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 506 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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"Beautiful answers and a lot of compassion going on there. U guys are amazing."

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"I stayed with this programme for 10 months and I can highly recommend this form of therapy. The fact that you can work when you want, reread the comments or chats until your really understand gives this an enormous advantage over classic face to face therapy where you can easily forget all of what was said.
Maggie, my therapist, gave me so much help and hope over the past ten months. I will always be grateful to her for that. She helped me out of a black hole. I have been copying out some of the stuff I have written over the months and I can hardly believe the difference. It helps me remember how I was, but I have certainly changed, I can see that. It's wonderful !!
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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Each module easy to read and understand. Lots of good resources."

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"I would really like to thank Maggie for all the help she has given me past few months, I'm not sure where I would be without her help, those were some pretty difficult times for me and I really appreciate all she has done! I often use the tools I've learned in course to help me cope in certain situations and look forward to using them in the future. I won't hesitate in the future to subscribe to your site in the future if need be.."

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"It seems like this site and the tools can be helpful. I just need to dedicate more time to it."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"So far the customer service has been outstanding! There was an issue with my initial registration and the assistance they provided was extremely unexpected. They had one representative work with me until the it was fully resolved. I received emails without any prompting from me. They handled it well, quickly and in a very personable manner."

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"Therapist is available when you need them. Great program!"

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"This has helped me huge."

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"Fantastic service."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I have completed the eight sessions of online cognitive behavior therapy with Maggie Sweet as my therapist. This was my first time with an online therapy. I have given the experience five stars because the program and its format met and exceeded my expectations.
One thing I did not expect was the reciprocal nature of the client/therapist interaction, as far as receiving messages on worksheets that I completed on my own time. In my previous (in person) therapy experiences, I would do my work on my own and meet with my therapist once a week or less. We didn’t have much more contact than that. That frequency of service worked for me, so having quick responses to my online work was something I had to adjust to. At first it felt pushy but I used the novelty of the experience to challenge my commitment to my goals in seeking therapy. So, in that way, my experience with Maggie exceeded my expectations.
The online format has so many advantages that the inherent problems seem minimal. One thing I would change is to have a way to easily download worksheets in a .pdf format, or possibly upload them to a cloud storage, if copyright is an issue. Also regarding the internet format, I had one live chat experience that was interrupted by what appeared to be a connectivity issue. I was allowed to make up that session.
I would recommend this service for persons who have the therapeutic needs described in the organization’s information.
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