Agoraphobia involves a fear of being stuck in a place you can’t get out of. People with Agoraphobia avoid certain situations or places, like the subway or crowds. A person who experiences agoraphobia deals with extreme anxiety in certain situations or spaces that can sometimes lead to panic attacks.
Available Treatment Options
Therapeutic interventions for Agoraphobia include techniques to examine the thoughts and triggers that lead to the behavior, which is the focus of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Taking small steps to expose the person to their feared space or situation while ensuring that they have the necessary coping mechanisms to handle feelings is also a common technique in treating Agoraphobia called Exposure Therapy.
Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Agoraphobia