What is Social Anxiety?
Do you experience difficulty in social situations? Do you consider yourself shy and introverted? Are you afraid of getting humiliated, rejected, or embarrassed in social settings? Do you worry about interaction with people? Do you experience loneliness, anger or frustration as a result of your difficulty in social situations? Do you tend to avoid socializing with people? If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from Social Anxiety. Social anxiety can cause extreme discomfort in social situations and can interfere with one’s ability to make friends, maintain relationships, get to know people at work or one’s personal life. The good news is, we can help. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for social anxiety, there is good reason to believe your problems can begin to improve very soon.
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with Social Anxiety
CBT along with Exposure Therapy has been scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of social anxiety. Warm, caring, professionals can offer CBT therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on the corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering. We also work with experienced and knowledgeable psychiatrists if we determine that medication could be helpful. We know it is not easy to get started, but we are here to help you get on the path to a better life. For information about CBT therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your problems and their treatment.
If you are interested in more technical details about social anxiety, please continue to read below, but at any point feel free to call us if we can be of help.
Social Anxiety Definition
Social Anxiety Disorder is a diagnosis, which includes a level of anxiety and avoidance that significantly impairs an individuals functioning. Although on the surface a person may be simply labeled as shy or introverted, a person with Social Anxiety Disorder fears being rejected, humiliated, embarrassed, or ashamed to a point of extreme dysfunction.
A person suffering from this disorder could experience intense feelings of distress and research has indicated that those may include frustration, loneliness, and anger, not simply those on the anxiety continuum.
Social Anxiety Treatment NYC
Social Anxiety Disorder is a diagnosis that is effectively treated by cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT). Exposure therapy for social anxiety is included on the American Psychological Association's list of Empirically Supported Treatments (EST's).