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Treatment for Fear of Flying in Weston

If you’re afraid of flying, you are not alone. Recent studies show that around one out of every three adult Americans experiences some kind of discomfort related to air travel. Of this group, between 2-10 percent has a full-blown flying phobia. Fear has kept more than a few totally grounded throughout their lives- some have never been able to ever attempt their first flight.

People can develop fear of flying at any point in their lives. The onset of anxiety about flying usually peaks in childhood or the mid-20s. Although evident in both males and females, fear of flying appears to be somewhat more common among the latter.

Inability to fly is a major issue in the modern world. It can stop people from visiting faraway loved ones, fulfilling job responsibilities, or the pleasure of exploring new places. NBI’s “FEAR OF” Flying Program is designed to help participants effectively decrease their level of anxiety so they can board a plane without hesitation.

Our Approach to Treatment

There are many reasons why people have a fear of flying despite the superlative safety records of the major commercial airlines.

Whatever the cause of fear of flying is for a particular individual, the best approach seems to be modifying negative thoughts, learning to cope with unpleasant physical sensations, and practicing behaviors that challenge anxieties instead of avoiding them. Current research also emphasizes the effectiveness of working on these skills in a supportive group setting with others who understand and share fears. NBI’s “FEAR OF” Flying Program utilizes all of these elements with the guidance of highly trained doctoral-level instructors.

The program culminates with participants having the chance to confidently apply their new skills where it counts most: Taking an actual flight accompanied by NBI staff.

None of this is would be possible without the involvement and compassionate backing of the airline industry. They contribute by allowing participants in the program to converse with airline personnel, including pilots, as well as by facilitating the necessary airport security clearances.

Contact The Neurobehavioral Institute for information on any of the services we offer or to schedule an appointment.

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  • “I finally found doctors who understood me and my thoughts. I had felt so alone, helpless and scared. After meeting Dr Moritz I was at ease, she and the other doctors at NBI were all trained in the treatment of OCD.”


  • CogMed Working Memory Training
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • International OCD Foundation