- Do you get queasy at the thought of needles?
- Are you terrified of things that crawl?
- Does just the thought of flying increase your heart rate?
- Do you avoid social situations?
- Do you take the stairs because the thought of using the elevator is too unnerving?
If you answered yes to any of these questions or if there are other situations, events, or specific objects that produce feelings of anxiety for you, you may have a phobia. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, phobias affect approximately 10% of adults. A phobia by definition is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation.
The most common phobias typically involve the environment, animals, or a specific situation. Common symptoms are dizziness, nausea, and breathlessness. Some people may even experience a full-blown panic attack.
What would it be worth to you if you could be rid of your phobia? We can help!
There is still a lot of unknown when it comes to the actual cause of phobias. Brain chemicals, genetics, cultural factors and traumatic experiences appear to influence the development of phobias. Phobias may worsen over time without proper treatment.
We can teach you a set of skills, techniques and methods that will help you effectively manage and even eliminate the symptoms associated with phobias. We use techniques that are proven to be effective in treating phobias.