Phobia treatment with CBT has been demonstrated to be effective. Phobias can range from the minor – common ones like fear of mice and spiders, which are not disabling unless your work puts you into contact with these creatures every day – to the major. If you cannot get necessary vaccinations because of fear of needles, or you cannot take necessary medication because you can only ingest a very limited selection of foods and beverages, you can encounter real problems. Fear of dogs and cats can keep people children and adults from enjoying the outdoors, or even feeling comfortable when visiting friends with pets.
Phobias respond well to appropriate treatment. It is important that you see a trained, collaborative clinician who can tailor the treatment to your individual needs. I am a graduate of the Advanced Forum of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute of the IOCDF.
I treat phobias in children, adolescents and adults.
Call me at 508-735-4468 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.