What is a Specific Phobia?
Specific Phobias (SP) are defined and categorized as unreasonable or irrational fear of a specific object or situation. The DSM-V divides these types of fears into five categories:
Although prevalence rates differ between each type 3-8% of individuals suffer with a specific phobia. Many people claim to have a specific phobia yet only 3.7% receive a clinical diagnosis.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
Our therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, which is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, that is specific to the treatment of anxiety disorders and has been proven to be very successful. What does Exposure Response Prevention entail?
Therapy typically consists of:
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CLIENT SUCCESS STORY
"My name is Cortney and I have a needle phobia.
After having a particularly stressful visit to the doctor that included me literally running away just at the mention of a blood draw, I decided that I may need some help. When I meet with Kevin and Ashley at the beginning of the session, I realized that I was talking with people who really understood what it was like to have a phobia. They guided me and helped me “lean into” the anxiety being exposed to my phobia brings on. The final challenge I faced after our sessions was to have a needle inserted in my arm while keeping my fears at bay. I am happy to report that I did get stuck with a needle that day and have since gotten my blood drawn with less fear than ever before!"