by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
There is a touching story in the news about Dr. Jeriyn Ross, a therapist who was especially helpful to those who had phobias, especially phobias involving the fear of heights. She was well known and esteemed for her compassionate accompaniment of persons with phobias as they faced their fears directly. This approach has now become a common feature of behavioral therapy for phobias.
Her life is an example of a caring and compassionate therapist and she will be missed.