Our expert says:
No competent expert authority on enarth would consider Hypnotherapy, on its own, to be the best treatment for Agoraphobia, or anything else. That is a fact. We do have a resident ghost in this forum, calling himnself Homeopsych, who adores hypnosis and recommends it for just about everything. But he is not any recognized authority. Hypnosis is not magic and does not in a couple of sessions cure anything --- be very wary of people who advertise themselves as Hypnotherapists --- never trust someone with only one tool in their toolbox.
Lengthy psychotherapy would be of no use either. What DOEs work, and there is a lot of good evidence that it produces lasting benefits, is Cognitive-Behaviour Thrapy, CBT, which does not take long, and should be recommended by any competent shrink. Some medications also used to treat Depression, can also be most helpful.
DOn't diagnose yourself and decide on the best treatment on your own. DO see a good local GENERAL psychiatrist for a thorough assessment and a discusion of a range of treatment options.
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