street; Suite 295
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore works as a family therapist and psychologist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: domestic abuse, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. Dr. Fiore accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Alan William Levy PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
150 Paularino; Suite D -185
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Alan Levy works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include child abuse, depression, and adjustment disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary Ann Nugent PSYD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5015 Birch Street; Office 1
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Nugent works as a family therapist and psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nugent include depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nugent has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
16755 Von Karman Avenue; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Stokols practices psychology. Dr. Stokols's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1001 Dove Street; Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz's areas of specialization are psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Baringoldz's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Mina Law-Glassman MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
3151 Airway Avenue; Suite L-1
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Mina Glassman's specialty is family therapy. She has a special interest in depression, anxiety, and family therapy services. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy Services

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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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