Claustrophobia (Fear Of Enclosed Spaces)


Take control of your fear of crowded, tight, or enclosed places with claustrophobia treatment by Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. Are you going to extreme lengths to avoid the situations that make you anxious? Improve your quality of life with professional therapy in Glendale, California.

Am I Claustrophobic?

Everyone has their own sense of personal space and what’s “too close” for them. Claustrophobia is a persistent, irrational and intense fear of crowded or tight places. This fear affects how you live your daily life.

Symptoms of claustrophobia are different for everyone. The most common sign of claustrophobia is a panic attack.

  • Feeling Lightheaded, Confused, Or Disoriented
  • Intense, Overwhelming Fear
  • Chest Tightness Or Pain
  • Ringing In Your Ears
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Chills

Phobias Make Life Harder

Claustrophobia makes life more complicated. Depending on your individual triggers, it can limit your travel opportunities (no flying) and socially isolate you (no concerts or parties). Therapy, however, can unlock all of these possibilities.

Defining Your Unique Triggers

Maybe you can’t stand eating in a crowded restaurant or only experience problems inside tunnels. Other common triggers are standing in a closet, riding in a crowded elevator, or driving on a congested road.

Claustrophobia isn’t defined by the size of the space that scares you but by your reaction to someone or something invading your “personal bubble”.

Should I See A Counselor?

Self-help methods, like stress reduction or self-exposure, can also help treat mild claustrophobia. If you are experiencing severe symptoms that last for months, you may need professional therapy to help you cope.

If you actively avoid triggering situations, compulsively look for and stand near the exit, and consistently fear that the doors will shut you into a room, you should seek counseling.

Freeing You From Fear

Managing claustrophobia is about realizing that the root of your fear isn’t the small space itself. It’s what might happen inside that small space — getting hurt, running out of air, having no escape, or losing control in general.

Dr. Taji Huang Ph. D. can guide you to this realization and teach you how to steer your thoughts and imagination away from constant fear.

Effective Claustrophobia Treatments

With time and treatment, it’s possible to overcome claustrophobia. There are many ways that a therapist can help you cope with the symptoms so you can live a full life. Here are a few types of proven claustrophobia therapies.

  • Relaxation And Visualization Techniques
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy

Take Your Life Back Today

If claustrophobia controls you or someone you love, see Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. for effective, professional therapy. Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and start down the path to taking back your life.

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