How it works

Step 1. Plot a path to success with a Roadmap Session

Life without fear starts here. We understand that, for someone with a phobia of dogs, the thought of getting treatment can be overwhelming. You may be wondering if treatment will even work.

In this 50-minute session, we'll help you plot a path from fear to freedom. We will conduct an assessment and diagnosis of your (or your child's) phobia, answer all your questions about treatment, and make a plan to help you overcome your fear of dogs for good.

If you're not able to come to Sydney for treatment, we will use this session to help you plan alternative treatment options so you can get started on your own.

The Roadmap Session can be held in-person in Sydney CBD, or by phone/video call.

Session fee: $220

Medicare rebate of $86.15*

Step 2. Break free from fear for good with 1‑on‑1 Therapy

After the Roadmap Session, you're ready to overcome your phobia of dogs for good with 1‑on‑1 Therapy.

This is where the magic happens. We don't like to boast, but we believe we offer the best treatment programs for cynophobia in the world - for kids and adults alike.

In 1‑on‑1 Therapy, we use evidence-based behaviour therapy techniques to fundamentally change how your brain reacts to dogs. As well as feeling confident around dogs, you will also learn how to interact confidently with them.

We offer treatment programs for clients based in Sydney, as well as an intensive treatment program for visiting clients. 1‑on‑1 Therapy is fun, relaxed, and empowering. Most importantly, it works.

Therapy begins at a level you feel comfortable with, and progresses gradually over time as you gain confidence. No two phobias are quite the same, so this process is completely individualised.

A scientific review of 33 clinical trials conducted over three decades, concluded that the type of behaviour therapy which we utilise in our clinic is the most effective treatment for phobias when compared to other treatment approaches (Wolitzky-Taylor et al, 2008).

Standard treatment program

Ideal for clients over 8 years old

Our standard treatment program is designed for adults, and kids over 8 years old, who are able to attend regular weekly or fortnightly sessions.

We're so confident that you'll love 1‑on‑1 Therapy, if you decide not to continue  after the first session, we'll give you a full refund for the remaining sessions.

Our treatment programs are extremely effective, and the vast majority of clients make a full recovery from cynophobia, however we can arrange additional single therapy sessions if needed.

Standard treatment program

$1595
  • For clients over 8 years old
  • 4 x one-hour 1-on-1 Therapy sessions
  • Weekly or fortnightly
  • 1 x two-hour final 1-on-1 Therapy session
  • $1780 total value (save $185)
  • Change-of-mind refund
  • Medicare rebate of $541.25*

Little kids treatment program

Ideal for clients under 8 years old

Our little kids treatment program is designed for kids aged 4 to 8 years who are able to attend regular weekly or fortnightly sessions.

For little kids, we keep our therapy sessions short and incorporate play to make them fun.

As with the standard treatment program, we offer a full refund of the remaining sessions if your child doesn't want to continue with 1-on-1 Therapy after the first session.

Little kids treatment program

$1195
  • For clients 4 to 8 years old
  • 5 x 30-minute 1-on-1 Therapy sessions
  • Weekly or fortnightly
  • 1 x one-hour final 1-on-1 Therapy session
  • $1350 total value (save $155)
  • Change-of-mind refund
  • Medicare rebate of $523.50*

Intensive treatment program

Ideal for clients visiting Sydney for treatment

Our intensive treatment program is designed for clients visiting Sydney for treatment and can be completed over two days or on a single day.

The intensive program also includes a follow-up remote phone/video consultation after treatment, to ensure that you have guidance when you return home and are able to continue to build on the progress you make during 1‑on‑1 Therapy.

Additional remote consultations can be arranged if needed to provide ongoing support until you achieve your treatment goals.

Intensive treatment program

$1495
  • For clients over 8 years old
  • 1 x three-hour initial 1-on-1 Therapy session
  • 1 x two-hour final 1-on-1 Therapy session
  • Held over two days or on a single day
  • 1 x 30-minute follow-up consultation
  • $1680 total value (save $185)
  • Medicare rebate of $216.50*

*For eligible clients with GP mental health care plan.

Want to know what 1‑on‑1 Therapy is really like?

Read Rebecca's story here.

Frequently asked questions

Below are the answers to some questions we get asked a lot. If you have a question that we haven't answered here, please contact us to make an enquiry.

(02) 9191 1523 • info@thecynophobiaclinic.com.au • 312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000

(02) 9191 1523
info@thecynophobiaclinic.com.au
312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000