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A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, or feeling that is more pronounced than a simple fear. Phobias develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object. If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organize their life around avoiding the item that’s causing them anxiety.

What Causes a Phobia?

Although there is no one particular cause of phobias, there are various factors that might contribute to developing a phobia. For example, a past incident or trauma may cause a long-lasting effect. Learned responses from childhood may also develop and influence the cause of a phobia. Long-term stress and responses to panic or fear may also heighten your anxiety around the situation or object.

When to Seek a Professional:

If you find yourself struggling from day to day without any improvement, speaking with a licensed professional about the matter may help decrease your fear and anxiety. To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a consultation with us, today.

Founder and Psychotherapist

Janet Duffy, LMHC, LPC

As a licensed psychotherapist, Janet provides individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, and treatment for other mental health conditions. With a master’s degree in both Counseling Psychology and Creative Writing, she strives to dismantle the stigma that revolves around mental health conditions by offering a collaborative, highly specialized approach to patient care.