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Overcome Social Anxiety
  • Do you fear social situations?
  • Do you often blush, sweat, or tremble in social situations?
  • Are you frustrated with your lack of relationships?
  • Are you terrified of speaking in public?
  • Do fears of rejection and humiliation stop you from being social? 
Most people feel shy or anxious in social situations.  For some, however, social anxiety can become a debilitating, persistent fact of life.
 
6.8% of U.S. adults battle social phobia, otherwise known as social anxiety disorderThe National Institute of Mental Health states that "social phobia is characterized by a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and feeling embarrassed or humiliated by their actions. This fear may be so severe that it interferes with work, school, and other activities and may negatively affect the person’s ability to form relationships." Social  anxiety can lead to isolation, unemployment, depression, and a host of other issues. It may feel impossible to escape, but social anxiety is treatable.  
 

It's common for people with social anxiety to avoid socializing or talking in front of groups.  Unfortunately, avoidance actually worsens anxiety in the long run.  Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to overcome social anxiety is by role-playing feared situations in a supportive environment.  I offer individual and group therapy that uses gentle drama therapy to help you become more comfortable with social interactions and public speaking.

In addition to drama therapy, my sessions incorporate cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness exercises, proven methods that can help you:

  • Practice meeting new people
  • Learn anxiety-reduction techniques
  • Build self-esteem
  • Uncover thought patterns that may be causing your social anxiety
  • Learn social skills
  • Resolve past experiences that may have formed your anxiety 
  • Learn how to transform anxiety into playfulness
If you're ready to overcome social anxiety: 
 
1) Call me at 408-622-1000 or email me to set up an appointment.
 
2) Sign up for my e-zine and recieve my free report, "How to Have Good Relationships."
 
3) Sign up for my Social Anxiety Improvement group on Meetup.com.
 
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1265 65th Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
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Psychotherapist, Drama Therapist, and Coach
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #81850
Mindfulness Meditation for Overcoming Social and Dating Anxiety