Social Anxiety

Social Phobia is characterized by excessive fear and inhibition associated with social situations, including fears of interacting with, performing before, or being observed by other people.  Social inhibition, characterized by feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation, is common and can have devastating effects on relationships, careers, and one’s quality of life.

CBT is a highly effective and proven treatment for social anxiety. CBT teaches individuals to change the way they think about social interactions (cognitive reframing) and to test and disconfirm their beliefs about feared consequences through graduated exposure to social situations.