Social Anxiety Disorder

Do you experience any of the following:

  • Intense fear of scrutiny or negative evaluation from others?
  • Avoidance of public places or endure them with great distress?
  • Easily blushing or trembling
  • Physical symptoms such as stomachaches, racing heartbeat, sweating
  • Speaking in a very soft voice and being asked to speak louder
  • Extreme self-consciousness
Social Anxiety Disorder

How Anxiety Counseling Helps

Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by an extremely intense fear of being watched, scrutinized, or judged by others. This fear can be so intense that individuals will avoid doing activities of daily living, like going to work or school. As you can imagine, this leads to loss of employment and not achieving academic goals. Most individuals with social anxiety thrived during the COVID pandemic as there were no longer the same expectations placed upon them to attend live events. Telework was becoming the norm. In fact, some have even confessed that they “loved” cocooning themselves at home, no longer needing to come up with excuses to be socially distant.

Those with Social Anxiety are painfully aware of the missed opportunities they experience because of their crippling anxiety they experience. It can feel pretty hopeless. But the good news is Social Anxiety is highly treatable and many people recover. YOU could be one of those people!

Using a framework of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), your counseling experience will be tailored to the specific kind of anxiety you are experiencing until you no longer experience it! CBT teaches different ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting to situations to reduce or eliminate your anxiety symptoms. We all have unhelpful thought patterns- false narratives we tell ourselves. Once you can identify your specific pattern of thinking then you can interact with it and change it. When you know better you do better. I don’t just passively listen. I provide you with manageable action steps you can take in between our sessions to build a new skill set so that eventually you can end counseling and be your own “therapist” so to speak.

Why wait? Contact me to find out your next steps to wellness.

Get Started Now:

If you are ready to be one of those people who have recovered from anxiety, call or text at (954) 610-3861.
I offer a free 15 min. Phone consultation and quick first appointments.