Phobias are intense, irrational and persistent fears of specific objects, animals, situations or social events which are not usually dangerous. People with phobias may experience intense anxiety or panic attacks when confronted with the object or situation they fear, or they may avoid it altogether, which can limit their ability to function in daily life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is effective in treating phobias. CBT helps individuals identify their negative thoughts and beliefs about the feared object or situation.  Clients learn how to better manage these these thoughts and develop effective coping strategies.

CBT can also teach individuals relaxation techniques and coping strategies that are helpful in reducing anxiety and managing the symptoms of phobias.

Claude Borenzweig LCSW
Psychotherapy | CBT | Mindfulness
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