Carolina Counseling Services - Facing Your Phobias: Know Your Enemy
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- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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Facing Your Phobias: Know Your Enemy
Your excessive fear of something or a situation is not something to ignore for the rest of your life, particularly when it can paralyze your body and mind so that you can’t do what you are supposed to do. Not knowing your enemy – rodents, snakes, height, enclosed space, etc. - can make you helpless to overcome it. Overcoming your phobia will not be easy, but you can if you will seek help and receive the right treatment from a professional counselor.
Getting to Know Your Enemy
A phobia is an irrational fear, and you know that, but you have no power over your intense reactions, which can be simply infuriating to severely disabling. It is maddening because despite the knowledge that the fear is baseless, you can’t condition your mind or body to face the source of fear. If you have a relative with an anxiety disorder, you are probably genetically predisposed. So, when you observe some manifestations, and they are affecting your daily life in a serious way, it is best to act on your excessive fear with urgency.
What Are You Afraid Of
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), there are over a hundred types – agoraphobia, social phobia and specific phobias. Agoraphobia is the excessive fear for large crowds or open spaces. Social phobia, also known as “social anxiety disorder,” can cause one to avoid interactions with other people and will do everything to avoid being thrown into such situations. A specific phobia is the fear for some of the common things you encounter on a day-to-day basis - acrophobia (heights), claustrophobia (tight/enclosed spaces), etc.
The Signs and Symptoms to Observe
Panic attack can be the most disabling group of symptoms that you may experience when the phobia hits you. Panic is characterized by manifestations, such as pounding or racing heart caused by elevated blood pressure. Consequently, you may also hyperventilate, tremble and feel tightness in your chest as you sweat profusely or experience hot/cold flushes. Other phobic reactions during panic include nausea and upset stomach, dry mouth, choking sensation, and dizziness or lightheadedness.
Don’t Feel Helpless
People struggling with an excessive fear are likely to feel helpless as they realize they can’t control their phobia. By simply ignoring it, you’ll be a witness to how the best things in life will slip through your fingers. It may even make you feel ashamed as you miserably fail in controlling your fear.
When your fear has gripped you this way, know that you can receive assistance from an experienced therapist. Call Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. CCS contracts with independent and licensed therapists who are ready to help. Why let phobia take you on a downward spiral leading to a string of disappointments when the right help is available? Call now to schedule your appointment!
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314