Parents' Guide to

My Extreme Animal Phobia

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clients undergo intense, emotional therapy to end phobias.

My Extreme Animal Phobia Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

Some folks may find people's over-the-top reactions to tiny spiders or pit bull puppies ridiculous and humorously entertaining, but these moments also demonstrate how the physical and/or emotional impact of a traumatic event involving an animal can interfere with people's day-to-day lives for years. They also show how difficult these fears can be to conquer, and how emotional the process of overcoming them can be.

It's voyeuristic, but it also shows the courage that program participants have when confronting what they fear the most. Meanwhile, animal lovers will appreciate the show's underlying message, which is that these phobias are not the animal's fault at all.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate