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Phobias

Phobias

Mental Healthcare Professionals

Life is complicated. And at the rate at which it moves, people frequently find that they don't have the time to process issues in their lives, or even be mindful of the moment. Through the good days and bad, we are here to listen, without judgement.

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What are Phobias?

Phobias Symptoms & Treatment

At Nickischer & Associates, we understand the difficulties and challenges that come with living with a phobia. What exactly is a phobia though? A phobia is an intense fear or anxiety towards a specific object or situation. This fear can be irrational, but can still greatly impact daily life and routines.

Common symptoms of a phobia include rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, and overwhelming feelings of fear or panic. These symptoms often occur in the presence of the feared object or situation and can even be triggered by just thinking about it. Common phobias include fear of heights, public speaking, insects, spiders, dogs, snakes, flying, needles, and germs.

Treatment for phobias can include therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and gradual exposure to the feared object or situation. Medication may also be used in conjunction with therapy. At Nickischer & Associates, we offer individualized treatment plans to help our clients overcome their fears and live more fulfilling lives. If you or a loved one is struggling with a phobia, contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help.