How to Treat Thalassophobia
Once you make the decision to get help for your condition, be prepared to be open about your current lifestyle and any past traumas with your therapist or doctor. The more open you are, the easier it will be for them to determine the origin of your phobia so you can work to heal.
The goal of your counseling sessions is to help you understand how your fear developed, identify your specific triggers, and learn to successfully manage any emotional and physical responses when they occur.
“Treatments for thalassophobia can include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy. Each of these can help with decreasing the anxious thoughts and feelings that come up because of the fear.” - Talkspace therapist Bisma Anwar, MA, MSc, LMHC