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Social Anxiety Therapy

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What Is Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)?

Social Anxiety is a common, disabling, and treatable mental health condition characterized by fear or excessive worry about being in social situations. People with this disorder have a fear of being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated by others. To be considered a mental health diagnosis, the fear must be more significant and debilitating than normal nervousness associated with social situations.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:

To be diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, the fear and anxiety must last for over 6 months and cause significant impairment to work, social life, or other areas of functioning.

Are There Different Types of Social Anxiety?

The difference between different types of social anxiety depends on the situation the person feels anxiety.

Types of social phobias include:

It is possible to live with more than one type of social phobia. When you speak with a therapist you can better understand which type of social anxiety you are experiencing. Your trauma therapist will help you learn coping skills and identify strategies to reframe your thoughts to alleviate your symptoms.

What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder can be caused by several factors including:

While these are common causes that contribute to social anxiety, other factors may be present as well. Whatever the cause of your social anxiety, it is important to remember there is a treatment that can help reduce your symptoms.

Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

How Is Social Anxiety Disorder Diagnosed?

Social anxiety disorder can be diagnosed by a therapist, counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

These mental health professionals may use the following methods to help them diagnose your condition:

Therapists have specific tools and education on all disorders so it is important to seek help from a clinician to obtain a proper diagnosis.

Is Social Anxiety Disorder Treatable?

Social anxiety disorder is treatable. With treatment, you can live free of excessive fear and worry regarding social situations.

According to research the most effective treatments for social anxiety disorder include:

Your therapist may recommend other interventions for your social anxiety. Oftentimes, you may need to try different things before you find your favorite coping skill, or even more likely, a combination of the ones that work best for you.

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

What Medications Are Used to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder?

Medications that are used to treat Social Anxiety Disorder include:

Some other medications may include beta-blockers such as propranolol or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Social Anxiety?

Some factors that influence the development of social anxiety disorder include:

Other factors can increase the risk of developing social anxiety, such as cultural and social factors. Also, it’s important to note that all of these risk factors do not necessarily mean an individual will certainly develop social phobia disorder.

Can Therapy Benefit Social Anxiety?

The following therapy interventions have been shown to have the highest success rates:

Social anxiety therapy can help you improve your confidence by shifting negative thought patterns to feel more comfortable in social settings.

Do I Need Therapy for Social Anxiety?

You can decide if you need therapy for social anxiety by considering the following quote by Tony Robins, “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”

Some factors to consider when deciding on therapy include:

Therapy is a proactive step in improving your life by learning skills that can help you cope with and combat negative thoughts that trigger social anxiety.

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How to Get Treatment for Social Anxiety?

To find treatment for social anxiety take the following steps:

Finding treatment for social anxiety disorder may take some work, but it is an investment in your mental health and well-being.

Transform your life with our evidence-based social anxiety disorder treatment in West Palm Beach. Our skilled trauma therapists specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques to alleviate symptoms. Schedule an appointment today at (561) 485-0571 and embrace healing through the power of trust in therapeutic relationships.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.