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Fears and Phobias

Phobias are defined as constant and excessive fears of an object or situation. These objects or situations or either avoided or tolerated under great distress. Phobias are among the most common types of psychiatric disorders. When a person notices a specific fear interfering with routine daily activities or feels that their quality of life is negatively impacted by the fear, then it is possible that he or she is suffering from a phobia. Common fears and phobias include: public speaking, leaving one''s house, crowds/public places, closed in spaces (e.g., elevators), flying, heights, bridges, tunnels, water, blood, etc. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are trained in evidenced-based treatments to help you overcome your fears and phobias. The most common approach is referred to as cognitive-behavioral therapy. This type of therapy is usually brief and solution focused. The mental health professionals can provide you with the skills and knowledge that can help you to experience a more enjoyable and less restrictive life.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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