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Treatment for Needle Phobia

Are you uncomfortable looking at hypodermic needles?

Does the sight of blood make you feel weak or queasy?

Have you been avoiding lab tests or other medical procedures?

Are you afraid to inject insulin or other medication?

Does giving blood frighten you?

How would overcoming this fear change your life? Would you:

  • Take better care of your own health?
  • Be able to help sick family members?
  • Help others by donating blood?

Overcome Needle Phobia

Dr. McMahon can help you overcome fear of needles or blood, as she has helped many others. Most people start feeling better after only a few sessions with Dr. McMahon.

As you overcome your fear, you will feel better about yourself. You will learn to be more  comfortable with needles or blood. You will be able to get the care you need or help others.

Dr. McMahon can help you learn new ways of thinking about fear and specific techniques for coping with anxiety. She uses a variety of proven techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Virtual Reality Therapy, hypnotherapy, and EMDR. Dr. McMahon has more than 30 years of experience as a psychologist and specializes in treating anxiety and fears.

Virtual reality makes treatment for needle phobia, fear of injections, and fear of blood draws faster and more effective because you can experience the feared situation and overcome your fear without leaving the office. Dr. McMahon controls the simulation and can help you become more comfortable with needles, injections, and/or blood drawing.

Call Dr. McMahon at 415-625-3565 for more information.