Treatment for Claustrophobia
Are you afraid of being in an enclosed space?
Do you avoid situations where you cannot move around or escape?
Do you avoid elevators?
Are you uncomfortable using public transit? BART? Muni Metro?
Has this fear prevented you from having an MRI or other medical procedure?
Would you like to overcome your fear?
Dr. McMahon can help you overcome your fears, just as she has helped many others. Most people start feeling better after only a few sessions with Dr. McMahon.
As you overcome your fears, you will feel better about yourself and be able to go where you want. You will be able to get any medical or dental care you need more comfortably.
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 claustrophobia faster and more effective because you can experience the feared situation under different conditions without leaving the office. For example, riding in elevators or being on BART. Dr. McMahon controls the simulation and can help you learn to become more comfortable in these situations.
Call Dr. McMahon at 415-625-3565 for more information.