Overcome Your Agoraphobia with Online Therapy

Category: Agoraphobia | Last updated: October 18th, 2018 | Reviewed and approved by:

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fears of public or open spaces. A person suffering from agoraphobia usually has previously had a panic attack in public and, therefore, avoids similar places or situations due to the fear of re-experiencing it.

Common places that are avoided are places that are difficult to easily escape like cinemas, churches, stores and traveling publicly by bus, train or airplane. If you avoid public situations like this due to the fear of having a panic attack and sometimes even isolate yourself at home, you might be suffering from agoraphobia.

If this sounds like you, please know you are not stuck; there are treatments that can help you. Our therapy for agoraphobia is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that contribute to your fear of having a panic attack and lead to avoidance. With the help of your therapist, you will slowly be exposed to real-life situations that cause your fear of a panic attack. While this may sound scary, it will be safe and will eventually help you overcome your fears. You will learn how to control your anxiety and to look at your fears in a more realistic light. As you progress through the treatment, the thought or experience of panic will become less petrifying. Eventually you will be able to cope with previously fearful situations so you can take control of your life again.

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Our online therapy services have received 620 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I really enjoy the daily interaction with a therapist and find it better to communicate in writing where I can organize my thoughts as opposed to a face to face office visit."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I've learned so much about myself and how I have been seeing the work in a way that had been quite harmful to my own self-esteem. Being able to see the other side now has allowed me the chance to work towards the person I have always felt I was meant to be. I'm grateful for everything that I've learned from Maggie and for all of the help!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I've only been using this service for a few weeks, but I really like the format! I'm a busy university student, and having something that really works with my time and my energy levels is awesome. I also like being able to refer back to what I've written and what my therapist has said, as I find that sometimes the high emotional intensity of in-person therapy wipes my memory of what we talked about!"

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Just started the program and so far it has been pretty informative."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"There was a lapse between signing up and really participating because I've been ill (probably acerbated by years of non stop stress). As I'm getting started, I'm realizing the stress level that I have endured over the years and wish this program had existed decades ago."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I haven't finished the programme so can only speak for what I've done so far. But so far it's becoming helpful and making me question and improve my thought patterns. And it's helping me feel more positive and compassionate to others and myself."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I find many of these tips and tricks useful and easy. I am hoping they will be something that will continue to help me in the future. The worksheets have been interesting and reflective. The videos are informative and the program is easy to follow. I have had a couple good sessions with my therapist, I wish that the sessions were longer. 30 minutes just isn't long enough to get all the information out. However she has given me some useful tricks for my bag that I can use to help me in times of need."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I get quick responses from the online therapist and definitely makes me think differently."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I think the services have been great. The responses are really quick and helpful. They make me think and understand my feelings more than I ever have. I love the support that I receive from my therapist too and knowing I can rely on them."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I am so happy that I found this. It's truly opened my eyes to seeing a bright future."

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