Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a mental health condition where you experience an intense fear of becoming extremely anxious and possibly humiliated in social situations. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day to day activities. Although you may recognize that your fear is excessive and unreasonable, you feel powerless against your anxiety. Social anxiety does not have to stop you from living a fulfilling life. Social anxiety disorder is a common concern and can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy, self-help techniques and medication. Seeking help from a trained mental health professional can be the first step in finding relief.

Local Experts in Social Anxiety Disorder

Melissa Barbash

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Relationships can seem overwhelming when social anxiety is present. Social situations can be physically uncomfortable and emotionally paralyzing. I work with clients in individual and group therapy to address the ongoing patterns which keep people from creating connection. I have years of experience facilitating interpersonal and process group therapy where clients can practice what they seek.

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