Are you afraid of vomiting or of seeing/hearing someone vomit? Do you experience anxiety or have panic attacks related to the fear of vomiting? Do you think about vomiting almost every day and especially when you don’t feel well? The fear of vomiting is called EMETOPHOBIA and it is much more common than you think. 6% of women and 1% of men suffer from a specific phobia of vomiting. This means that 23 MILLION people in the United States alone have a fear of vomiting.
Why have you never heard of it? Shame and embarrassment. Emetophobics keep it hidden from everyone and suffer in silence.
My name is Anna Christie, and I had a very severe phobia of vomiting for years. I don’t like to use the word “cure” because emetophobia is not a disease. But I am fully recovered thanks to conventional CBT, and I am now a licensed psychotherapist specializing in emetophobia.
I offer treatment for emetophobia online via Skype, give professional consults, provide free resources to therapists, write, educate and offer guest speaking.
If you need help, a great place to begin is by reading all the information on this site about emetophobia, anxiety and panic, Norovirus and emetophobia treatment options. Contact me to be placed on my waitlist for Skype sessions here. Then check out my Therapist List or, if you cannot afford professional help, the Self-Help section.
As of July, 2020 my waitlist for ADULTS is about 1-3 months long.
I am no longer taking CHILDREN or ADOLESCENTS on a waitlist.