Counseling– involves changing damaging and irrational thought patterns to modify emotions and behaviors. Interventions aim to re-train the brain so that individuals can behave differently in places that they were originally fearful of. Clinicians help people to challenge, alter and confront attitudes and thought processes so they can change how they respond to stressful situations.
Psychiatry– Psychotherapy is the most common treatment type for claustrophobia. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) is an effective form of treatment that seeks to isolate thoughts that come with the fear response. In turn, therapy helps individuals replace these thoughts with healthier, practical thoughts. Enforcing new behaviors with healthy thought patterns seek to reaffirm this new way of thinking.