Find Support for Social Phobia and Shyness with the Therapists at Right Path Counseling on Long Island
There are social situations that naturally feel uncomfortable, and many of us struggle with a bit of shyness now and then. But some people find that social situations are a more significant struggle – an experience where they feel intense anxiety when they’re faced with not only social situations, but the very potential of them.
That may be social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia. It is an intense anxiety that comes from social situations. If you or someone you love may have social anxiety on Long Island, contact Right Path Counseling, today. Our therapists in Jericho, NY offer supportive care that is sensitive to your social struggles, with effective strategies for addressing social issues.
With services for both children and adults, contact us at (516) 247-6457 to get connected to a social anxiety therapist.
What is Social Anxiety?
We, as human beings, need social interaction. Study after study shows that having friends and maintaining meaningful relationships helps us live longer, reduce stress, and control anxiety. Some people are more introverted than others, yet the vast majority of people benefit from being able to find happiness in small or large social settings.
But some people’s desire for social connection is outweighed by this fear and anxiousness they have within those settings. Lots of people are shy, but those with social anxiety disorder experience severe anxiety and stress in these social situations, with symptoms that include:
- Anxiety or anxiety attacks in social settings.
- Fear of the idea of being in social settings, and possible avoidance of those experiences.
- Fear of being embarrassed or making a mistake.
- Fear of your own social anxiety – and that others will judge you for being anxious.
Social anxiety disorder shares many of the same symptoms as traditional phobias, which is why it is also called “Social Phobia.” But unlike other phobias, like the fear of spiders or the fear of snakes, social situations are something we cannot avoid and that we come across every day. We don’t desire snakes. But we do desire healthy social interactions. That’s what therapy is here to help with.
About Our Social Anxiety Therapy on Long Island
We at Right Path Counseling understand that it can be hard for someone with social anxiety to even seek treatment, and we make sure to create an environment that is comfortable for you. We are sensitive to the challenges that people with social anxiety go through. We will make sure that you are comfortable, and respond to any stresses you may have along the way.
We approach each patient knowing that you’re unique, and knowing that we need to find the right therapy and support to help you. Our approaches change based on the patient, with examples that include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Anxiety (CBT)
- Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Psychodynamic Theory
- Positive Psychology
- EFT, and More
Sometimes you need someone to talk to. Sometimes you need someone to guide you. We match you with a therapist who we believe will help you find the relief and support that you need.
Choose the Therapists at Right Path Counseling, Today
Our psychotherapy practice is located in Jericho, convenient for much of Long Island, including Hicksville, Plainview, Syosset, Brookville, and Huntington. We have many approaches available and are very dedicated to your wellness and recovery. Please contact us today for social anxiety treatment for yourself or your children, or let us know if you have any questions.