Social Anxiety Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be particularly helpful in treating social anxiety disorder. But just what is social anxiety disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is often considered the most common anxiety disorder. People with social anxiety disorder tend to feel uncomfortable in social situations and may worry that they will do something embarrassing or socially awkward, or that others will think badly of them. Individuals with social anxiety are generally more self-conscious.

Examples of Social Anxiety Disorder

Treatment for social anxiety aims to assist the individual to move on from negative thought patterns, such as: 

  • “I’ll have nothing to say”

  • “People will think I’m awkward”

  • “I’m going to say something weird”

  • “People will notice I’ll get anxious and others will notice”

  • “I’ll offend someone”

  • “No one will talk to me”

 

People seeking treatment for social anxiety sometimes are also concerned about visible signs of anxiety, such as blushing or trembling. This may lead people to avoid social situations.

Social Anxiety Treatment & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Our therapists work with clients to help them understand avoidance patterns and potential roadblocks, while helping them gradually face their fear, eventually leading to a dissipation of the fear-response.

Our therapists specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other modalities which have been proven effective in the treatment of social anxiety disorder.

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