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Many people have a fear or phobia. It can get in the way of your life if it is stopping you from doing things or experiencing something. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a research based effective therapy approach to helping fears and phobias. CBT for Fears & Phobias can help.

Mary Cross, MSW RSW


I help people with any type of fear or phobia. If you don’t see your specific phobia on this list or you are unsure if my approach can help you – please email me or book a free consult and let’s discuss it.

I help children, teens and adults with:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Social phobia
  • Fear of driving
  • Fear of flying
  • Hypochondria
  • Emetophobia
  • Specific Phobias

My Approach

I use cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for fears and phobias in a supportive, gradual way. We start with trying to figure out where and when the fear or phobia started. Knowing the cause can help it make sense. You will then be offered techniques and tools to manage your fears, calm your thoughts and calm your body. Only when you have practised these tools and they are strong enough to help you manage your emotions, will we move on to exposure therapy (if needed).


I use a gradual exposure approach in which you create a Fear Ladder or Fear Hierarchy. We talk a lot about the steps on it and what feels right to you. Exposure therapy essentially desensitizes you to your fear or phobia bit by bit. It can feel amazing to conquer it at each level! For more details about exposure therapy click here

If you would like to discuss your situation with me, get to know me and ask me more about my approach, feel free to book a Free Consult using the link below.

CONTACT ME – by phone or text (226) 770-0336, or email

Visit my HOME PAGE for general information, my fees etc.