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Caterpillar Phobia

Posted In: Mental conditions 161 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 17, 2006
  • 03:16 AM

I know this sounds strange to most people, but I have a terrible phobia of caterpillars. I can't even hear the word, or look at pictures of them without panicing. I don't know how to explain the full extent of my fear...you can only undertstand if you have a phobia yourself. I literally feel like I'm going to die whenever I see one.
Last year, in my old neighborhood, I used to run home screaming and crying because they were EVERYWHERE on the streets whenever I came home from school. My busdriver even went out of his way to drop me off right in front of my house. Now, I'm usually a strong person, and I rarely cry, but, the best way to make me cry instantly is to throw a caterpillar on me.

What should I do?? I live in Georgia and I can't find a couselor anywhere that specifically deals with kids my age (i'm 16) and I'm really scared b/z every counselor I read about says that they make you confront your fear so that they can see the extent of it :eek: . Can someone give me tips on how to overcome my fear?

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