Many people have some form of phobia. In a small number of cases, those phobias can cause clinical distress that makes life difficult. When the things that scare you prevent you from meeting the demands of day to day life, it's time to start looking at psychology treatments. Here are some reasons to use psychology to treat your phobias. Regaining Control of Your Life Treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) gradually expose you to the thing that scares you.