Social Anxiety therapists in Peterborough, Ontario ON, Canada CA

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Peterborough, Ontario therapist: Vanessa Fingland, counselor/therapist
Social Anxiety

Vanessa Fingland

Counsellor/Therapist, CCPCPR.cand, RPC-C
I help women who are suffering with social anxiety. Social anxiety usually stems from low self worth and self esteem. I know what it’s like, I have been there and I can help you become more confident in social situations.  
6 Years Experience
Online in Peterborough, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Natasha Mano, registered psychotherapist
Social Anxiety

Natasha Mano

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.  
1 Years Experience
Online in Peterborough, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Transforming Emotions, psychologist
Social Anxiety

Transforming Emotions

Psychologist
Do you fear others are judging you? Do you walk through the world trying to manage your body, your expressions, your actions, your breathing for fear of being noticed, humiliated, or rejected by others? Do you simply feel 'not good enough' in the eyes of yourself and others? Are you tired of working so hard to cope with your anxiety without ever truly feeling better? If so, you may be suffering from social anxiety and likely from the loneliness that comes from living behind the mask that others are allowed to see. At Transforming Emotions, we use integrative therapy techniques from a foundation of emotion focused therapy to help you get to the root of your social anxiety. We aim to identify and heal the underlying experiences of fear and shame that tend to underpin the experience of social anxiety and negative self-judgment. Contact us today for a free consultation to help us match you to the right therapist for your unique needs.  
17 Years Experience
Online in Peterborough, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Headway Mental Health, registered psychotherapist
Social Anxiety

Headway Mental Health

Registered Psychotherapist, Joshua Dvorkin, MPsy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying),
As a psychotherapist I can employ various techniques and approaches to help someone with social anxiety disorder. Here are some common methods: 1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This approach focuses on identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs related to social situations. By examining and restructuring these thoughts, individuals can develop more realistic and positive thinking patterns. 2. Exposure Therapy: This technique involves gradually exposing individuals to social situations that provoke anxiety. The therapist helps create a supportive and safe environment for the person to face their fears and develop coping strategies. Over time, repeated exposure can help desensitize the person to anxiety-provoking situations. 3. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation and breathing exercises, can help individuals become more aware of their thoughts and bodily sensations. By practicing mindfulness, individuals can learn to manage their anxiety symptoms and increase their tolerance for discomfort in social situations. 4. Social Skills Training: This involves teaching individuals specific social skills, such as effective communication, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. By practicing these skills in therapy sessions and real-life situations, individuals can improve their confidence and ability to interact with others. 5. Supportive Therapy: Providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express their feelings and fears can be essential. The therapist can offer emotional support, validation, and guidance throughout the therapeutic process. 6. Medication: In some cases, medication may be prescribed alongside therapy to help manage the symptoms of social anxiety disorder. Psychotherapists may work collaboratively with psychiatrists or other medical professionals to determine the need for medication. It's important to note that the specific approach used may vary depending on the therapist's training, the severity of the individual's symptoms, and their preferences. A psychotherapist will typically tailor the treatment plan to the unique needs and goals of each person with social anxiety disorder.  
7 Years Experience
Online in Peterborough, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Theresa Gregory, Lightbridge Psychotherapy, registered psychotherapist
Social Anxiety

Theresa Gregory, Lightbridge Psychotherapy

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters in the Arts
Social anxiety can feel isolating, as our fear limits our lives in not being able to connect freely with others in a meaningful way. I can help you to explore your core issues that are holding you back from leading a happy and fulfilling life, so that you can feel more confident and self-assured in your social interactions.  
4 Years Experience
Online in Peterborough, Ontario