Social Anxiety Counseling

Counseling For Social Anxiety Disorder.

It’s the third most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder, but what exactly is it?

Social Anxiety Disorder is a marked and persistent  fear of social and performance situations.

It’s the fear of being observed by others, judged by them and of feeling humiliated.   It occurs in about 14 percent of the population and is frequently accompanied by drug or alcohol abuse.

These signs could be indicators that you might be struggling with social anxiety disorder:

You:

  • Really fear being judged by others
  • Worry excessively about how you look to others
  • Have trouble introducing yourself at meetings and events
  • Feel nervous around acquaintances
  • Freeze celebrity porn pics up
  • Worry about social interactions that seem much easier for others
  • Get “Paralyzed” when others are watching you.
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Worry about saying something unpopular or controversial
  • Over-prepare or over-rehearse presentations
  • Fret over casual social interactions
  • Try to be overly agreeable or submissive
  • Focus too much on fitting in or conforming
  • Avoid being the center of attention
  • Are scared that you’ll “look stupid”

Social Anxiety Disorder is often misdiagnosed.

In fact it’s often missed entirely by doctors and therapists.

How do you know if you might be suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder?  If you are suffering and the intensity your anxiety leads you to difficulty with relationships or with work, it’s a good idea to get an evaluation.

Isn’t it just “being shy”?  No.   Generally, shyness is less severe in intensity.  It creates less impairment and there is less avoidance of uncomfortable situations.

There is something you can do.

Counseling For Social Anxiety Can Teach You Effective Skills To Strengthen Your Confidence.

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What can you do about it?  One of the best things that you can do is to work with a therapist or counselor who has experience treating Social Anxiety Disorder.  Together we’ll help you find your way past the suffering that Social Anxiety Disorder causes.

Call Michael G. Quirke, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at 415 820-3943 to schedule an appointment.