Airplane Phobia Treatment

Panic Attack and Airplane Phobia Treatment in Dallas, Richardson, Plano TX

By Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT
The video below focuses on airplane phobia treatment and how a panic attack--which is experienced as a traumatic event--can lead to the development of a specific phobia such as a fear of flying (airplane phobia). This video outlines the story of a person successfully overcoming panic attacks and a fear of flying through airplane phobia treatment.

Panic Attack and Airplane Phobia Treatment in Dallas, Richardson, Plano TX

By Steve Reed at the Psychotherapy Center

Panic Attack & Airplane Phobia Treatment
Video transcript

(plus additional information)

A client of mine had a speech to give in New York City in front of a large crowd of very powerful peers. He was very nervous about delivering the speech and how he might be perceived. Throughout the week, his stress level continued to grow and grow and culminated after giving his speech on the way to the airport. He arrived at the airport, and just as he got into the airplane, one last little stressor became a panic attack.

As my client began to experience the symptoms of panic attacks, his heart raced and he began to perspire. This was happening while his blood vessels were constricting and his pupils were dilating. His body was pumping adrenaline and endorphins into his system. At that moment, he began to fear that he was having a heart attack.

The experience that my client had was a traumatic event. As such, it imprinted his brain in a way that caused him to be overly reactive to anything that looks like, sounds like, or feels like what he experienced at that very moment. He became much more prone to having panic attacks again in the future. He also developed a fear of flying or airplane phobia as a result of the experience. This made him a perfect candidate for the fear of flying therapy.


fear of flying treatment with behavioral therapy

Fortunately, I was able to help him alleviate the symptoms and underlying cause of his panic disorder and airplane phobia. The utilization of some powerful new leading-edge therapies that I work with made this possible. Those therapies include Quick REMAP, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy).

If you are suffering from the pain and distress of panic disorder or a fear of flying, I would like to help. My name is Steve Reed, you can reach me at 972-997-9955. My practice specializes in helping people like you to overcome phobias, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder. If you are suffering from any of these, you no longer need to worry. Call me today, I will help.

Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT provides panic attack therapy and airplane phobia treatment to patients from Dallas, Plano, Richardson TX, and all DFW areas from his counseling office at 375 Municipal Drive, Suite 230, Richardson Texas 75080. He also offers phone and video therapy appointments to people throughout the USA and the world. Steve can be reached for help at 972-997-9955.

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