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Is social anxiety negatively affecting your relationships and causing you to avoid social interactions?

Many people feel anxious in social situations, where they feel they might be judged or embarrassed. Agoraphobia is a more extreme form of social anxiety where people fear having an anxiety or panic attack around other people and losing control of their body and emotions. No matter what kind of social anxiety you are experiencing, you’ll be glad to know that there is help available.

Whether you are located in downtown Fort Smith, the suburbs of Fort Smith, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Arkansas, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

If you’re not sure whether you are dealing with social anxiety, this section will help. It is very normal to feel nervous in some social situations, but people with social anxiety disorder feel a great sense of fear and self-consciousness in everyday interactions, like working around coworkers, going to the store, or riding public transportation.

Here are some symptoms you may experience in everyday social situations if you have social anxiety:

  • Trembling, shaking, or tense muscles
  • Quick shallow breaths that leave you feeling lightheaded
  • An upset stomach or nausea
  • A racing heart

These symptoms may be felt in anticipation of a social situation, during, or afterward. If you experience symptoms like these, you could benefit from seeing a therapist.

If you think you may be suffering from social anxiety, read licensed therapist Alexandra Lambeth’s tips for coping with irrational thoughts, fear, and anxiety.

The Time is Now: See a Social Anxiety Therapist Today!

A social anxiety therapist can help reduce your anxiety and teach you coping skills so you can move forward feeling more confident and carefree. Mental Health Match can quickly match you with a professional therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Janine Purvis
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identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.


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Together, we will:

identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and will collaborate with you to identify & set goals so you make the changes you desire. I provide a structured yet flexible approach. I now offer EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
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Janine Purvis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana
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Keesha Parker
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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.


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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

Our work will not be your typical sessions where you emotionally vomit out your story while someone sits across the room nodding their head and taking notes. I will be on the edge of my chair listening to every word and feeling it with you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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Keesha Parker remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Texas
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Heather Srncik
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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.


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Together, we will:

Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach encompasses a variety of techniques based on your individual needs. We will work collaboratively on your goals, identify the roots of your symptoms, and develop tools to overcome your current challenges

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Overwhelmed
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Heather Srncik remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa