People with agoraphobia (an irrational fear of being out in public) can have such anxiety about leaving the safety of their home that it may be extremely difficult for them to take part in therapy sessions. And yet, it is very beneficial for them participate in psychotherapy, both alone or with others who suffer from the same condition, so they can become more confident and less fearful. An excellent way to meet the needs of an agoraphobic patient is for them begin online agoraphobia therapy through online chatting, by video on Skype or Facetime, or by receiving counseling through email.
Why Choose Online Agoraphobia Therapy?
- Online agoraphobia therapy allows the person to get help in the comfort of their own home
- This type of therapy lets the patient write down their thoughts and feelings without having to formulate them under the pressure of interacting with a therapist who is physically present in the room with them
- Online agoraphobia treatment eliminates the need to commute for those who are physically disabled or for those who may not have the means to travel to a therapist’s office
- With agoraphobia online therapy, patients don’t need to mingle with staff or other patients in the therapist’s waiting room
- If the person is depressed, they may not be motivated to leave the house for treatment. Online agoraphobia therapy makes it much more convenient for these patients to get help
- Online agoraphobia treatment allows the patient to feel more in control of the therapy session and the healing process
- Online or email counseling can be very useful for those who do not have privacy and lets them get help if they have limited time
- Recent studies have shown that patients can achieve the same therapy benefits from online treatment as they can from being physically present in an office setting
Online agoraphobia therapy can be a great way to begin treatment while still remaining in a safe and comfortable environment. It’s also an excellent supplemental therapy service for those who are coming in for office visits. The computer-provided “barrier” helps patients feel secure and protected until they gain self-confidence and are ready to experience therapy in a more traditional setting.
For more information about online agoraphobia therapy, contact Dr. Andrew Rosen and The Center for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Delray Beach, Florida at 561-496-1094 or email Dr. Rosen and The Center today.