Anxiety Disorder Specialist Flint MI

Anxiety disorder specialists treat the different types of anxiety disorders, which are generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and some medications are very effective at treating these disorders. See below for more information and to gain access to qualified anxiety disorder specialists in Flint, MI.

Ms. Susan Wedda
Auburn Counseling Associates
(810) 744-3300
3600 S. Dort Hwy. Suite 44
Flint, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LMSW, DCSW, BCD
Licensed in Michigan
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Kim Birrell
Genesys Hillside Behavioral Clinic
(810) 424-2400
8435 Holly Road
Grand Blanc, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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P. Douglas Callan
(810) 629-1068
1361 N. Long Lake Rd
Fenton, MI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fielding Graduate University
Credentialed Since: 1998-03-30

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Dr. Matthew Dickson
(810) 882-1925
Seasons Counseling Center1441 E Maple Ave
Burton, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: The Union Institute
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Lisa E Brown-Fagan
(810) 814-3535
3600 S. Dort Hwy.
Flint, MI
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Michele Gustafson
Hillside Center for Behavioral Services
(810) 424-2400
8435 Holly Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, DCSW
Licensed in Michigan
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Clifford Stevens
Personal Professional Counseling
(810) 658-7748
325 N.Main St, Ste. A
Davison, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMSW, LPC
Licensed in Michigan
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders, Postpartum Depress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Lisa E Brown-Fagan
(810) 373-5837
653 S. Saginaw
Flint, MI
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paul Thompson
(810) 637-5434
4444 W. Bristol Rd
Flint, MI
Specialties
Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Harold S Sommerschield, PhD, PC
(810) 643-1995
Harold S Sommerschield, PhD, PC
Flint, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan State
Year of Graduation: 1969
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Anxiety and Its Treatment Options

Disorders - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Written by Grant Eckert   

If you're feeling anxious, you might need to do more than just tough it out and wait for the symptoms to subside. You may need to make some major changes in your life in order to feel better and finally calm down. In today's busy world, it might seem like it's impossible to avoid anxiety - which is probably true - but that doesn't mean that you can't try to do something about it in the meantime.

Talk it out

One of the best starting points for dealing with anxiety is to find ways to talk about what is making you anxious in the first place. You can do this with a trusted friend or colleague or you may want to seek professional help. Taking the time to talk about what is going on in your life can help you to find a new perspective on what is happening to you. You may find that others can offer you new perspectives as well, in addition to solutions for problems you've been dealing with.

Talking with a trained professional is a good way to begin to identify the sources of anxiety in your life so that you can do something about them. Sometimes when you're wrapped up in your own anxiety, it can be difficult to see what you need to do in order to feel better. A trained therapist can also help you use different techniques to deal with your feelings or they can help you set goals in your progress towards overcoming your anxiety response.

Another source of communicating about your anxiety is to find a support group that deals with anxiety disorders. Even if you just sit and listen, you will be able to realize that you're not the only one that is upset sometimes or has trouble managing their feelings.

Change Your Life

If you really stop to think about it, anxiety is often something that you may be promoting. By taking on too much work or by having troubles with prioritizing, you might be creating situations in which you can't feel anything but anxiety. To help stop this cycle, you need to begin to look at your life in a new way. You also want to realize that your health is another important factor in how you will deal with anxiety issues, so you need to make sure you are taking care of your body, as well.

Here are some ways to start lessening your anxiety:

  • Delegate more work to others - You really don't have to do everything that's on your plate. Even if you work at home or in an office, there are smaller tasks that you can delegate to others.
  • Make time for yourself - Whether it's five minutes or a few hours a day, making time for yourself can dramatically reduce your anxiety.
  • Make time for healthy eating and exercise - In order to allow your body to be strong enough to deal with stress, you need to eat right and exercise on a regular basis.
  • Find relaxation techniques that work - Things like yoga and T'ai Chi are excellent sources of activity and relaxation that you can do on a regular basis. You can also try medita...

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Anxiety Disorder Manifests Itself In Different Ways

Disorders - Anxiety Disorders
Written by Alien .   

Drugs do Exist for Treatment

There are several different types of abnormal, pathological anxieties, fears, phobias and nervous conditions that can occur suddenly or gradually over a span of years and one common blanket term for these illnesses is anxiety disorder. This type of disorder may result in the impairment or prevention of normal daily routines in the patient and both anxiety as well as fear is an omnipresent emotion.

Though the term anxiety as well as fear have scientifically different interpretations, in common parlance the two terms are used interchangeably. This is so in the case of phobia which is another form of anxiety and can be defined as being fear that persists or is irrational and fear is defined as an emotional as well as physiological reply to external threats as they are perceived by the patient and such external threats may be a crash that is about to take place or a runaway car.

Types of Disorders

The different types of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobia or simple phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The panic disorder relates to experiencing periods of fear that is very intense or is a psychological distress that comes about abruptly and lasts as little as half an hour and common symptoms are trembling, shortness of breath, palpitations of the heart, sweating, nausea, dizziness and hyperventilation as well as tingling sensations and also a feeling of being choked.

Social anxiety disorders are an experiencing of fear, apprehension or worry in respect to certain social situations as well as being worried about how they are perceived or evaluated by other people. This is a psychiatric disorder and the patient needs psychiatric treatment. Specific phobia occurs when there is any type of anxiety disorder that can be thought of as being unreasonable or an irrational feeling of fear that is caused by being exposed to definite objects or situations. The affected person is prone to actively avoiding direct contact with the object or situation.

The general anxiety disorder is a condition which has the characteristics of excessive as well as uncontrollable worrying about normal everyday activities. There is a disproportionate intensity as well as duration of this form of anxiety disorder in relation to the actual source of worry and causes the patient to have his or her daily life disrupted.

While obsessive-compulsive disorder is really a psychiatric disorder and more specifically an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in a number of different ways but is mainly linked to obsessive thinking as well as related compulsions that are used to counteract the fixation. Finally, the post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that is caused by exposure to or confronta...

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