When your world is shrinking: How to overcome your phobia and get out there!


Tory Tomassetti, Ph.D.

Driving over a bridge. Joining the rooftop party. Having your blood drawn.

Socializing If you avoid any of these situations or suffer through them with extreme discomfort, you might have a specific phobia.  Many people develop fears of situations (e.g., being in a small space), objects (e.g., needles, dogs), or experiences (e.g., flying) that cause some impairment or discomfort in their daily life. When this fear becomes significant--so much so that one begins to avoid these things altogether or require medication to cope--behavioral therapy may offer a more effective, long-term solution.

Working with a behavioral clinician, you can find significant relief from your fear of flying, heights, needles, animals, blood, and more. At CBT/DBT Associates, we provide a range of options for specific phobia treatment, each designed to best fit your schedule and meet your needs. Now, in addition to offering treatment over a series of weekly sessions, I’m proud to offer a single day intensive format of approximately four to six hours to help you overcome your phobia as quickly as possible

Call us today to schedule an initial consultation to see if phobia treatment is right for you.



Dr. Tomassetti has worked with men and women of all ages and backgrounds to successfully cure fears of flying, heights, elevators, blood, injections, animals, and more.

To schedule an intake or to discuss treatment options, call us at 212-546-9200 or fill out this form.

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