We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Open Access near Crystal Lake, IL.

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Dr. Michael Sherry, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
2615 Three Oaks Road; #2a
Cary, IL

Dr. Michael Shery practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and phobias. Patient ratings for Dr. Shery average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shery is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and AmeriHealth. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Terrence J Neary, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
970 Mchenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL

Dr. Terrence Neary specializes in psychology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Neary is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
350 E Congress Parkway; Suite L
Crystal Lake, IL

Dr. Catherine Dean works as a psychologist in Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Deborah B Metroka, MA
Specializes in Counseling
1301 Pyott Road; Suite 102
Lake In The Hills, IL

Ms. Deborah Metroka specializes in counseling. Ms. Metroka's clinical interests include infidelity issues, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. HFN, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Metroka takes.

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Specializes in Social Work
970 Mchenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL

Ms. Lessi Smebakken practices social work in Crystal Lake, IL. She is especially interested in substance abuse, anxiety, and trauma. Ms. Smebakken is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Trauma

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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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