Online Agoraphobia Therapy

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.

 

20 Comments
  1. Lisa Morgan

    Need online help or theropy, can’t go to doctors offices or other appointments. What can I do for help?

  2. Deborah Rushing

    I have been through many physical and emotional trauma in the last8 years. I am currently 63 and prior to all this crap I worked in the medical field, cared for a mentally challenged daughter, a son with OCD, a nephew we adopted as a toddler and later a mentally handicapped granddaughter. My husband worked night shift as a trauma nurse. Since then I have lost everyone and everything that was my life. Due to illness and anxiety I have not been able to leave the house for the last year. I need medical help, PT, and psychological help but can’t get it. I am afraid I will die soon. Please help if you can. I don’t have a lot of money so I hope Medicare will work. Thank you in advance….Deborah Rushing

    • Laura

      Can you tell me what your fees are? I have a 21 year old son suffering from this. I am a widow. I live in NYC.

  3. vanessa russell

    Is Online Agoraphobia Therapy a service you offer?

  4. Laura Stefanelli

    Dr. Rosen,
    I have been suffering for 38 years with panic disorder, depression and agorophobia. It started around the age of 13. I have missed out on so many things in life. I didn’t always have agorophobia to the degree that I do now. There were times it would get somewhat better for me. However the last 2 years or so have been my worst. I cannot leave my home and i have become severely depressed. I don’t live I exist daily. It has caused me so much pain and has caused great financial issues. I can’t work so I no longer have my job and without a job I lost my health benefits. I do not know what to do next. I struggle to get through the day. I desperately need serious help. I stumbled across this site while frantically looking for help. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. If you can give me any advice or help or ideas I would do anything to heal and start living. Thank you for allowing me to email you regarding my pain and suffering.

    Sincerely,
    Laura Stefanelli.

  5. Heather

    I battle panic disorder and have agoraphobia. Looking for online services pls

  6. Barbara marstiller

    Hi, I am suffering terribly from agoraphobia after being I’ll for so long and now I am all alone. Everyday I don’t go anywhere and son’s have to bring things to me and am about to be a grandmother. I’m scared to death and need help desperately! But I am on Medicare. Do you take that?

  7. Peter Strong

    Online therapy is a great option for agoraphobia. I find Online Mindfulness Therapy, available via Skype-based sessions, to be particularly effective at teaching you how to manage and neutralize anxiety and panic attacks utilizing the methods of Mindfulness-based Exposure Therapy.

  8. tracy miller

    Im struggling bad i struggle to get my children to school i just want to stay on the house when i eventually get him to school i get stuck and cant get home it takes alot of walking back and forward i dont know how much longer i xan do this

  9. veronica stavris

    Hello I’ve been going thought panic attack and anxiety for many year’s. I’ve been stuck in my room for over 8 years. Then I get in some trouble and was forced out my room. Then i took care of that. The last time i was out of my house was in 2012 two years after my mother passed. My biggest fear happened to i was locked up when she passed. But after i had going pass my trouble i can home and i just went into a very bad deep depression. Not it’s 2020 and i am still stuck in it but worse now then before. I feel like im going to die like this and i don’t want to. My living situation isn’t good neither I need help very badly so I can better myself I’m only 54 years old and I should not be living the way I live please help me…

    Sincerely yours
    Veronica stavris

  10. veronica stavris

    Hello I’ve been going thought panic attack and anxiety for many year’s. I’ve been stuck in my room for over 8 years. Then I get in some trouble and was forced out my room. Then i took care of that. The last time i was out of my house was in 2012 two years after my mother passed. My biggest fear happened to me i was locked up when she passed. But after i had gone pass my trouble i came home and i just went into a very bad deep depression. Now it’s 2020 and i am still stuck in the same depression and panic attacks and anxiety attacks. but it’s worse now then before. I feel like im going to die like this and i don’t want to. My living situation isn’t good neither I need help very badly so I can get better I’m only 54 years old and I should not be living the way I live…. please help me…

    Sincerely yours
    Veronica stavris

  11. Melinda Andrews

    I have a patient who needs therapy, but has not been able to find a therapist who takes her insurance. Her name is Melinda Andrews.

  12. Hailee

    I don’t really know where to start, I guess I know I need help but I just never think my problems are big enough to burden others with them. I only leave the house to check the mail or take out the trash but even then I feel uncomfortable like I’m being watched, a friend of my mom’s told me I might have agoraphobia but I’m not quite sure cause there are plenty of other people who have it worse than me. I also just write most of it off as normal teenager emotions, like how all people my age think the world is out to get them. I went to a therapist a few times but I was always looking for an excuse not to leave the house till my mom decided it was too much of a hassle forcing me to go when I said it wasn’t helping. Now I just feel like a worthless burden to everyone around me and I don’t have the confidence to make myself into anything more. I don’t know what to do but I hate feeling like this all the time

    • Dr. Andrew Rosen

      Hi Hailee,

      Please contact us through the contact page to learn more about the options and support available.

  13. Serina

    Do you help people in Canada? I’ve been dealing with agoraphobia since I was 15 years old, I’m now 43. One symptom I get when I take a panic attack or in an open space is that from my neck down I lose all feeling in my body, no tingling, no numbness, no pins and needles…nothing. This started when I was 7 and I’ve never been able to control it which fuels my panic at the time. I’m almost housebound again and am searching the world for help. I need to live my life finally, something I’ve never been able to do without fear…ever. I’ve tried “facing my fears” numerous times but it never helps.

    • Dr. Andrew Rosen

      Hi Serina,

      Yes, we recently began treating internationally. Please contact us through the contact page to learn more about the options available.

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