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Discover how starting phobia therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a 1.5-generation African American woman, I deeply understand and appreciate the intersectionalities of identity and how our varied cultural experie... As a 1.5-generation African American woman, I deeply understand and appreciate the intersectionalities of identity and how our varied cultural experiences impact work, life, and love. Read more

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Starting Phobia therapy

What is Phobia therapy?

Phobia therapy is a type of therapy that treats anxiety and other symptoms caused by specific phobias, an anxiety disorder that involves intense fear of certain places, situations, or things. When performing phobia therapy, Thriveworks Wilmington therapists work to help people change their perspectives on feared stimuli and live their lives without being inhibited by that fear.

How does Phobia therapy work?

Phobia therapy will most often involve the use of exposure therapy, a therapeutic technique that gradually exposes clients to the subject of their fear in controlled spaces, helping them to see that the consequence they fear is not occurring. This helps them slowly learn to break the association of fear with the feared stimulus and allows them to live their life without having to avoid their fear. Other approaches like CBT may be used to help clients adjust their thoughts and behaviors and establish helpful coping techniques.

Is Phobia therapy conducted in person or online?

Phobia therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Phobia therapy last?

Treatment for specific phobias can take just a month or last for over a year, depending on an individual's phobia(s) and levels of anxiety. For those with a single phobia, treatment can tend to take less time, while multiple phobias might take longer to treat, as phobias will be treated one-at-a-time.

Need more help deciding?

Everyone has fears. Whether it is a fear of spiders or a fear of the dark, there are varying situations, places, feelings, objects, or animals that can trigger an unpleasant sensation – an urge to prepare for or altogether avoid the perceived danger. Fear is a completely natural human emotion but, in some people, fears are more pronounced and will manifest as a phobia.

A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear that develops when someone has an exaggerated sense of danger about a certain object or situation. They can be incredibly stressful to live with and, in severe cases, can take a toll on a person’s health, well-being, and overall way of life. Living with a phobia means people are often in constant anguish about whether they may come into contact with what they are afraid of. A phobia, however, goes beyond ordinary fear and may often feature an object or situation that is not typically threatening, such as a ringing telephone.

Phobia Symptoms 

  • Dizziness, a faint feeling, or shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Trembling, shaking, numbness, or tingling
  • Sweating, chills
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations
  • Fear of losing control, dying, or fainting
  • A feeling that one is detached from one’s body

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Treatment for phobias can help to break this negative spiral and can help to get feelings of anxiety under control. At Thriveworks in Wilmington, we offer convenient appointments with daytime and evening hours and accept most major insurance plans. We understand that it can be frustrating to be afraid of something, especially when it is difficult to explain why. Talking about phobias with a licensed, empathic therapist may help you learn how to manage and reduce the fear caused by a phobia. Call today, and let us help!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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