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Social Anxiety Disorder

Diagnosis and Treatment

Beyond Shyness

Social anxiety is an overwhelming fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in everyday social or performance situations. If you are often uncomfortable around people and tend to avoid situations where you interact with others, you may have social anxiety.

Most people with social anxiety know that their fears are excessive or unreasonable, but they are unable to overcome them. These painful sensations can severely restrict your ability to have a meaningful life.

Social anxiety in children can manifest itself through selective mutism, school refusal, or separation anxiety.

Other common behaviors include:

  • Excessive embarrassment or shame in typical social situations
  • Physical sensations such as blushing, sweating, trembling, or rapid heartbeat
  • Avoiding parties, shopping, job-hunting, or dating
  • Minimizing interactions with co-workers, teachers, or others in positions of authority 

We’ll teach you to manage your social anxiety and provide you with tools and strategies to gain confidence.

We have great success in helping patients overcome social anxiety through both individual therapy as well as group therapy, which can be very effective in providing a safe environment in which to practice new social skills. When necessary, medication can be prescribed to minimize more debilitating impacts of social anxiety. Treatment often includes social skills training that can include practice in real world situations. You’ll learn to interact more successfully in your daily life, and enjoy the freedom to participate in all of life’s opportunities.

Group Therapy

We offer group therapy programs to help individuals overcome social anxiety. Group therapy can be a valuable alternative to one-on-one therapy, especially for social anxiety. Our 12-week Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) group will teach you tools and strategies for overcoming social anxiety in a supportive, non-threatening environment.  Learn More about our social anxiety group for adults here.

Groups And Events relating to Social Anxiety

Group Via Zoom
12-week Group, Thursdays: 5-6:30pm. New Groups Forming Throughout the Year
Group therapy for adults who struggle with social anxiety and excessive worry

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Screening Form

Thank you for your interest in our SPACE-informed parenting group. Our group is designed to work with parents of children whose primary difficulty is anxiety with related avoidance behavior. Please answer the following questions so that we can gain a better understanding of you and your child.

Rx Refill Request

Please be advised that the turnaround time for prescription refill requests is no more than 48 business hours.  This means anything received on Friday will be completed no later than the same time the following Tuesday (assuming that Monday is not a holiday).  If you cannot give us that much time, please call the office as soon as possible and do not use this form

REACH Screening Form

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