An intense, overwhelming fear of something very specific
Phobias are very similar to panic disorder, though they are specific to a feared trigger. Common phobias include the fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of vomiting, or the fear of dogs.
Exposure Therapy & Somatic Experiencing
This may include:
- Exposures in the office (watching videos or viewing images),
- In-session in vivo exposures (going on exposure “field trips” together),
- Imaginal exposures (using imagery in-session to talk through a triggering experience), and
- Exposure homework (engaging in various out-of-office exposures on your own) in between sessions.