Are Your Fears Getting in the Way of Living the Life You Want?
Social anxiety is rooted in judgment of yourself as falling short of some social standard and not being good enough as you are...
- Do you find it difficult not to be self-conscious around others?
- Do you feel strange, awkward, or wrong about who you are?
- Do you often fantasize about being a different, more confident, person?
- Do you drive yourself crazy with worries about others not liking you?
- Do you often feel you have to put on a front when interacting with others?
… if one or more of these symptoms sound familiar to you, I have good news: Therapy can help you conquer your social anxiety and develop greater self-esteem!
Better Therapy for Social Anxiety
I help you get to the root of your social anxiety by helping you understand the underlying causes of your symptoms...
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Treatment of Social Anxiety
- Why do I feel socially anxious?
- Social anxiety has many causes. It refers to an anxiety that develops anytime you are asked to show yourself or be yourself in front of others. The anxiety itself communicates a double bind: you feel inadequate if you don't offer yourself, and you feel vulnerable and exposed if you do offer yourself. At the heart of your social anxiety, however, lies a host of unresolved issues related to your perception of social expectations, your past experiences of not being who people want you to be, and your feelings of being inadequate and wrong. These feelings and beliefs have their own unique origins in each person's life, and we must get to the root of things, to fully resolve the anxiety...
- How can therapy help me overcome my social anxiety?
- Therapy helps you get more in touch with yourself and work through past experiences that have created bruises on your self-esteem and your confidence in others. By opening up freely in an environment that facilitates trust, safety, and self-focus, you will begin to access memories and experiences which you may have repressed, and will be able to feel more authentic and secure in yourself.
- What is different about the "Better Therapy" approach to social anxiety?
- Some approaches to social anxiety focus on the symptoms you are experiencing and the thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of feeling socially successful. Although these symptoms are often the reason people seek help, they are only the tip of the iceberg. I help you discover and explore the deeper origins of your social anxiety. Instead of simply zeroing in on social anxiety as a problem, I help you understand your anxiety in the wider context of your life, upbringing, relationships, and past experiences. I believe this more existential and insight-oriented approach will help you develop greater self-acceptance and self-confidence, and will promote change that is deeper and more lasting.
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