Fear is one of our basic, natural and self-preserving emotions that serves to activate the body's system in moments of danger. When fear has become unhealthy, it stops fulfilling a protective function and, on the contrary, makes our everyday life more difficult. It is at this point that we recognize fear as phobia.

Phobias constitute one of the most common anxiety disorders. The condition may be described as a persistent and objectively exaggerated fear of particular objects or situations. We can distinguish around 500 different types of recognized phobias, with up to 10% of the population suffering from them in one form or another.

People naturally try to avoid feared situations or stimuli. If this is not possible, they may experience paralyzingly unpleasant sensations, which can be the onset of a panic attack triggered by the phobia. The help of experts is usually sought only when a given phobia interferes with the functioning of the sufferer’s everyday life.

How to recognize a phobia?

  • Do you experience very strong or paralyzing fear in any particular situation or at the mere thought or memory of something?
  • Do you experience physical symptoms such as shaking hands, sweating, palpitations or nausea due to a thing or situation that you fear?
  • Do you try to avoid a feared situation to the point that it limits you in your normal activities?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be experiencing symptoms of phobia. Please seek professional advice for further assessment.

Did you know?

Some of the most common phobias include fear of animals (zoophobia), fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of open or closed spaces (claustrophobia), as well as fear of social situations such as public appearances or meeting new people (enochlophobia, glossophobia). There are also many other phobias that are fairly common as well.

Are you struggling with any Phobias?

Does the above description apply to you or a loved one? Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail with any questions about phobia treatment possibilities or with any concerns about whether you or a loved one needs help. That’s what we’re here for! Our specialists will be happy to answer any of your questions about your particular needs and the treatment options at NEO Centrum.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or electronically. We will be happy to hear from you and to discuss with you the treatment options at NEO Centrum.

Specialists for this Service

PhDr. Kateřina Marklová

Professional Director / Head of Therapy, Clinic 1 Director, Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Bc. Jiří Vacek, MBA

Director of Clinic 2, Therapist

Michael Ramon Bruer


Treatment Options

NEO Centrum offers its clients two avenues for obtaining help:  through our Outpatient Clinic (including in-person or online sessions) and through our comprehensive, in-residence treatment programs offered at our resident treatment facilities. The choice depends on the specific needs of the clients, the type of difficulties they face and the intensity of the approach they are able to devote themselves to. We offer services at our residence clinics for Czech-speaking and English-speaking clients.

Residence Clinics

Modern, intimate and pleasant facilities located in a remote part of Prague, designed for a select number of clients.

Outpatient Care

The NEO Centrum outpatient clinic offers you immediate assistance with your problems through individual, group, couple and family therapy, counselling and coaching.