Common Conditions addressed at the CCT

A specific phobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Some of the more common phobias include fear of enclosed spaces, heights, highway driving, water, flying, blood, needles, or specific animals. While those with a specific phobia are generally aware that the fear is irrational, they find that attempts to face the fear (or even think about facing the fear) of the phobic object or situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety. Thus they tend to avoid the feared object or situation, which in turn, exacerbates the phobia, and can be extremely disruptive to their work and personal lives.

Specific Phobias are generally treated with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)  This can be done with a gradual hierarchical approach, or with the more fast-acting full exposure approach. Specific phobias respond very well to Cognitive Therapy in clients well motivated to be able to face the feared object or situation.