PHOBIAS & SOCIAL ANXIETY
Treating Phobias &
Pop culture often makes light of certain phobias—but for those who have them, life can feel truly terrifying at times.
Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder rooted in specific, excessive, unrealistic fears of particular objects, situations, people, or animals. They’re commonly divided into two categories—social phobias and specific phobias—and our clinicians treat both.
Whether you’re terrified of social situations or afraid of something specific, you may feel very alone in your fears… but you don’t have to. We are here for you: both to listen to your worries and to help you overcome them.
How We Help
Therapy can help you feel less alone and isolated in your struggle with your phobia. We help you overcome your fears at your own pace.
Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder, and sometimes medication can help. Our team can determine what’s best for you.
Root Cause Psychiatry
If your phobia is a symptom of something deeper, our Root Cause program can determine and address the underlying genetic and biologic causes.
Social anxiety or specific phobia?
People with social anxiety disorder feel a paralyzing, irrational self-consciousness about having to interact in social situations.
Specific phobias are an outsize fear of one particular thing that triggers an anxiety or panic attack. Examples include space, doctors, fear of flying, fear of heights, and more.
Phobias & Social Anxiety Resources
Grace’s story: Helping a child overcome her social anxiety
Grace was referred for medication after her 2nd-grade teacher expressed concerns about her being easily distracted in school.
Rachel’s story: How Rachel overcame her agoraphobia for good
Rachel, a 36-year-old woman suffering severe anxiety and depression with a wedding fast approaching, came to us for help.
Marcy’s story: Solving Marcy’s PTSD and phobias with genetic testing
Marcy, a 62-year-old woman, was suffering from depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, multiple phobias, insomnia, and more.
Overcoming your phobias, and more
If your phobias aren’t your only concern, don’t worry:
we are here to support you and help you feel better.