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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, 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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Cynthia Valentine
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Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it. We will get you unstuck. I work with people who have *always* had something going on and many have a history of ADHD.


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Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it. We will get you unstuck. I work with people who have *always* had something going on and many have a history of ADHD.

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We'll practice acceptance andnd together we'll apply real skills to help you reconnect, heal and live with more confidence and emotional security.

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Ayesha Asghar
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Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.


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Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.

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I use CBT, ACT & DBT in my practice: These approaches help people to learn emotional regulation, to change their unhealthy thinking patterns & behaviors and they can also learn mindfulness skills to accept & reconnect with their true self.

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  • Depression
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Ani Martikyan
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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.


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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.

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I am an EMDR-practitioner, ready to process earlier traumas and present-day fears. The goal is to live the life you desire by exploring new solutions to your questions and creating opportunities for healing, acceptance and change.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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Crystal Young
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work collaboratively to improve your quality of life on your own terms but with the challenge and support of me as your therapist. We will address underlying issues ,familial trauma and day to day barriers to support a healthy quality of living !


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work collaboratively to improve your quality of life on your own terms but with the challenge and support of me as your therapist. We will address underlying issues ,familial trauma and day to day barriers to support a healthy quality of living !

Something to know about my approach is:

My clients say that they enjoy my directive approach. I challenge my clients, I cheerlead and advocate for my clients, I support my clients and meet them where they are at on their journey.

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  • Anger Management
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  • Depression
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Melissa Grisi
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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.


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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a holistic approach and offer EMDR, CBT, DBT, expressive arts, mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga to help you achieve your goals so you can live the life you deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
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