SELF – Kendall Jenner’s ‘Really Bad’ Trypophobia Makes Her Terrified Of Anything With Tiny Holes



Kendal Jenner recently blogged about her struggles with anxiety, and in particular, her phobia of small holes. So just how common are phobias, and trypophobia in particular? And what can you do? Phobias are one of the most common forms of anxiety, and also highly treatable. If you, or someone you love, suffers from any sort of phobia, know there is help. In fact phobias are some of the most straightforward and simplest issues to treat. I was very pleased to help out with this piece for SELF.

Luckily, trypophobia can be successfully treated. Licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., tells SELF that phobias like this are often diminished through straightforward cognitive behavioral therapy, in which someone is repeatedly exposed to what freaks them out. “Treatment starts with identifying the anxiety pattern and providing strategies that stop the panic cycle,” she says. “From there, cognitive strategies are added that gradually diminish a person’s fear.”


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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD