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
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 disorder. The 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 persons 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.
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
- Learn anxiety-reduction techniques
- Build self-esteem
- Uncover thought patterns that may be causing your social anxiety
- Resolve past experiences that may have formed your anxiety
- Learn how to transform anxiety into playfulness
ready to overcome social anxiety:
1) Call me at 408-622-1000 or email me to set up an appointment.
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Psychotherapist, Drama Therapist, and Coach
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #81850