Social anxiety disorder is a sort of anxiety in which you are overly preoccupied with what other people think of you or how they will perceive you. As a result, you may find it difficult to engage in social situations, which may influence your daily life.
Here are some examples of how social anxiety can express itself:
- A strong aversion to social interactions
- You may have weeks of anxiousness before a social occasion or a performance
- You begin to avoid social events to the greatest extent possible
- If you attend a feared situation, you may feel bodily anxiety symptoms such as heart palpitations, stomach pains, and perspiration.
A trained psychotherapist can assist you in identifying your social anxiety triggers, teach effective coping strategies, social skills, and relaxation techniques as well as reframe negative thoughts. When you feel overwhelmed by worrisome ideas, consider confronting them and replacing them with more beneficial ones using a technique known as realistic thinking.
It’s perfectly fine, to begin with, small changes. You are not required to volunteer to conduct a meeting or to engage in conversation with everyone you encounter. A therapist in California and Nevada can assist you in practicing techniques to deal with negative situations ahead of time so that you feel better prepared to deal with them if they arise during a contact.
If you are suffering from a social anxiety disorder, it is highly recommended that you seek counseling services. Our office is located in Palmdale, California; however, we can provide services via a secured telehealth system in the State of California and Nevada. If your symptoms are severe, a combination of spiritual, mental, and physical service and support can help you improve.
Mind Body & Spirit Counseling Services can assist you in getting your life back on track. We have a diverse staff that can assist you in overcoming your social anxiety.