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Thanks to Debra for compiling these listings and sending them to me! I have no
way of knowing the qualifications of these therapists or their specialties but this
information could provide you with a head start. If you have any other information
to add please let me know. Will be adding more shortly.

 

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PHOENIX, AZ
Laura Nelesen-Hudson, CISW
5150 N. 16th Street, Suite A-116
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 622-3884
Fax: (480) 456-3742
E-mail: Laura@prosperitycounseling.com
Web site: http://www.prosperitycounseling.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, EMDR. Board certified.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Insurance accepted: Medicare, most insurance and EAP's. Sliding scale fee for those
on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.


PHOENIX, AZ
Laura Nelesen-Hudson, CISW
5150 N. 16th Street, Suite A-116
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 622-3884
Fax: (480) 456-3742
E-mail: Laura@prosperitycounseling.com
Web site: http://www.prosperitycounseling.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, EMDR. Board certified.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Insurance accepted: Medicare, most insurance and EAP's. Sliding scale fee for
those on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.


CALABASAS, CA
Barbara Kirsch, MFT
TERRAP
23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 106 
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 222-0909
Fax: (818) 222-8090 
General Services: Cognitive/behavioral, psychotherapy. Licensed.
Specializes in treating anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, all phobias.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, group sessions, has
a 12-week program to treat panic disorder and related issues - teaching
relaxation, desensitization and cognitive restructuring.
Insurance accepted: Most private insurance and many HMOs. Sliding scale fee for those
on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: "I have had anxiety disorder, and that has made this work my passion.
I do much lecturing, t.v. work to educate, and am always working with the latest
findings and treatment. Work extensively with the medical community to coordinate
medicine prescriptions with our program."


CARMICHAEL, CA
Debra Moore, PhD
5900 Coyle Avenue, Suite D 
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: (916) 344-0900
Fax: (916) 773-8097
E-mail: drdmoore@pacbell.net
Web site: http://www.psychpages.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Specializes in treating
people with
anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues.
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions.
Periodically offers support groups.
Insurance accepted: Medicare, PPO's and most private insurances, Victim Witness
Medicare.


CERRITOS, CA
Diana Haberland, MFT
17215 Studebaker Road, Suite 110
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 403-1202
Fax:: (562) 860-1154
E-mail: Habbytalk@msn.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, family therapy. Licensed.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, internet sessions
via e-mail
or private chat, support groups.
Insurance accepted: Any PPO. Free initial half-hour consultation. Mini-sessions
available
for those on a limited income.
Other: Recovered agoraphobic. "I specialize in all anxiety disorders, including
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I had a year of intense training in PTSD.
Member of Anxiety Disorders Association of America and attend their conferences
for
latest research and papers on treatments of anxiety disorders."


LOS ANGELES, CA
Frederick M. Silvers, MD
10921 Wilshire Blvd., #510
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 209-2581 or 209-3381
Fax: (310) 476-7640
E-mail: fsilvers@ucla.edu
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, psychiatry, psychopharmacology.
Licensed. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders and clinical
trials - research.
Services for agoraphobics: Telephone consultations/sessions. 
Insurance accepted: Medicare, all private insurance. Sliding scale fee for those on a
limited
income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: Specialty in neurobiology and psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders.
Integrative treatment - cognitive combining pharmacotherapy and behavioral therapy:
"biopsychosocial model".


John Tsilimparis, LMFT
The Anxiety & Panic Disorder Center of Los Angeles 
179 Barrington Place, Suite B 
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 592-7799
E-mail: jparislmft@aol.com
Web site: http://www.panicla.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Licensed marriage and family
therapist. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders. Also a chemical
dependency counselor at a major California Health Management Organization.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, would be willing to do
internet sessions via e-mail or private chat. Runs workshops on panic disorder and
agoraphobia (3-hour long workshops with videos, exercises and self-assessment tools).
Insurance accepted: Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income.
Other: Recovered agoraphobic. "I was inspired to treat individuals with panic disorder
because I am also a panic disorder sufferer since the age of eight.
My mission has been to offer safe, compassionate treatment to those suffering from 
panic disorder without the indifference many experience from people who are unable to
fathom the power and magnitude of a panic attack."


PETALUMA, CA
Doris R. Sami, CSW, DSW
35 Maria Drive, Suite 861
Petaluma, CA 94954 (*also an office in Santa Rosa)
Phone: (707) 544-0821 ext.2
Fax: (415) 479-7959
E-mail: doris@sami.org
Web site: http://www.sami.org
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Board certified. Specializes
in treating people with anxiety disorders. 
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Runs therapy/support groups for anxiety sufferers in Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
Insurance accepted: Medicare-Medical (children only). MHN, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield,
Interplan, Victim Witness, United Behavioral Health, Preferred Health Network, Value Options.
Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on
a limited income.
Other: Training from OC Foundation. Board certified expert in traumatic stress.
Certified cognitive/behavioral therapist. A recovered agoraphobic.


SANTA ROSA, CA
Doris R. Sami, CSW, DSW
132 Leland Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (*also an office in Petaluma)
Phone: (707) 544-0821 ext.2
Fax: (415) 479-7959
E-mail: doris@sami.org
Web site: http://www.sami.org
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Board certified. Specializes in
treating people with anxiety disorders. 
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone consultations/sessions,
internet sessions via e-mail or private chat. Runs therapy/support groups for anxiety
sufferers in Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
Insurance accepted: Medicare-Medical (children only). MHN, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, Interplan, Victim Witness, United Behavioral Health, Preferred Health Network,
Value Options. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income. Mini-sessions available
for those on a limited income.
Other: Training from OC Foundation. Board certified expert in traumatic stress.
Certified cognitive/behavioral therapist. A recovered agoraphobic.

PHOENIX, AZ
Laura Nelesen-Hudson, CISW
5150 N. 16th Street, Suite A-116
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 622-3884
Fax: (480) 456-3742
E-mail: Laura@prosperitycounseling.com
Web site: http://www.prosperitycounseling.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, EMDR. Board certified.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Insurance accepted: Medicare, most insurance and EAP's. Sliding scale fee for
those on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.

CALABASAS, CA
Barbara Kirsch, MFT
TERRAP
23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 106 
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 222-0909
Fax: (818) 222-8090 
General Services: Cognitive/behavioral, psychotherapy. Licensed. Specializes in
treating anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, all phobias.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, group sessions, has
a 12-week program to treat panic disorder and related issues - teaching relaxation,
desensitization and cognitive restructuring.
Insurance accepted: Most private insurance and many HMOs. Sliding scale fee for
those on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: "I have had anxiety disorder, and that has made this work my passion.
I do much lecturing, t.v. work to educate, and am always working with the latest
findings and treatment. Work extensively with the medical community to coordinate
medicine prescriptions with our program."
CARMICHAEL, CA


Debra Moore, PhD
5900 Coyle Avenue, Suite D 
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: (916) 344-0900
Fax: (916) 773-8097
E-mail: drdmoore@pacbell.net
Web site: http://www.psychpages.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Specializes in treating
people with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues.
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions. Periodically offers support groups.
Insurance accepted: Medicare, PPO's and most private insurances, Victim Witness Medicare.


CERRITOS, CA
Diana Haberland, MFT
17215 Studebaker Road, Suite 110
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 403-1202
Fax:: (562) 860-1154
E-mail: Habbytalk@msn.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, family therapy. Licensed.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, internet sessions
via e-mail or private chat, support groups.
Insurance accepted: Any PPO. Free initial half-hour consultation. Mini-sessions
available for those on a limited income.
Other: Recovered agoraphobic. "I specialize in all anxiety disorders, including
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I had a year of intense training in PTSD.
Member of Anxiety Disorders Association of America and attend their conferences
for latest research and papers on treatments of anxiety disorders."


LOS ANGELES, CA


Frederick M. Silvers, MD
10921 Wilshire Blvd., #510
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 209-2581 or 209-3381
Fax: (310) 476-7640
E-mail: fsilvers@ucla.edu
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, psychiatry, psychopharmacology.
Licensed. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders and clinical trials -
research.
Services for agoraphobics: Telephone consultations/sessions. 
Insurance accepted: Medicare, all private insurance. Sliding scale fee for those on
a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: Specialty in neurobiology and psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders.
Integrative treatment - cognitive combining pharmacotherapy and behavioral therapy:
"biopsychosocial model".


John Tsilimparis, LMFT
The Anxiety & Panic Disorder Center of Los Angeles 
179 Barrington Place, Suite B 
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 592-7799
E-mail: jparislmft@aol.com
Web site: http://www.panicla.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Licensed marriage and family
therapist. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders. Also a chemical
dependency counselor at a major California Health Management Organization.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone sessions, would be willing to do
internet sessions via e-mail or private chat. Runs workshops on panic disorder and
agoraphobia (3-hour long workshops with videos, exercises and self-assessment tools).
Insurance accepted: Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income.
Other: Recovered agoraphobic. "I was inspired to treat individuals with panic disorder
because I am also a panic disorder sufferer since the age of eight.
My mission has been to offer safe, compassionate treatment to those suffering from
panic disorder without the indifference many experience from people who are unable
to fathom the power and magnitude of a panic attack."


PETALUMA, CA
Doris R. Sami, CSW, DSW
35 Maria Drive, Suite 861
Petaluma, CA 94954 (*also an office in Santa Rosa)
Phone: (707) 544-0821 ext.2
Fax: (415) 479-7959
E-mail: doris@sami.org
Web site: http://www.sami.org
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Board certified.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders. 
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Runs therapy/support groups for anxiety sufferers in Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
Insurance accepted: Medicare-Medical (children only). MHN, PacifiCare,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Interplan, Victim Witness, United Behavioral
Health, Preferred Health Network, Value Options. Sliding scale fee for those
on a limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: Training from OC Foundation. Board certified expert in traumatic
stress. Certified cognitive/behavioral therapist. A recovered agoraphobic.


SANTA ROSA, CA
Doris R. Sami, CSW, DSW
132 Leland Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (*also an office in Petaluma)
Phone: (707) 544-0821 ext.2
Fax: (415) 479-7959
E-mail: doris@sami.org
Web site: http://www.sami.org
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Board certified.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders. 
Services for agoraphobics: "In vivo" exposure, home visits, telephone
consultations/sessions, internet sessions via e-mail or private chat.
Runs therapy/support groups for anxiety sufferers in Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
Insurance accepted: Medicare-Medical (children only). MHN, PacifiCare,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Interplan, Victim Witness, United Behavioral Health,
Preferred Health Network, Value Options. Sliding scale fee for those on a
limited income. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: Training from OC Foundation. Board certified expert in traumatic stress.
Certified cognitive/behavioral therapist. A recovered agoraphobic.

BOULDER, CO
Judith C. Cardell, MA, LPC
CHAANGE, Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator
919 Pine Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 443-0474
Fax: (303) 402-9336
E-mail: jccardell@aol.com
General Services: Cognitive/behavioral, supportive psychotherapy. Specializes
in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone consultations/sessions, in
vivo desensitization, would be willing to possibly work with a client via the
internet. Ongoing anxiety support groups.
Insurance accepted: Many insurances accepted, contact for information. Free initial
consultation. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income. Mini-sessions
available for those on a limited income.
Other: A recovered agoraphobic. "I work with agoraphobics in vivo - I do exposure
work with GAD, panic, agoraphobia, social phobia, OCD (use cell phone for driving
exposure - have toll-free line)."


DANBURY, CT.
Janet E. Esposito, MSW, LCSW
72 North Street, Suite 205 
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 778-4342
Fax: (203) 743-1110
E-mail: jesposito@performanceanxiety.com
Web site: http://www.performanceanxiety.com
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Specializes in treating people
with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Telephone consultations/sessions. Would be willing to make
home visits or do internet sessions. Workshops and support group for people with
social anxiety and performance anxiety.
Insurance accepted: Medicare. Out of network for most insurance plans. Sliding scale
fee for those on a limited income (within a certain range). Mini-sessions available
for those on a limited income.
Other: "I have worked with the whole spectrum of anxiety disorders over the years.
My subspecialty is working with performance anxiety and social anxiety. I run No
More Stagefright workshops and have authored a book called In the Spotlight:
Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing. For more information, 
please visit my web site."


WESTON, CT.
Jackie Kupper
51 West Branch Road 
Weston, CT 06883
Phone: (203) 227-4748
Fax: (203) 227-3916
E-mail: phobiaaid@aol.com
General Services: Cognitive/behavioral. Specializes in treating people with anxiety
disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: 'In-vivo' exposure, home visits, telephone consultations/sessions,
internet sessions.
Insurance accepted: None. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income. Mini-sessions
available for those on a limited income. Phone and online are free.
Other: "Trained at the White Plains Hospital's Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center to do
cognitive therapy, but specialty is in-vivo or exposure therapy for any type of phobia
or anxiety problem. The White Plains Hospital's Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center runs 
self-help groups as well as 8-week clinics." A recovered agoraphobic.

DOVER, DE.
Joseph B. Hicks, LPCMH
1550 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 678-4558
Fax: (302) 678-4577 
General Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, clinical hypnosis. Licensed.
Board certified. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders, pathological
gambling and sexual disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Telephone consultations/sessions. Has staff who would be
willing to make home visits to those who are housebound, also internet sessions.
Support groups available if enough interest.
Insurance accepted: HMO-type Medicaid and all major insurance providers except Blue
Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.
Other: Professional member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

BRADENTON, FL.
Roger D. Rowe, LCSW, BCD 4303 First Street, Suite 215 Bradenton, FL 34208Phone:
(941) 746-4645Fax: (941) 377-4171E-mail: rrowe@umich.edu General Services:
Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral. Licensed. Board certified. Specializes
in treating people with anxiety disorders. Also offers exposure and response
prevention for OCD.Services for agoraphobics: Home visits.Insurance accepted:
Medicare and most insurances. Mini-sessions available for those on a limited
income.Other: "Rational emotive and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy provided
with adults, children and adolescents. Psychopharmacology referrals are available.
Questions regarding experience, education, treatment are welcomed prior to scheduling
an appointment."

CORAL GABLES, FLPaula Levine, PhDAgoraphobia Resource Center 111 Majorca Avenue,
Suite BCoral Gables, FL 33134Phone: (305) 448-8325Fax: (305) 448-0687E-mail:
paulalevine@mindspring.comWeb site: http://www.miamicounseling.comGeneral
Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral, psychiatry. Licensed.
Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders and eating disorders.Services
for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone consultations/sessions, internet sessions.
Group therapy, support group and workshops.Insurance accepted: Most insurance
accepted - contact for information. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income.
Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.Other: Paula Levine has been
Director of the Agoraphobia Resource Center since 1977. She writes and conducts
workshops locally and nationally.DELRAY BEACH, FLAndrew Rosen, PhD, FACPCenter
for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders4800 Linton Boulevard, Building D, Suite 503
Delray Beach, FL 33445Phone: (561) 496-1094Fax: (561) 498-7698E-mail:
AROSEN1980@aol.comGeneral Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral.
Licensed. Board certified. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.
Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone consultations/sessions,
internet sessions. Offers lectures on anxiety disorders.Insurance accepted:
Medicare. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income. Mini-sessions 
available for those on a limited income.

MAITLAND, FL.
George Von Hilsheimer, PhD125 S. Swoope Avenue, Suite 109Maitland, 
FL 32751-5784Phone: (407) 644-6464E-mail: drvonh@mindspring.comWeb 
site: http://www.drbiofeedback.comGeneral Services: Board certified. 
Performs EEG biofeedback and hypnosis. Specializes in treating people with anxiety
disorders, ADD, ADHD and brain injuries. Services for agoraphobics: Home visits
telephone consultations/sessions, internet sessions. Insurance accepted:
Most insurance accepted - contact for information. Sliding scale fee for those
on a limited income.Other: "EEG biofeedback has proved so useful it is
basically all I do except hypnosis for appropriate phobias."SARASOTA, FLMary Brand,
MSW, LCSW, ACSW5247 Myrtlewood Sarasota, FL 34235Phone: (941) 342-8540E-mail:
brandmary@att.netGeneral Services: Psychotherapy, cognitive/behavioral.
Licensed. Specializes in treating people with anxiety disorders.Services
for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone consultations/sessions, in vivo
desensitization, would be willing to work with a client via e-mail.
Cognitive/behaviorally based support groups with a support and psychoeducation focus
- "the more you understand about anxiety, the easier it becomes to overcome it.
"Insurance accepted: Medicare. Many insurances including: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna,
CIGNA, United Behavioral, Value Options, Mental Health Network, Prudential,
First Health, Magellan Behavioral Health, Horizon, and more - contact for
information. Sliding scale fee for those on a limited income.
Mini-sessions available for those on a limited income.Other:
Member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for many years.

WINTER PARK, FL.
Gini W. Cucuel, MS, LMHC, LMFTThe Group for Psychiatry, Psychology,
and Social Services 1215 Louisiana Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 644-2121 x.312Fax: (407) 644-2974E-mail: gcucuel@cfl.rr.com 
General Services: Cognitive/behavioral. Licensed. Specializes in treating
people with anxiety disorders, marital therapy, women's issues and gay 
and lesbian issues. Services for agoraphobics: Home visits, telephone 
consultations/sessions. Group therapy: "I use the CHAANGE Program - a structured,
15-week group experience using tapes and homework materials."Insurance accepted:
"I am on many HMO and insurance panels - inquire through the office for more
information." Fees are negotiable when insurance is absent.Other: A recovered
agoraphobic.Gini Cucuel "primarily uses cognitive-behavioral and solution-oriented
approaches in both family and individual therapy. In addition to counseling couples
and families, Gini specializes in treating anxiety disorders, teaching communication
and relaxation skills, working with women in transition and counseling persons
with gay and lesbian issues. She provides workshops and lectures on stress
management, anxiety reduction and life enhancement."


 

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