Fears and Phobias are Distressing
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5, defines a phobia as a "marked and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable, cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation." Sadly, this means your world has gotten smaller as you avoid what you fear.
Some common phobias include:
- Public Speaking
- Needles (receiving an injection)
- Seeing Blood
The Right Treatment Makes All the Difference
If you find yourself avoiding a specific object or situation, or become impaired when you can't avoid it, there is treatment that can help. I offer gradual and compassionate exposure therapy and provide you with the tools you need to desensitize and free yourself from paralyzing restrictions. You can address your fear in a safe environment. We'll move at your pace and comfort level. I have helped many people overcome their fears and live fuller lives.