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Hello I’m looking for a therapist for my 14 years old daughter for Emetophobia (phobia of vomit) she’s been suffering and struggling with her daily life and school .
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Our daughter started seeing a therapist at Kaiser Oakland for the same problem, same age. We're not aware of anyone specialized in it, it's lumped together with a number of other phobias and anxieties so it's likely most any therapist can talk about it, although there are people who seem more focused on cognitive behavioral therapy who might be appropriate. I looked at various posts on this list but landed on Kaiser for cost reasons. Her problem didn't seem debilitating and my impression is that the therapy helped a bit, but aging a couple of years and life experience seem to be helping more. If it were more of a problem we would have looked for someone to meet more regularly who seemed more focused on this issue specifically, but at this level it's been ok. FWIW, she just had a bout of a real stomach flu with real vomiting, which was tough but in the end seemed to help - now she knows the difference between real and imagined illness...
My daughter saw Emily Berner MFT on College Ave. for the same thing. She is amazing!!!! My daughter made a total comeback! She is expensive if you have to pay out of pocket but worth every penny! Your child's mental health and well-being is worth it. You can reach her at (510) 652-4455, ext. 5.
I would highly recommend Dr Kim at the Wright Institute for childhood anxiety and phobias. She has helped pretty much cure my daughter of her blood/injury/injection phobia. Here's her email: anatasiakim [at] gmail.com
If she is still in practice and taking new patients, Dr. Amy Jenks helped my daughter with this exact issue. Good luck, I know this can be very difficult.