It is common for people to feel shy or uneasy in unfamiliar or new social situations. You may be nervous about making new friends or meeting a new romantic acquaintance. For some, however, these feelings can be debilitating and make it nearly impossible to put themselves in social situations. It can also affect their work life if they need to meet with clients or speak publicly. If you become nervous in crowded rooms, constantly worry about embarrassing yourself in social situations, have a difficult time introducing yourself to people, or prefer to avoid social situations altogether you may have Social Anxiety Disorder. This can range from nervousness and sweaty palms in minor cases, to crippling fear and panic attacks in more severe cases.
Therapy can help you manage your anxiety in social situations by building confidence and increasing your comfort level. I understand how social anxiety can limit you from achieving your personal or professional goals. Through a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques, including role playing, assertiveness training, relaxation techniques, and cognitive restructuring I can help you to overcome your social anxiety.
I can help with:
- Interpersonal skills
- Making friends
- Confidence building