We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Leonard Joseph Ferrante, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
7900 Glades Road; Suite 230
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Ferrante works as a psychologist in Boca Raton, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, adoption issues, and adjustment disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ferrante's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Grant Aram Killian, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
950 Peninsula Corporate Circle; Suite 1004
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Grant Killian's areas of specialization are group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy; he sees patients in Lighthouse Point, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Killian include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2499 Glades Road, Suite 114 2499 Glades Road; Suite 114
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. William Beecham's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beecham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
7301 W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 204a
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Benejam is a psychologist in Boca Raton, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Benejam speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, anxiety, and trauma. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Ilona Elisabeth Libansky, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
10 Fairway Drive; Suite 126
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ilona Libansky works as a family therapist. These areas are among Dr. Libansky's clinical interests: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and adoption issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Libansky honors. Dr. Libansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Czech. She has an open panel.

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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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