Losing and overcoming the fear of driving: Amaxophobia treatment

At Centro Integra, located , our Psychologists will help you lose and overcome the fear of driving , or, more technically, amaxophobia .

WHAT IS AMAXOPHOBIA OR FEAR OF DRIVING?

Amaxophobia is the phobia of driving. Like all phobias, it consists of an irrational and unjustified fear of situations or objects that are not dangerous in themselves or produces a very intense anxiety to the phobic stimulus (an object or a situation) that the person who suffers it perceives as a threat.

Being afraid to drive or becoming anxious and / or stressed behind the wheel is something that happens to a large number of drivers. The problem arises when this fear paralyzes us or significantly interferes in our day-to-day lives in such a way that just thinking about taking the car causes a high level of anxiety that leads us to the point of having to look for any excuse to avoid that situation. When this happens, it is best to seek a specialist psychologist to help you lose and overcome the fear of driving.

SYMPTOMS OF AMAXOPHOBIA OR FEAR OF DRIVING

Among the symptoms (physical and behavioral) that occur when a person suffers amaxophobia we find:

  • The person only performs certain itineraries
  • The person does not go out on the road
  • When you drive, you do it preferably with a trusted person by your side, to whom you can delegate control of the vehicle in case you see that the situation overcomes you.
  • Physical symptoms: sweaty hands, tremors, muscle stiffness, …
  • Distorted and catastrophic thoughts around the driving situation

TREATMENT OF AMAXOPHOBIA: LOSING AND OVERCOMING FEAR OF DRIVING

The treatment to overcome the phobia or fear of driving carried out by the Psychologist is based on three basic pillars:
  • Explain anxiety and your feelings so you can control your symptoms
  • Exhibition techniques
  • Training in relaxation techniques and thought control

If you are looking for a  Psychologist  to lose and overcome the fear of driving (amaxophobia) , do not hesitate to contact  us.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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