Social Anxiety therapists in North York, Ontario ON, Canada CA
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, M.Div
Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear and anxiety in social situations. It can cause individuals to avoid social interactions or to feel extremely self-conscious in social situations, even when they are not the focus of attention. Social anxiety can interfere with daily functioning and overall well-being, and can make it difficult for individuals to form and maintain relationships. It is important for individuals with social anxiety to receive treatment to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Treatment for social anxiety typically involves a combination of medication and therapy. Medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or benzodiazepines, can help reduce symptoms of anxiety. Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or social skills training, can help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and learn coping strategies to manage anxiety in social situations.
7 Years Experience
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Social anxiety disorder is a common form of anxiety disorder. Individuals with social anxiety disorder experience symptoms of anxiety or fear in situations where they may face scrutiny, evaluation, or judgment from others. Everyday activities such as eating or drinking in front of others or using public restrooms can also trigger anxiety or fear due to concerns about potential humiliation, judgment, or rejection. I use CBT to introduce alternative thinking patterns, behaviors, and responses to situations in order to alleviate anxiety and fear. It also emphasizes the acquisition and practice of social skills, a crucial aspect of treating social anxiety disorder. Through CBT, you can develop strategies to feel more at ease in social interactions and enhance your overall social competence. Social anxiety does not need to limit your life, social connections, and opportunities. Let me help you break free from social anxiety and live the way you want to be living.
0 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, MA, CCC
FREE consultations! If you are struggling with social anxiety, I can help. It is possible to reduce anxiety, become comfortable in social situations, and begin to approach people and situations that you have been avoiding. Don't worry - it doesn't have to happen all at once... and my approach is a lot more helpful than "Just get over your fear." You know, that's not super helpful advice! I will work with you and provide you with tools and strategies for reducing the hold anxiety has over your life so that you can reengage with what is important to you and live the life that you want to be living.
1 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW,MTS,RP
Do you feel judged by others? Believe that others are against you? Does this prevent you from having fulfilling life? through the use of resilience skills this can dramatically improve. Call me for a fifteen min consultation.
12 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
As a psychotherapist, I chose to work with social anxiety because I understand the significant impact that this condition can have on an individual's daily life. Social anxiety is a complex condition that involves a fear of social situations and a fear of being negatively evaluated by others. These fears can lead to avoidance of social situations and can interfere with an individual's ability to function in their daily life. I believe that through therapy, individuals with social anxiety can learn new coping strategies and develop a better understanding of their symptoms. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify the underlying causes of their social anxiety and develop new ways of managing their symptoms. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space where my clients can feel heard and understood, and I am dedicated to helping them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
2 Years Experience
Psychologist, Psychologist, Registered Psychotherapist, Pre Registration Professionals
Without treatment, the symptoms of social may continue to interrupt your quality of life. However, treatment has been proven effective in supporting people with anxiety to get back to enjoying life. Here are some next steps to help you get started: Relaxation strategies can help to decrease the physical symptoms of anxiety. The more you feel your heart racing and your breathing changing, the harder it is to calm yourself down. Try to breathe deeply. Counselling with a mental health provider has been proven to be very effective in helping individuals overcome Anxiety issues. Not only can a trained counsellor help teach you the strategies needed to help stop the anxiety cycle, they can also help you use them correctly. In severe cases one should also consult their family doctor since medication, when taken in conjunction with counselling, has often proved helpful. McDowall Integrative Psychology & Healthcare can help connect you with a mental health professional who is a personal and cultural fit; someone who has expertise treating anxiety.
18 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, RP (Q)
Hey there, I'm Natasha, and I want you to know that I understand how overwhelming social anxiety can be. Those moments of self-consciousness and fear of judgment can make even the simplest interactions feel like daunting challenges. But I'm here to tell you that you don't have to face this alone. I specialize in helping individuals like you work through social anxiety and find ways to feel more at ease in social situations. In our therapy sessions, you'll find a judgment-free space where you can talk openly about your experiences. Together, we'll explore the roots of your anxiety and develop strategies to help you manage it. Social anxiety can impact your relationships, career, and overall quality of life. I'm here to offer guidance, support, and practical techniques that can help you regain control and build your confidence. Throughout our journey together, you'll learn techniques to manage anxious thoughts, practice exposure to social situations, and develop self-assurance. Remember, you're not defined by your anxiety, and there's a way to navigate social interactions with greater ease. Let's take that first step towards feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Reach out to me today, and let's work on navigating social anxiety together, so you can approach social situations with a sense of empowerment and calm.
0 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, ND, RP
BECAUSE “ALONE” IS NOT SOMETHING WE’RE MEANT FOR Relationships are inherently challenging. While intimate connection serves some of our deepest human needs, it also tends to confront our deepest insecurities. We may need and want connection, but when connection doesn't feel safe, those competing drives become a source on inner torment. Our patterns and models for how to be in relationship are installed at a very young age. From social anxiety, fear of conflict and emotional distance to people pleasing and difficulties with boundaries, the core of many relational issues are often rooted in our own attachment patterns. By understanding and healing our attachment and relational patterns, we can transform our way of being in relationship.
11 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Qualifying), MA
Social anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder that involves feelings of fear, self-consciousness, and discomfort in social situations. People with social anxiety may worry about being judged or evaluated by others, or about making a mistake in social situations. As a result, they may avoid social situations or may experience significant distress when they do participate in them. Social anxiety can interfere with daily life and relationships, and can lead to problems with work and school. It's important to seek help if social anxiety is causing significant distress or interfering with daily life. Treatment for social anxiety may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can be helpful in teaching individuals coping skills to manage their anxiety and gradually expose them to feared social situations. Medication, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can also be helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms. If you or someone you know is experiencing social anxiety, it's important to seek help from a mental health professional. With the right treatment, individuals with social anxiety can learn to manage their anxiety and improve their quality of life.
1 Years Experience
Social anxiety disorder (also known as Social Phobia) is a mental health condition. It is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched, judged and perhaps even humiliated by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends. Hypnosis has proven to be an excellent method or complement to counteracting the negative effects of this disorder.
5 Years Experience