Travel is our connection to the people, places, and events that are important to us and enrich our lives. But fear of flying and other concerns about travel can restrict us personally and professionally. We miss out on job opportunities, celebrations, vacations, and other important events. It doesn't need to be this way--travel anxieties respond extremely well to treatment.


With more than 20 years of experience, the Center for Travel Anxiety’s focus is to help you overcome your anxiety so that you will have the freedom to travel with increasing comfort and confidence. Anxieties we treat include fear of flying, driving, and travel by train and metro, as well as using elevators and escalators. 

Our fear of flying classes are all individual so we are able to begin working with you when you are ready, tailor the program to your specific concerns, and find a schedule that works for you to get you on your way. We are based in Bethesda, MD, and Washington, DC.

Most people who come to us have managed their fears through avoidance, cancelling many trips. Others who call us are traveling but do so with extreme anxiety. Fears are different from person to person, and whatever your fears are, we will tailor a program to meet your specific needs. Group workshops for fear of flying are held four times a year for people who are working with us individually. 

Our program is based on well-established, successful, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral, de-sensitization, relaxation and mindfulness methods for the treatment of fear of flying and other phobias. 

We hope that you’ll take a look at the “Postcards” page so that you can read a few of the postcards we’ve received from graduates of our fear of flying classes. They are delighted with the counseling they did with us and their newfound ability to travel.