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Offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre
info@lipsychologist.com

Specific Phobias | Treatment for Phobias on Long Island

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PHOBIAS

Spiders, heights, snakes, and public speaking – these are all examples of events that can trigger a little bit of fear in almost everyone. After all, spiders are creepy, heights are dangerous, snakes bite, and public speaking means putting yourself out there in front of others. It’s hard not to feel at least a little bit nervous in these situations.

But for some people, that level of nervousness is overwhelming, and in some cases overwhelming to such a significant degree that it cause someone to significantly alter their life. If that happens, you may have a phobia: significant fear that is greater than what “should be” experienced when coming face to face with a stimulus (thing or event that triggers fear).

How to Tell if You Have a Phobia

Some degree of anxiety in some situations is normal – or at the very least, not “frightening” enough to warrant therapy. For example, if you simply experience a small amount of anxiety when you see a House Centipede, but you can still walk over to it, smack it with a newspaper, and throw it away, then you may have a bit of a phobia but not enough to warrant any type of treatment.

But for some, that fear controls their life:

  • Their fear is so strong they experience severe panic attacks or fainting when they come across the stimulus.
  • Their fear alters their behaviors, such as not going to work because a spider was near your car.
  • Their fear is caused by something they encounter often enough to hurt their quality of life.

When your phobia is more than just a mild inconvenience, it may be time to consider therapy, which provides proven effective ways at controlling the extent of your phobia and the way it controls your life.

Phobia Treatment in Long Island

Phobias do not often go away on their own. That is because the more you try to avoid the stimulus, the more anxiety you experience in the future. Phobias need to be treated, and the best way to treat them is with a trained anxiety therapist.

As Long Island psychologists, we have worked with many patients struggling with many different types of phobias. In our experience, phobias are absolutely treatable, but in order to treat them you have to be ready to commit to addressing the fear. Through regular, systematic treatments, you can learn to control your anxiety when faced with the stimulus, and learn to feel more comfortable when faced with your fear.

If you believe you may be struggling with a phobia, or any type of anxiety, please feel free and give us a call today at (516) 732-0273.

We have two convenient offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, in Nassau County, Long Island, NY. To learn more, please explore the site or visit our contact page.

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In our years of experience working as Long Island Psychologists, we have helped countless individuals that have struggled with anxiety. With offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, along with our remote therapy services available throughout New York, many of our clients have come to our sessions and worked through both their physical and emotional anxiety symptoms, in order to find relief from their daily stress.

We have helped many people learn to feel calmer and more in control, and we use an individualized approach to help you gain the tools you need to reduce your anxieties. No matter what causes your anxiety, what maintains it, or what struggles you experience in the future, we are confident that through our sessions together, you will be able to start seeing real progress in the way your anxiety manifests and how you react to it.

If you are ready to fight those fears, improve your emotional and physical health, and start making changes that will lead to fewer anxiety symptoms in the future, contact us today at (516) 732-0273. Let's schedule an appointment and start talking about your anxieties and their solutions.

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If you have any questions about individual, group, or couples therapy (marriage counseling) or about working with a psychologist/therapist please do not hesitate to call.

With offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, NY, we’re available for anyone that needs help on Long Island and in Nassau County.

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(516) 732-0273
info@lipsychologist.com

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