Phobias are an expression of irrational or over-inflated fears or set of anxiety symptoms brought on by certain objects or situations. A specific phobia is a lasting and unreasonable fear that is caused by the presentation or thought of a specific situation or object that in reality poses little to no actual danger. There are many “specific” phobias we identify clinically including, but not limited to animals, situational, blood-injection-injury, etc. South Florida Psychological Group, offering its services in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Weston, FL and Boca Raton, FL, offers psychological therapy to address phobias which are appropriate to a client’s specific state of mind through a fortified psychotherapeutic approach.
Primarily exposure therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, would be the main component of treatment. In conducting exposure therapy the clinicians at South Florida Psychological Group in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Weston, FL, and Boca Raton, FL meet each individual where they are at, and look at the progression of treatment much like a step ladder, taking one tolerable step at a time. The goal of treatment is to desensitize oneself, or become more comfortable with experiencing the perceived thought provoking fear or situation. The goal is to reach a slow, but steady inhibition of reaction to the trigger of the specific phobia.