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Everyone experiences dread at one time or another. But some people are plagued by phobias—uncontrolled fears that can lead to all-out panic attacks that prevent them from functioning normally. If you have a fear that prevents you from leading your fullest life, it’s time to seek help.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we understand how debilitating it can be to endure unmanageable anxiety when exposed to your source of fright. Because phobias are learned negative responses to a specific stimulus, we will help you “unlearn” the response, diffuse the fear and substitute rational reactions to the stimulus.
The degrees of phobias vary from person to person. Some individuals’ phobias are mild, while other folks’ phobias are crippling. People often realize their fear is irrational, but they’re unable to do anything about it. The fears can interrupt everyday activities such as going to work, attending school and having personal relationships.
Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something specific. They include:
When a phobic person encounters his (or her) phobia, whether it be an object or situation, he will tend to feel panic and intense anxiety. The physical effects of these sensations can include sweating, hyperventilating, trembling and a rapid heartbeat. The good news is that most phobias can be cured with customized treatment plans that involve a combination of medications and behavioral therapies.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, our top priority is your mental and emotional well-being. Please don’t hesitate to call us today and take that first step in your journey toward freeing yourself from the prison of irrational fear. We’re here to help.
By New Jersey Centers for Counseling
December 29, 2022