Do you experience intense anxiety or nervousness when faced with social situations?
Do you fear being judged or criticized by others?
Are you always worried about making mistakes, looking bad, or being embarrassed in front of others?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may have a Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).
While it is normal to feel nervous in some social situations, people who experience daily social anxiety tend to avoid everyday interactions that cause them significant fear, anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment because they fear being scrutinized or judged by others.
People with Social Anxiety Disorder often experience significant distress in the following situations:
- Being teased or criticized
- Being the center of attention
- Being watched or observed while completing a task
- Having to speak up in a formal, public setting
- Meeting people in authority, such as authority figures
- Feeling insecure and out of place in social situations
- Embarrass easily
- Making eye contact with others
Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental health condition. By taking advantage of our therapy sessions, you can express your thoughts and emotions in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Learning coping skills in therapy sessions can help you gain the confidence you need to improve your ability to interact with others. You can also learn effective strategies that will help with your symptoms and allow you to gradually begin to partake in the activities and situations you tend to avoid due to the anxiety associated with them.
If you feel you may have a social anxiety disorder, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation. We want to remind you that you don’t have to face this alone and our team of compassionate and dedicated therapists are here to assist you on your journey of battling with social anxiety disorder.