Social Anxiety Counseling
Do you experience anxiety or nervousness when faced with social situations at work?
Or do you absorb yourself in work because you feel this way too often outside of work in social settings?
Do you maybe take 1 or 2 more drinks than you should to cope with social anxiety at the work party? Or avoid going at all and stay in to play video games?
Are you afraid of being judged or criticized by others?
Do you often worry about making mistakes, looking bad or being embarrassed in front of others?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may have a social anxiety. While it is normal to feel nervous in some social situations, people who experience daily social anxiety tend to avoid everyday interactions that cause them significant fear, anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment because they fear being scrutinized or judged by others.
If you feel distress in the following scenarios, you may be experiencing Social Anxiety:
- You feel teased or criticized
- Do you notice you are the center of attention, then become very uncomfortable?
- You feel discomfort when others watch or observe while you are completing a task
- Having to say something in a formal public setting may even cause intense distress or panic
- Meeting people of authority, such as bosses at work, or important figures in your life create intense anxiety
- Feeling insecure and out of place in social situations
- You feel Embarrassed easily
- Meeting other people’s eyes takes extreme effort
Social anxiety can become a chronic condition. Learning coping skills in therapy sessions can help you gain the confidence you need to improve your ability to interact with others, and not lean on unwanted habits.
If you feel you may have a social anxiety disorder, I encourage you to contact me today for a free consultation.