Anna Jetton, PsyD, CCTP, CIMHP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Woodland Park, CO
Unlike general anxiety, a phobia is a specific fear associated with a specific situation, place, or object that causes a fear response that can be considered excessive and at times debilitating. Most people who are affected by a phobia also recognize their fear is irrational, yet they struggle to know what to do or how to confront it.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it is estimated about 19 million people are affected by a phobia. You are not alone.
There are many different types of phobias and all have similar anxiety symptoms including:
Shortness of breath
Upset stomach or nausea
Chest pain or tightness in the chest*
If you believe you struggle with a specific phobia and it is interfering with your day to day living and/or your relationships I encourage you to reach out and contact me to learn more and get the help you need today.