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Everyone experiences fear at one time or another, and the impact of phobias can range from annoying to severely disabling. Some people are plagued by phobias — uncontrolled and seemingly nonsensical fears — that are so severe that they can lead to all-out panic attacks, stifle their quality of life and prevent them from functioning normally.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we know how one or more phobias can take hold of your life. Phobias are unpleasant, fraught with anxiety, and can be draining psychologically, emotionally and mentally. They can affect the lives of those who suffer with them to the extent that they can be debilitating.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are the most common kinds of mental disorders and affect more than 25 million Americans. The causes of specific phobias are complex, some people go to extreme lengths to avoid what they fear. In any given year, 7 to 9 percent of the estimated percent of U.S. adults with various anxiety disorders have a specific phobia.
Some of those phobias include:
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we are well aware that every patient is unique. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your case and discuss your specific areas of concern. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect. For more information on psychological counseling and the methods we employ, please don’t hesitate to call us today.
By New Jersey Centers for Counseling
July 24, 2019