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Phobic Disorder Treatment

Phobic Disorder Treatment

Specific phobias are specific fears about specific things and situations. Most specific phobias are natural fears; that is, they are about situations that would make most people at least a little anxious or nervous. However, the difference is that people with a specific phobia will experience a panic attack, or fear experiencing a panic attack, if they are exposed to the feared situation.

Common specific phobias include:

  • Heights;
  • Enclosed spaces;
  • Exposed places;
  • Flying;
  • Public speaking/performance anxiety (see social anxiety, below);
  • Spiders;
  • Insects;
  • Snakes; and
  • Blood and injury.

Specific phobias are the most treatable of all anxiety problems and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for specific phobias.

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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