Hello and Welcome to Healing Well.
You have received some good advice here. I have Gerd and find I have to eat easy to chew foods or I may choke but it is not anxiety.
Debaser has a great blog and awesome advice.
Again a warm welcome.
food swallowing phobias are fairly common for anxiety sufferers, the main fear is that the food may go down the wrong way, causing a coughing fit and bringing embarrasment, so eating in private is sometimes possible only
your phobia may be due to fears of some GERD reaction or perhaps something else?? if its a fear of choking maybe eat in the hospital waiting room
some manage by putting all food in the blender or eating soups only the problem can last a long time
so I guess the big question is what might go wrong if you do swallow?
I did an earlier post about the need to want to recover which agrees with your other points
did your psychologist give any helpful advice?
keep in mind that the swallowing reflex is automatic, if you keep chewing and someone distracts you,then you will swallow automatically
I got better thru meds, CBT and accepting that I had to learn new ways of coping with the anxiety and panics
you still havent told us why you have the swallowing phobia